____ ____ ____ arrived at Norfolk Circuit Court on a cold December morning, guilty and worried. On his mind was a pink slip buried in his mailbox for days – maybe weeks. The small piece of paper was a receipt for a registered letter from the state. His freedom depended on it.
____, 68, is a convicted violent sex offender. The letter represented his remaining debt to Virginia. Every month, he is required to return it to the Virginia State Police with his fingerprints and signature. For the past 14 years, his lawyer estimated, he met that responsibility 166 of 168 times. His failure to be perfect has earned him one thing – prison. Full Article