Warden attempts to stop lawyer from filming outside prison walls

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Warden William Pollard attempted to stop leading consumer attorney Vince Megna from filming a satirical YouTube video outside the Waupun State Prison grounds on March 12, 2012 in Waupun, Wisconsin. The ensuing confrontation was captured on video and posted on YouTube.

I'm not subject to the warden.

Warden William Pollard attempted to stop leading consumer attorney Vince Megna from filming a satirical YouTube video outside the Waupun State Prison grounds on March 12, 2012 in Waupun, Wisconsin. The ensuing confrontation was captured on video and posted on YouTube. The five-minute video shows a heated discussion between Megna and a prison guard. Filming from a public sidewalk outside the prison walls, Megna was twice accused of trespassing and repeatedly ordered to stop filming. Megna replied, “I’m not trespassing … I’m not subject to the warden,” and the filming continued. Local police were called in to investigate.

Megna was not cited by police or arrested as a result of the incident, but his videographer stopped filming after it was apparent the crew could not continue without interruption from police and the prison guard.

This video has created controversy between Megna and Waupun Correctional Officers upset with the video’s treatment of the prison guard. Hundreds of comments have been posted on social media sites, including Facebook, YouTube, Photography Is Not A Crime and others.
Megna is recognized nationally as the “King of Lemon Laws.” He is an outspoken critic of Governor Scott Walker who is facing a summer recall election.

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