Imagine potentially being locked up for life due to a parole violation? That’s what happened to Hector Cubero, who got a life sentence in Wisconsin after tattooing a 15-year-old while Cubero on parole. This article is fascinating and certainly highlights a few things that need to be changed in our judicial system.
From the piece:
Until the parents of the 15-year-old complained about the tattoo, Cubero had never violated parole, according to Corrections Department records. During the four years he’d been free, he passed all his drug tests, paid his restitution and court costs and worked fairly steadily.
I write about incarceration alternatives on this site, but in Cubero’s case, the article notes, no other alternatives were tried. He does have possibility for parole, however.