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    prison substitutes

    Is it OK or common to say, "prison substitutes"? What does it mean?

    Thanks


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    Re: prison substitutes

    Could you give a context?

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    Re: prison substitutes

    Hi Ang.

    Someone pays fines or does community service rather than going to jail.

    Can we call them 'prison substitutes'? Is it common usage?

    Thanks

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    Re: prison substitutes

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    Hi Ang.

    Someone pays fines or does community service rather than going to jail.

    Can we call them 'prison substitutes'? Is it common usage?

    Thanks
    'Alternatives' to going to jail/prison would fit your description.

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    Re: prison substitutes

    “buying” substitutes to serve Federal prison sentence”
    “hiring” substitutes to serve prison sentence”

    http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive...FB7678389639ED

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