Since becoming a Gwinnett County inmate following his extradition six months ago, Ed Kramer has filed 370 “inmate requests, pre-grievances and grievances”.
Kramer’s complaints allege medical and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) issues, and interference with his practice of Orthodox Judaism.
“Edward Kramer is the highest maintenance inmate that I recall having in the 17 years that I’ve been sheriff,” Sheriff Butch Conway said.
Child molestation charges have been pending against Kramer, co-founder of Dragon*Con, since 2000. Trial had been postponed practically indefinitely based on representations about Kramer’s health and inability to participate in his defense. However, he was arrested in Connecticut in circumstances that resulted in his bond being revoked and Kramer being returned to Georgia.
The District Attorney has tried to convince the court of Kramer’s capacity to participate by presenting two witnesses who said they observed Kramer walking unhindered (and with a camera) in 2011. He currently is waiting for the defense to return with the results of a medical exam intended to determine Kramer’s fitness for trial.
[Thanks to Don Cook for the story.]