A convicted killer is facing a controversy behind bars as his highly detailed sketch of an infant in an incubator with the term “Pro-Life” on the bottom is being distributed and sold to benefit an Illinois based non-profit pregnancy center.
Corey Fox, a 36-year old convicted of stabbing a man to death, is an inmate at Tamms Correctional Center, Illinois super-maximum prison. Fox has a history of creating trouble while being locked up, including a plan to escape from prison by choking a guard and strangling his former cellmate. His latest controversy is a bit milder than the others, but seems to be gaining a lot of outside attention.
The Illinois Department of Corrections became aware of Fox’s “Pro-Life” sketch in late September after a guard came across a letter from a woman that resides in the town the small non-profit pregnancy center is located in. The letter was to inform Fox that the t-shirt with the sketch being sold on the internet had only profited $2.50 in the five months it had been listed.
“I just wanted to tell him to have faith, and not to give up,” Nancy Meyer, the author of the letter, told Belleville News Daily.
Fox was issued a disciplinary ticket for “the distribution or posting of any written materials and/or engaging in an unauthorized business venture without authorization.” Fox thinks he will be sent to “The Hole” for a year for his actions. This means all of his possessions will be taken away from him and he will only be fed bland food.
Meyer believes that this whole thing has been a misunderstanding and that Fox never intended for this to be a money making scheme.
“He did it just to be good,” she said.
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