The worst day of Brad McGahey's life was the day a judge decided to spare him from prison.McGahey was 23 with dreams of making it big in rodeo, maybe starring in his own reality TV show. With a 1.5 GPA, he'd barely graduated from high school. He had two kids and mounting child support debt. Then he got busted for buying a stolen horse trailer, fell behind on court fines and blew off his probation officer.Standing in a tiny wood-paneled courtroom in rural Oklahoma in 2010, he faced one year in state prison. The judge had another plan."You need to learn a work ethic," the judge told him. "I'm sending you to CAAIR."
Holy shit that's awful.