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    Patate, Laurel in CA, grover, ybruti

    Especially in Texas, sentencing guidelines are designed to produce plea deals. Set the bar at 25 years and all of a sudden a deal for 12 doesn't sound so bad.

    I have seen people make some crazy decisions. Like the guy who was given a chance at probation, but wanted to take six months because he needed work done on his teeth. You want a wakeup call on poverty? See a guy CHOOSE jail because he has an abscessed tooth.

    "We forward in this generation, triumphantly."

    by Grizzard on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 06:51:29 AM PDT

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