Inmate in trouble over attending dad’s funeral

A Mesa County jail inmate is in trouble after he attended his father’s funeral with a judge’s approval.

Community Corrections officials say 28-year-old Benjamin Christ did not have their permission and they canceled his participation in a program that lets inmates out of jail to work and attend treatment programs.

Christ was serving time for possession of heroin and misdemeanor possession of a weapon while intoxicated Christ’s mother says family members agreed to postpone funeral services nearly a month for her late ex-husband so Christ could get permission from authorities to take a furlough from Mesa County Community Corrections.

According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel Christ was warned the program did not allow furloughs, but he went anyway.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel 

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