my son came home feb 7 2011, he did 2 years, and had 6 months parole to do, his po called today and said he dropped dirty for meth and said he had till noon to go to a halfway house . To say the leased he did not go, so now i just pray he don"t get any new charges when they pick him up.....
Pam I am so sorry that you are going through this...and this is why our prison system does not work!! YOUR son is not a criminal, he has a drug problem. Prison will not help him!!
My room mate is going to prison for a 3rd DUI, and will most likely do 2.5 years (minimum). She is not a criminal, she has a drinking problem. Over all, the cost of randomly pulling her over, arresting her, sentencing her and incarcerating her will cost our state over $150,000. That's insane!!
I am infuriated with this damn DOC. It's bleeding our state of funding that we so desperately need in our schools, in rehabilitation programs, in continuing education.
my son has not been arrested yet, can he go sign himself into a treatment program, or will his po still send him back to prison??
The answer to your question is it depends on the PO. Your son violated the terms and conditions of his parole by dropping a dirty UA. That is grounds for returning him to prison. His PO gave him the opportunity to report to a halfway house by noon on 06/13/11, which he failed to do. That too is grounds for him to be returned to prison. It sure wouldn't hurt if he checked himself into rehab, not only to prevent going back to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence but perhaps more importantly if he wants help in learning how to live clean and sober.
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future." Oscar Wilde