COLUMN: Prisoner benefits — a law-abiding citizens' dilemma

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

James Verone lost his job of 17 years as a Coca-Cola deliveryman. He tried unsuccessfully to find steady work. He lost his health insurance when he lost his job. He suffered chronic back pain and endured severe pain in his left foot that caused him to limp. When he discovered a lump in his chest, he became desperate.