26 Sep '11, 10am

TODAY: Alabama offenders can pick church over jail: BAY MINETTE (Alabama) - Authorities say non-violent offender...

BAY MINETTE (Alabama) - Authorities say non-violent offenders in southern Alabama will have a new choice: Go to jail, or go to church every Sunday for a year. WKRG-TV reports that Operation Restore Our Community begins next week. The city judge in Bay Minette will let misdemeanour offenders choose to work off their sentences in jail and pay a fine; or go to church every Sunday for a year. If offenders select church, they'll be allowed to pick the place of worship but must check in weekly with the pastor and police. If the one-year church attendance programme is completed, the offender's case will be dismissed. Bay Minette Police Chief Mike Rowland says the programme could change the lives of people heading down the wrong path. So far, 56 churches are participating.

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC110926-0000777/Alabam...

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