ACLU suing over Oklahoma church sentence


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Updated: 12/04/2012 11:53 am Published: 12/04/2012 11:49 am


The American Civil Liberties Union filed a formal complaint against a Muskogee County judge on Tuesday.

In November, District Court Judge Mike Norman sentenced Tyler Alred to 10 years of church attendance for the death of his friend in a drunk driving crash. The ACLU says the sentence is a blatant violation of the constitution and is not enforceable.

FOX23 spoke to Judge Norman last month and he said he sentenced several people to church because he believes they have a better chance of changing their lives there than in prison.

Norman says if Alred violates his sentence he will be sent to prison.


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t town253 - 12/4/2012 12:41 PM
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Lol I guess the kid would rather do prison time than go to church. Idiot. Heaven forbid you are given a chance at life...you still want to pick the nobody route. Go to jail then...do not pass go....do not collect 200....say goodbye to your second chance.

CowBot9000 - 12/4/2012 12:25 PM
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I think this is the first time the ACLU will be suing to a convicted criminal IN prison.
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