Joliet, IL—William “Flex” Balfour is inside one of America’s toughest prisons, Stateville. The population of this infamous Big House is mean and Black. Balfour is there on a parole violation and is entitled to the presumption of innocence.
The problem is that American Idol and Oscar Winning actress, Jennifer Hudson’s picture hangs in many cells there. I know that people suspected of killing children don’t normally do well in prison. I also know that the presumption of a child killing suspect’s innocence does not have much meaning to the nastiest inmates at stateville.
Balfour would not last ten minutes in any kind of group setting without catching the business end of a shank, garrote or other exotic improvised prison weapon.
Here is William “Flex” Balfour latest mug shot taken this morning and in it he does not look unconcerned.