Saturday, January 1, 2011

Given final chance, career thief takes it

"Kelly Christian Jr.'s rap sheet offered little reason for mercy. He was a gray-haired, $200-a-day heroin addict with a mile-long criminal record, and in April 2007 he was once again standing in a courtroom, his fate in the hands of a judge.

A DuPage County prosecutor wanted to put him away for seven years for stealing a laptop computer. But when Judge Kathryn Creswell looked over his file, she noted an astonishing fact: In all of Christian's trips to prison, he had never received drug treatment."

For more on this story of redemption, click here.

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