The situation is that I was released from prison on parole and I had no stipulations upon release. I had found a job to pay my legal obligations and out of the blue my parole officer tells me that she wants me in rehab in a certain amount of day's. When I replied to her with, "But what about my job?" She responded with; "I don't care." I then stated "And I just begun paying my fines?!?" Again response was, "I don't care!" Now my question is if I'm not ordered by my judge nor was it a stipulation of my parole do I have to do as she says? And I only ask cause I don't know if my three counties will except the option of my parole officer wanting me to go into residential rehab or what cause their worried about their money. Also alone in just my one county I'm paying a total of $26,000.00 and am only able to pay $25.00 a month present time because I'm against the wall with having to stop working from what my parole officer wants me to do & what I know I need to do which is work & pay my fines. It's already hard enough on me to find a job cause I live in a small community and my past charges and all & this officer is just wanting me to up & stop working for rehab. I'm in between a rock & a hard place. What can I do legally to not get wrote up & sent back to prison over my situation I'm dealing with??
Sincerely & appreciation of your advice;
Laine Marie Shillito
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