Starting this week, the city judge [of Bay Minette, Alabama] will implement Operation Restore Our Community (ROC), which gives misdemeanor offenders a choice between fines and jail or a year of Sunday church services. [...]
Pastor Robert Gates told WRKG that the program was a win-win for everyone involved.
"You show me somebody who falls in love with Jesus, and I'll show you a person who won't be a problem to society," he said.
ACLU of Alabama director Olivia Turner called the policy "blatantly unconstitutional."