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Work off your crime

Court service program may get funding boost

September 1, 2013

WARREN — A program allowing people convicted of non-violent misdemeanors to work off their fines and jail sentences may get a significant financial assistance later this year if Warren......

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Sep-03-13 10:09 PM

it's just a few more criminals walking around in our neighborhoods!

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Sep-02-13 1:32 PM


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Sep-02-13 8:25 AM

L.MAO @ antdeb.

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Sep-02-13 8:20 AM

And or disabled as well.

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Sep-02-13 8:17 AM

Thanks bear...And yes they do require welfare people to work unless they have a child under 4 or something...Pretty sure once they are in pre-school you have to get a job or go to school get your GED or College.

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Sep-01-13 7:26 PM

Will they be required to wear striped outfits as they work?

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Sep-01-13 7:05 PM

I would like to know what crimes they are considering non violent and who qualifies for the program. Is it for first time offenders? But what I don't want to see is these people working off their fines during the day and doing the same "non-violent" crimes at night. Donating a few hours of work if caught may not be a deterrent. I might be for the program, but would like to know more facts before I support it.

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Sep-01-13 8:38 AM

Should require welfare recipients to do the same. Like the old work programs WPA. Teaches responsibility and helps society rather than a drag on society.

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Sep-01-13 5:26 AM

ohcwby, it is a great program. It saves the county money, it prevents minor offenders being locked up with more serious criminals, it even gives some of these people a taste of what it's like to work, something they may have never done before. However, it was vehemently condemned when it was initially proposed by individuals who felt it humiliated the offenders by making them work in places where they could be seen publicly. Those against it also likened it to the Soviet workcamps. Which is why I take everything these people say with a grain of salt.

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Sep-01-13 3:13 AM

Dang, thought Trumbull County already had this. Wow are we behind of the times in more ways than one, no wonder the County can't make a buck! This is a no brainer here an all I can say is why wasn't this implemented years ago WTH!

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