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Old 11-26-2010, 12:22 AM
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It's purely based on offense, the person and their attitude towards rehabilitation and the availability of an opening in the institution. But, honestly, it all comes down to security level. If your son is determined to be a minimum security type offender, he will goto a facility that is minimum security or would be house in the minimum security section of a given institution. The sentencing judge really has nothing to do with it, it's all determined once the person gets to CRC and their security level and risk is assessed and the case manager makes a determination where to send the person.

My guy is in for a murder charge and he's in Ross in Chillicothe and he's what is considered "close security" It's not maximum, but a step below that. He's able to get along just fine at Ross, but I haven't heard much about Chillicothe prison which is right across from Ross. But, yeah, it truly is determined by security classification.

Noble is synonymous for housing drug charges. My cousin was sentenced to Noble for 5 months after his conviction for drug abuse and possession after he came up dirty on a drug test while on probation. That prison alone got that boy clean and he's been clean ever since, just because he never wants to be in prison again, let alone Noble. I feel for you, I really do. I hate to think about what goes on inside the prison walls at times. I have to put it out of my mind at times because I would go crazy if I thought about it as much as I want to.

As for your son's request for treatment, it's not up to him what his request is. At that point, the lawyer knew either rehab wasn't an option anymore or the prosecutor has already said there would be no plea that involved rehab. We just don't know what lawyers on both sides discussed before making it to the final court date. It stinks, to put mildly. They are all very friendly with each other, and who knows what they discuss when their clients aren't around. The problem with your son's case, in the attorney's eyes, is that your son had a responsibility while on probation to stay out of trouble and he didn't. He's going to say that you could have or he could (your son) have checked into a treatment facility on his own during his probation, it doesn't have to be part of the plea agreement. Basically, it all comes down to the lawyer and the judges and everyone in between holding people accountable and responsibility to be taken.

In no way do I mean this harsh, I'm just giving it to you based on how my cousin was treated during his arrest for drug charges. It's not fair at times and it's hard when drug addiction causes other crimes to be committed. They just don't care, but they are all for locking people up. How about treating the addiction and helping with that instead of locking people up all the time? Seems to be a foreign word to these criminal justice people at times, it really does, and our loved ones suffer along with us.

I hope your son makes it through everything alright and he keeps his chin up and gets clean and turns everything around for the better!! I'm currently in college for criminal justice and I am hoping to find a career in policy and procedure or Constitutional Law when I graduate this spring. The criminal justice system is broken and something needs to be done. I might be only one person, but I'm going to do my best to make a difference and if that's only small thing to change, then it's a start!!
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