I think this paragraph from the story is very telling;
'Last month, he spent a few days in the county jail after he failed to appear for a pretrial hearing at Superior Court.'
Did this jerkoff misplace his PDA or was it a willful disregard for the system? It was most likely the latter since he served a few days in stir. He seems like the kind of asshole who likes to pick and choose what rules suit him.
Is the rule against felons voting too restrictive? Probably. Is the penalty too harsh? Definitely. Am I going to loose sleep while this guy gets ass-raped for the next 5 years? Not a wink. Not all rules are fair or make sense. Don�t like �em? Cause change. Until then, follow them!