November 30, 2012

God Rest Ye Merry, Criminals?

Matthew Brown, Deseret News

A judge in Oklahoma admits his decision to require church attendance during probation probably wouldn't withstand an appeal. But until someone challenges the practice, he will keep doing it.

District Judge Mike Norman sentenced 17-year-old Tyler Alred earlier this month to 10 years probation for DUI manslaughter. Among the conditions of the probation, Allred must attend a weekly church service of his choosing.

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