ACLU suing over Oklahoma church sentence
|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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