September 26, 2006
Jail or probation?

If you were arrested for drunk driving and given a choice between probation and jail time, which would you choose? As Grits notes from a story over the weekend, the rational option in Harris County is probably jail. No, on the surface it doesn't make any sense. Yes, it's a clear indication that the probation system is screwed up here. And yes, other counties do probation better than Harris does. Check it out.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 26, 2006 to Crime and Punishment | TrackBack