Offenders in Ala. town can choose jail or church

freecell

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Offenders in Ala. town can choose jail or church :: WRAL.com


BAY MINETTE, Ala. — Authorities say non-violent offenders in southern Alabama will have a new choice: Go to jail, or go to church every Sunday for a year.


offenders select church, they'll be allowed to pick the place of worship but must check in weekly with the pastor and police. If the one-year church attendance program is completed, the offender's case will be dismissed.


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Offenders in Ala. town can choose jail or church :: WRAL.com


BAY MINETTE, Ala. — Authorities say non-violent offenders in southern Alabama will have a new choice: Go to jail, or go to church every Sunday for a year.


offenders select church, they'll be allowed to pick the place of worship but must check in weekly with the pastor and police. If the one-year church attendance program is completed, the offender's case will be dismissed.


Thoughts?
I think I would go ahead and do the time.:smiley_ROFLMAO:
 
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Offenders in Ala. town can choose jail or church :: WRAL.com


BAY MINETTE, Ala. — Authorities say non-violent offenders in southern Alabama will have a new choice: Go to jail, or go to church every Sunday for a year.


offenders select church, they'll be allowed to pick the place of worship but must check in weekly with the pastor and police. If the one-year church attendance program is completed, the offender's case will be dismissed.


Thoughts?
Actually Free, to be honest, I think it is a good idea.
 
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jackalope

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Me too and I like that the charges would be dismissed and hopefully completely off their record. Once a week is better than jail 7 days a week.
IA on all points. The only concern I had, when I was reading it yesterday was, what if they are an atheist?
Is it controversial, where it is? I don't remember that part of the story.
 
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Me too and I like that the charges would be dismissed and hopefully completely off their record. Once a week is better than jail 7 days a week.
If they are non-violent criminals they don't really need to be in the "University of Crime". That's what it seems are many prisons today, places to learn how to be a professional criminal. I would imagine that the right minister is going to be able to show them the error of their ways better than another convicted criminal.