Lay it on the Line

Inspired by the footage of the former Enron chief being led away in handcuffs, many listeners called wondering where Kenneth Lay, if convicted, would serve his time - as one put it "in a hardcore prison or a federal Marriott?" (apologies to the hotel chain). One caller informed us that the ultimate decision is made by the Bureau of Prisons, although the trial judge can make a recommendation. Of course, regarding sentence the judge will be guided by the U.S. Dept of Justice. The energy company's founder and former top executive says he
failed to save the company -- but that "failure does not equate to a crime." But in this case, does it? Email us your thoughts