If you remember Mr. Watkins was brought into the spotlight because his first case accuses him of brutally beating a dog and leaving it in the middle of nowhere.
Well Max is doing much better according to its owners.
Well Sangamon County States Assistant States Attorney Derek Dion let us down again.
Cause called for hearing on Defendant’s motion to withdraw plea of not guilty to Count I, Criminal Damage to Domestic Amina, a Class 4 Felony. Defendant advised of rights and possible penalties and knowingly waives same. Plea of guilty accepted. Judgment entered on the plea. Pursuant to negotiations, Defendant sentenced to 3 years Department of Corrections. Mandatory supervised release term is 1 year. This sentence is to be served consecutive with sentence in 2015-CF-900. Defendant to receive credit for 96 days served awaiting trial. Defendant is to pay cost of the proceedings. Court makes boot camp recommendation. Bond in this matter is to apply to cost; any money remaining shall be refunded to whom posted less 10%. Count II and III are dismissed per plea.
Then in 2015-CF-900..
Cause called for hearing on Defendant’s motion to withdraw plea of not guilty to Count I, Burglary, a Class 2 Felony. Defendant advised of rights and possible penalties and knowingly waives same. Plea of guilty accepted. Judgment entered on the plea. Pursuant to negotiations, Defendant sentenced to 3 years Department of Corrections. Mandatory supervised release term is 2 years. Defendant to receive credit for 96 days served awaiting trial.
Most offenders entering the program are not able to get felony probation for a variety of reasons and are, therefore, facing a prison sentence. Boot camp allows its successful participants to be home after approximately 6 months, rather than serve the actual sentence with which they initially entered the Illinois Department of Corrections.
If the offender cannot successful complete the program, he/she will then be required to finish out their remaining sentence. Those who do successfully complete the program and are discharged home, still remain under the control of prison authorities because they will be on parole. If they violate any parole conditions, they can be returned to prison to serve the balance of the original sentence.
Eligibility for the program depends on a several factors. The most common include the following:
1. the person cannot be older than 35 years of age,
2. certain criminal offenses are excluded, such as any class X offense, certain crimes of violence, and sexual assault crimes,
3. the sentence imposed cannot exceed 8 years, and
4. the person must be physically and mentally fit.
It is also important to understand that the person will enter the Illinois Department of Corrections with a “recommendation” from the judge that he/she be placed within the impact incarceration program. The Department of Corrections has final approval of the placement of the person into the boot camp program. It is very uncommon, though, for a recommended and eligible person not to be placed into the program.