[R]ecent emails have circulated regarding the cancellation of 'Weekend Jail.' I can report to you that we were in receipt of Director Ryan's memo and that I met with Mr. Ryan along with Chief Judge Soto, Judge Leifman, representatives of the Public Defender's Office, Regional Counsel, and the State Attorney's Office. All stakeholders involved agreed that Mr. Ryan's concerns were legitimate but that the course of action suggested in his memo should be discussed, rethought and delayed. We discussed Constitutional issues, statutory requirements and alternative proposals, the strongest being a Corrections run program of weekend work in lieu of overnight jail stays. To that end, we agreed to meet next week to discuss what options are available and how to transition to a new framework for future clients who would benefit from non-'straight time' sentences, at this time their is no circuit wide prohibition on new weekend jail sentences and current sentences are not being 'cancelled.' I will report to the membership next week with any developments.
Judge Ivonne Cuesta (late of the PDs office) is being invested today at twelve noon at the Dade County Courthouse. Judge Cuesta took over for the retired Judge Shelly Schwartz.
DIVORCE: Family law (yuck) rarely invades the pages of this criminal blog. However, some divorces are more news-blogworthy than others.
In 1698 Peter the Great divorced his wife. Until now, no other sitting Russian leader had dissolved his marriage. Therefore, it is with great sadness that we announce the pending dissolution of marriage between Valdimir Vladimirovich Putin and Lyudmila Aleksandrovna Putin after 30 years.
Nice weekend coming up.
What's the temperature going to be this weekend? Maybe somewhere between 92-88....HAhahahahahahaha.