I Sentence You to Summarize the Book of Job

After Cassandra Belle Tolley pleaded guilty to drunk driving and injuring two people, South Carolina Judge Michael Nettles gave her the unusual sentence of reading the Bible’s Book of Job and writing a summary, The Wall Street Journal’s Chelsea Phipps reports. While the punishment isn’t in the state code, “judges are given a fair amount of discretion to tailor the sentence around the individual.” However, Phipps writes that some “legal experts … decry the use of such ‘creative sentencing’ as an abuse of judicial power.”

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