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Jail time in ’13

Is it really punishment if you can arrange furloughs?

April 23, 2013

Weekend jail sentences, punishments postponed for medical reasons, furloughs from jail—all of these special sentencing considerations have shown up in local cases....

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Apr-23-13 7:19 AM

Here is a novel idea for you "biased" sympathizers, don't do the crime and you won't have to experience how unfair the system is.

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Apr-23-13 7:30 AM

Would it be so hard to get someone to run the website that can figure out how to post these stories correctly?? How many days have there been stories double posted?? Figure it out.

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Apr-23-13 7:39 AM

Do the crime, do the time. A criminal loses all rights when they are committed to jail/prison. A small infirmary at the jail would do for the "sick". Criminals should be having fewer rights than the non-criminals. These criminals have no rights to special privileges. That is why crime is a problem, no fear of being sentenced.

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Apr-23-13 8:51 AM

"Do the crime, do the time." That's so clever armybrat! How did you conjure such a witticism?

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Apr-23-13 10:52 AM

Asknot: I'm w. you- everything should be common-sensed base which 99% of the time would benefit society as a whole...we all know the drug laws are the v v worst evil of all time...cost everyone except the dealers and syndicates. Moronic

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Apr-23-13 11:06 AM

It so sad about Whittekind, such a leach on society and willing to play the "sick" card. But, hopefully he will be in soon doing the time (which a lot of people felt should be a stiffer penalty). Sad thing is he is one of the ones that won't learn his lesson and violate again and again.

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Apr-23-13 1:03 PM

Actions have consequences. I thought going to jail was supposed to be inconvenient. That is the purpose of being “locked up”.

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Apr-23-13 2:44 PM

3 Disagrees? Looks like Shawn has a trio of supporters. Lol!

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Apr-23-13 3:15 PM

I'm with the ones who say if it is a non-violent offense let them out during the day to go to work, otherwise let them do the time! No weekends, let them check into the jail when the work day is over.

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Apr-23-13 3:31 PM

This guy has a long history of offenses in Athens, Pomeroy and Marietta Ohio. How long has he had a bad back??? Obviously not incapacitated...I certainly hope he serves his full 90 days at some point. Why do we allow these scumbags to dictate to us, how things should be. Oh.. did I mention that he is also a REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER!!!

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Apr-23-13 3:32 PM

Yes, I agree. Jails shoudl not be recreatinal facilities. They also shoud not be entrepreunerial endeavors. It seems that finding ways to get people in the door, rather than out has become a major preocuupation for the prison "industry."

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Apr-24-13 7:54 AM

Ohhhh Firedup, why are you defending Whittekind? He has done NOTHING positive in this community and now guilty of ANOTHER crime. People are just tired of this type of person.

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Apr-24-13 1:39 PM

You know, everyone complains about people on the welfare system, etc, but if you have someone who makes a one time mistake - say a DUI, and has to do 10 days in jail, has a legitimate job/employment who maybe has no vacation time or employer doesn't allow a leave of absence - doesn't it make sense (in the long run) to allow this type of crime/indvidual to serve their time on the weekends? If an inmate in the ODRC prison has a death in their immediate family (or member in hospital on deathbed) they're permitted to do a private funeral visit or deathbed visit...I think folks need to look at the BIG picture and not just satisfying the moment when saying do the crime do the time. Every crime is different, every individual's situation involving the commission of that crime is different. It's not black and white, i.e. cut and dry in every criminal case. Our Judges in Washington County do a great job. If you think you know better, then run for office yourself or be a lawyer.

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Apr-24-13 8:49 PM

It's time we stop saying "He/she's a good person they just made a bad choice. Choosing to drink and endanger my family a "mistake"? I don't think so. Bad people do bad things. There's a reason I don't have a criminal record...There's also a reason that I get up and go to work everyday. Good people make good choices..bad people get breaks from progressive liberal judges.

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Apr-25-13 7:45 AM

but if you have someone who makes a one time mistake - say a DUI, and has to do 10 days in jail

No one does 10 days for their first time DUI...

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