Don't Jail, Go Grail! Criminal BEGS to be sent back to Prison; whines: 'Alternative Sentence' of Monastry Life is "Too Hard!"Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 17:35
H/T: Tom Woods
A cheaper, and more spiritual option, than the current corporatist private prison-paradigm:
Criminal serving his sentence with monks pleads to be sent back to prison... because monastery life is too hard
Thief David Catalano found living with Capuchin monks at a Santa Maria degli Angeli community in Sicily tough
By Nick Pisa
UPDATED: 11:40 EST, 3 January 2012
A convicted criminal who was serving out his sentence in a monastery has escaped for the second time and asked to be sent back to prison because life was too tough.
Thief David Catalano, 31, was sent to a Santa Maria degli Angeli community run by Capuchin monks in Sicily last November.
But he found their austere lifetstyle too tough to handle and soon escaped. After a short while on the run he was caught by police and sent back.
Austere existence: A convicted criminal serving out his sentence in a Sicilian monastery run by Capuchin monks has escaped for the second time and asked to be sent back to prison because life there was too tough (file picture)
On Monday he fled for the second time in six weeks, only to swiftly turn himself in at a police station and beg officers to send him back to jail in the nearby town of Nicosia.
UPDATE 1: One of the few times in which a program at an American prison system succeeded in at least putting the incarcerated on a possible path to redemption, via a truly introspective personal journey.
The Dhamma Brothers (2007 Documentary)