I heard on the radio about a lady who was ordered by a federal immigration judge not to work because she was convicted of a felony which she served a full term for. She wasnt a US citizen, but was from a country we don't physically deport to. Therefore, after she was released she went about her business, completing community service and the other terms of her sentence. Since the crime was larceny and the stolen item was never recovered, she was ordered to pay restitution to the victim. Unable to pay the restitution, her probation department recommended 1-3 years in prison. She apparently was sent back to prison by the state court.
First this sounds like debtors prison.
Second, how in the hell are you gonna pay restitution when you have a federal court ordering you not to work? If you violate that order, there's probably strict penalties.
Is it just me or is there something CLEARLY wrong here?
My law school did not teach that C & U punishment in con law 1 or 2. I didn't take sentencing or adjudication, so if it pops up there, I havent been exposed.
To me it just seems like it obviously is wrong and somebody badly screwed up.