Re: Advice about a prodigal son needed
Thank you everyone. Your insights are excellent and really help.
Rich says he wants to stay at home because the halfway house "is a real hassle" and he'll feel more comfortable around family.
The stigma of a halfway house does concern me - but he has already created a strong stigma with his behavior. St. Joe is a smallish city- large town -the kind of place big enough you don't really know everyone but you've seen most of them - and everyone is aware of everyone's business to a large degree. I've scheduled a meeting with his counselor in prison and eventual P.O. and will discuss my concerns with them. Frankly, talking with Richie is trying because he is always so earnest - but he's cried wolf more times than I care to recall. I'm strongly leaning toward the halfway house - mostly because when it gets down to it I just can't trust what he says.
Again, thanks everyone.