Mt. Vernon Man Gets Prison Time for Drugs; Boot Camp Recommended


Published on August 27 2013 11:14 am
Last Updated on August 27 2013 11:22 am
Written by Greg Sapp

A Mt. Vernon man pleaded guilty to drug charges Monday in Effingham County Circuit Court in hopes he'll head for boot camp rather than prison.

24-year-old Corbin Jones entered a guilty plea to a count of manufacture or delivery of cocaine.  Jones was indicted by a grand jury in June of 2012.

In exchange for the guilty plea, Jones was sentenced to four years in prison.  However, he is also being recommended for impact incarceration, also known as boot camp.  Boot camp is an alternative program, usually recommended for young adults, that if successfully completed means the offender won't have to serve the prison sentence.  If the offender doesn't successfully complete the program, they'll go to prison.