March 27, Tuesday

Because I am not a convicted criminal, I am denied work release (W/R). Normally, the County Sheriff decides who is allowed W/R. No really, that is Judge Tabor’s stated reason for not allowing the sheriff to decide that I can have work release.  Judge Tabor’s order says “That statute applies to persons ‘convicted’ by a court. Mr. Stilley has not been convicted of an offense.”
I wonder, does Judge Tabor realize how counterintuitive this sounds? He made no findings that Oscar is a security risk, nor could he. He just summarily denied W/R.