As many of my readers know, I have a son with Aspergers Syndrome who will be 26 years old this December, his name is Adam. Adam hasn't had an easy go of it over the last few years and yet, he works hard and enjoys life as much as he can. Adam was married on April 29th to wonderful Katie and they have a little girl named Jeannie.
Adam is on probation and has been for over 2 years now and I have often lamented on my blog about the frustrations he has experienced. However, the entire time he was in prison, he was a model prisoner and for the past 27 months he has been a model probationer. He stays out of trouble, trys to stay employed and pay his fines, but if you think the economy is tough and jobs are hard to find, try finding one when you have to say you are a felon.
In January, Adams probation officer told us if Adam would catch up his probation fee's he would put in a request to have him released from probation early (he is on unsupervised probation now) and nothing was done.
Now, my mom has been diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer and I am going through back surgery in June and we are trying to get Adam and his family closer to us where he and Katie could find a job, the transit system is on time and reliable and rent is cheap without the cockroaches and crack addicts.
Today, Adam once again paid up his probation fees and once again his probation officer states he will put Adam in for early release and yet...he ends it wil, 'but this takes time.' The other person on Adams case did no prison time, less than 24 hours in jail and requested and was released early from probation in less than a months time and her crime was reduced to a misdemeanor.
Sometimes, life SUCKS! But you roll with it and move forward.
I am requesting that anyone who reads this say a prayer for Adam and ask that the judge find favor with him and allows him to move on with his life.
I have said this over and over again, unless you know the proscecution has concrete evidence against you or someone you love, never ever ever take a plea bargain, push for a trial!
Just say a prayer, I would appreciate it!