Jail or Jesus? Some Now Have the Choice

September 26, 2011 Updated Sep 26, 2011 at 1:28 PM EDT

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Jail or Jesus? Some Now Have the Choice

September 26, 2011 Updated Sep 26, 2011 at 1:28 PM EDT

An Alabama town is giving non-violent offenders the choice to go to jail. ... or church.

According to a story on Time.com, Bay Minette launched Operation Restore Our Community this week, which gives a city judge the power to offer people found guilty of non-violent misdemeanors the choice between jail and a fine, or going to church every week for a year. The story says that offenders who complete the program will have their cases dropped.

Read the Time.com story HERE.