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Island man given 'unorthodox' sentence for possession of property

Provincial Court of Prince Edward Island.
Provincial Court of Prince Edward Island. - FILE

A judge imposed what he called an “unorthodox’’ sentence that will have a man convicted of possessing stolen property out of jail on Fridays and Saturdays.

Often, an intermittent sentence is imposed to allow a person to serve his or her time in jail on weekends in order to work Monday to Friday.

Christopher James McLean, 29, was sentenced to 45 days for possession of property obtained by crime.

He will serve the sentence from Saturday night to Friday morning so he can attend appointments on Fridays and Saturdays to receive medical and addiction attention.

McLean, who has a lengthy criminal record, will also be on probation for 12 months once his jail time has been served.

According to his lawyer, McLean has taken a number of steps to address his addictions.

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