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Lane Garrison

I'm Breaking Race Barrier

In Jail

5/27/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lane Garrison has become an incarcerated version of Martin Luther King Jr., trying to integrate the inmates at L.A. County Jail.

The way it works as a practical matter ... inmates traditionally stick with their own race -- they eat together, congregate together during recreational hours and so on.  And sources in the Sheriff's Dept. tell us ... the separation actually keeps the jail safer.

We're told Lane is trying to crack the race barrier and he's focusing on something universal to all ... food.  Lane is trying to get people of all races together during meal time and is telling friends it's actually starting to stick. 

Lane is saying he's been able to get African Americans, Hispanics and Caucasians to eat together and they're talking, laughing and generally getting along.

Lane's experiment may be short-lived.  He's supposed to get out of jail on June 29.  He's being held on a parole hold after his domestic violence arrest last month.

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Jay W.     

"incarcerated version of Martin Luther King Jr"


Well isn't he special? Stop the B.S. TMZ

850 days ago
2.

RonRon    

So when the prison race riot starts they can blame this guy.

850 days ago
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Bridget    

I'm all for racial harmony and everything. But from what I understand, jail isn't the place to be trying to make that happen, lol.


He needs to not bother with the PR move from behind bars. I'm pretty sure any shot at a big acting career is gone at this point.


And please don't compare that guy to MLK. That's just wrong on so many levels.

850 days ago
4.

hi    

God acts in mysterious ways ,maybe he'll become a preacher once he gets out of jail and treats women like a gentleman

850 days ago
5.

CCCP    

WOW another white man is trying to save the world

850 days ago
6.

static    

MLK did do jail time for standing up for civil rights not for assaulting a woman.

850 days ago
7.

NobodySpecial    

I would love to see how this nitwit is blending all races in jail. Do you really think the gangs are saying "Hey, lets give this a chance !". This is the biggest bunch of BS I have read here in a long time.

850 days ago
8.

Smarg    

Wait until he gets gang-raped by the brothers. Haw!

850 days ago
9.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Yeah, because races never ever interacted in jail before he came along, gimme a break.

850 days ago
10.

Binah    

He'll have them all singing kumbayah, right?

850 days ago
11.

Bwoy dem    

Lane is the perfect example of a real decent guy who just makes ****ty decisions/mistakes.

850 days ago
12.

Kari    

Well, isn't he special? Too bad he thinks it's ok to beat up women.

850 days ago
13.

Joao    

Judge: In consideration of your noble attempts to bring harmony to the jail as reported by the dishonorable Sheriff Baca and the equally shady TMZ, I rule that you have served your debt to society. Go, and sin not more.

850 days ago
14.

There's a problem here    

Nice story but I'm calling bull.zhyt on it. It sounds more like the that firm white ass has itself a bunch of new boyfriends.

850 days ago
15.

DizzKid    

I can't believe TMZ actually went there with this. Idiots!

850 days ago
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