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The Scoop - Do inmates get enough jail time?
As a guy who looks over every court docket that comes from Warren County Courthouse, it's very easy to notice that criminals only have to serve a fraction of their sentence in jail.Someone might be given an eight-year sentence for running from the law, fighting with officers when they're finally pulled over, and then getting caught with meth in their pocket as they are getting patted down. But the person will only have to serve 180 days in jail and can serve the rest on probation.It's not a terrible system because the person gets a healthy taste of jail, then they can be monitored through probation the rest of the time, which amounts to more than seven years. If something is done to violate that probation, the person can be given more jail time.It should be stressed this system is very common.
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