Legal System VS Deadbeat Parent

United States
December 28, 2006 12:30pm CST
A man with two families was put in jail for one year for not paying his child support. I agree that he should be punished ... but ... wouldn't it have been better for the Legal System to put this man on a workforce program during the day and then put him in jail at night away from his two family's instead of putting him in jail for one year where both families are suffering without income? Work by day ... be jailed by night so all those kids don't suffer financially ... do you agree?
2 responses
@srhelmer (6934)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
28 Dec 06
Most judges would do that. I have a feeling there was some sort of circumstance that warranted the jail time. Maybe the judge was afraid the man would try to escape if he were released for work.
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• United States
28 Dec 06
You could have something there. It seems to be the way that the judicial system works in this state though ... what happens here is the judicial system puts deadbeat parents in jail. In the meantime the children suffer by losing their homes, end up on welfare, etc ... the judicial system doesn't seem have any thought about what happens to the children while a parent is in jail ... what a shame Thanks for responding ;-)
• United States
26 Jan 07
What most likely happened to this guy was that he had been sent to a workforce program, but he did not go when he was supposed to. So, the next plan was to put him in jail. To me, you would think that they would make them go to work while they are in jail, and then all of the money that they make goes to the child support that he is behind on and none will go to him. This would be the better route... you would think. Right?