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Successful Presentation Strategies (Collection) by Jerry Weissman

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65. Breaking into Jail

The Elephant IS in the Room

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Jail break films have long been a staple offering of Hollywood, but in a real life reversal of form, the Los Angeles Times reported that a former prisoner of the California State Prison in Sacramento, one Marvin Ussery, attempted to break into the jail. Although Mr. Ussery claimed that he was only “reminiscing,” prison authorities suspected that he was trying to smuggle in drugs, tobacco, or mobile phones to sell to the inmates. However, a search didn’t find any contraband on him, so his motive remains a mystery.1

In business, “breaking into jail” has a different connotation: offering negative ...

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