Alabama Town Offers ‘Church Or Jail’ Sentencing Choice | Talking Points Memo

A small town in Alabama is offering non-violent offenders the choice between doing prison time and paying a fine, or working their sentence off by going to church every week.The city judge of Bay Minette will give offenders the choice beginning Tuesday, as part of Operation Restore Our Community or “ROC,” according to WKRG News. If someone goes for the church option, they have to attend every Sunday for a year and check in weekly with the pastor and the police department before their case can be dismissed.

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