Why would I bust my ass all day and make like $100, when I can make like $1,000 doing nothing, selling drugs? The last time Haines violated his parole (by fading to report to his parole officer), instead of running and waiting to get caught, he simply turned himself in and ended up with an ankle bracelet that monitors whether he is home when he's supposed to be. The parole board, based on recommendations from the parole officer, then decides the best course of action: revoking parole, placing the offender in a work or treatment program, or putting him on positionmonitoring (using the ankle bracelet), which is one of the harsher sanctions in New Jersey.
Beyond Bars Adam Serwer The American Prospect; Dec 2009; 20, 10; Docstoc pg. 23 Reproduced with permission of
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