CHARLOTTE – Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon hasn’t updated his Facebook page since March 23, three days before his arrest on public corruption charges.
In one of his more recent entries that same month, in which he celebrated his first 100 days in office, Cannon wrote, “I hope I’ve made a difference in your opinion and have not been viewed as ‘luncheon on the job’ if you will.”
Cannon is set to “do” 44 months in federal prison after an FBI sting recorded him accepting thousands of dollars in cash and airline tickets from undercover agents, according to court documents.
He’s now reportedly under house arrest for having illegally voted in last Tuesday’s election and will punch in at his new digs Nov. 18.
Morgantown Federal Correctional Institution in West Virginia will most likely send Cannon to live in a dormitory or a cubicle area, as that is where new admissions are sent before “double-room housing” becomes available.
Morning wake up is at 6:15 a.m. Monday through Friday, according to the prison’s handbook. Cannon will be limited to three hobby-craft projects at a time and one pair each of steel-toe safety shoes and shower slippers and two pairs of sneakers.
The minimum-security prison promises not to censor his mail – as long the people he writes to are the president or vice president.
And, he can spend up to $300 a month in the commissary, where a battery fan costs $24.95, ear buds go for $10.35 and a strawberry shortcake ice cream bar (limit of two, please) will set him back $1.05.