He was sent to prison – not jail – dammit!
Listener’s call: “Normally I have great respect for NPR and NPR reporters, but I listened to your report today about the sinking of the ferry in South Korea and you made a serious mistake when you said the captain was later sentenced to more than 30 years in jail. WRONG ANSWER! He was not sentenced to 30 years in jail; he wasn’t sentenced to any time in jail. That’s jail – get it? It’s prison. He may have been sentenced to 30 years in prison, I don’t know. But I know he wasn’t sentenced any time in jail.
“What is wrong with you? Are you an illiterate idiot? Where did you get your education? On a Crackerjack box? …You give NPR reporters a bad name when you do stupid things like that.”