Thursday, September 22, 2011

Alabama to Criminals: Serve Time in Jail or Go Church For a Year

In an effort to cut cost and change the lives of those heading down the wrong path, non-violent offenders in Bay Minette, Ala. found guilty of a crime are given the choice to either pay a fine and spend time in jail -- or go to church every Sunday for a year under a pilot program called Operation Restore Our Community or "ROC". If offenders select the church option -- because, really, why wouldn't they? -- they're allowed to pick the place of worship, but must check in with the pastor and the police department every week. If the one-year church attendance program is completed successfully, the offender's case will be dismissed. Halleloo!

source: WKRG
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