In the beginning of chapter 2 of Spradley’s. You Owe Yourself a Drunk. it talks about how many people went to imprison for public inebriation around the late 1960’s. It walks through the procedure of what will go on or what you can make if you went to imprison for public inebriation. The chief character of this chapter is Mr. William R. Tanner. He is a 49-year-old White who has ne’er been married. He was arrested nine times for public inebriation. and served about two 100 yearss on the drunken charges. Throughout the chapter he talks about his experiences in gaol and how he wants to alter the jurisprudence for public inebriation. His experience was typical. but his narrative was common from any other adult male in the American society.
It starts off with Tanner composing a missive to Jim explicating a little portion of his background and his narrative about his experience with the jurisprudence enforcement. As he was in gaol he would compose about what happened during the twenty-four hours. Most of the clip he would speak about what he saw and heard in his cell. or when he goes to the Alcoholism Treatment Center. After he was released from the intervention centre. he had to go to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings every dark. He couldn’t manage it so he had beer in the public toilet and got drunk. Subsequently. he realized that he should near and happen out what is missing. what the individual needs to assist make full his demands. He believes that people can imbibe merely to experience happy. So so Tanner wrote a Writ of Habeas Corpus to the Judge so he could explicate the ground why people should non be arrest for being drunk under some fortunes. He feels that his rights may hold been/are being abridged. infringed. or violated in the undermentioned cases. occasions. and specifics. The justice denied his writ and put his test in Municipal Court. The justice said that his writ was premature and could merely be submitted after I had been tried and found guilty.
After that. Tanner went back to his imbibing wonts and got arrested once more and was sent back to prison for being drunk in public. Alternatively of traveling to the Seattle intervention centre because he dislikes it. he wanted to travel to Minneapolis. By the terminal of this chapter. Tanner shortly realized that his method to alter the jurisprudence for public inebriation can non be completed.