By: Sarah Weiss
However, a few weeks after his sentence, Batchelor was forced to return to Coventry Crown Court for missing the mandatory daily meetings with his parole officer.
Batchelor explained to the judge that he couldn’t wake up at 10 a.m. for his parole meetings.
He clarified that he ended his night shift job at 6 a.m. and that the meetings wrecked his sleep patterns. He then told the judge, “I’d rather go to jail and get it out of the way, come out and get a fresh start, and not have to do probation and things like that.”
The court room was shocked to find that Batchelor rejected his second chance at free life simply
because he was too lazy to wake up for his parole meetings.
The judge proceeded by sentencing Batchelor to a 40 week prison sentence. Comically when Batchelor was first sentenced he boasted on the media that they let him go. He was also sentenced to six months of drug rehabilitation and 18 months of supervision after testing positive for marijuana.
This is astounding! What does a man preferring prison to jail say about the prison system? Isn’t prison supposed to be a punishment? Maybe the time has come for large reforms in the penitentiary system.