Just about everyone remembers Jared, the man who supposedly lost 245 pounds
eating Subway sandwiches. Subway made Jared their spokesperson in 2000,
a role he served in for nearly 15 years. Jared’s time in the spotlight
quickly screeched to a halt when this year, he became the subject of a
child pornography and child prostitution investigation. On August 19,
Jared pleaded guilty in federal court to one count each of traveling to
sexual conduct with a minor and
child pornography distribution. Today, he was sentenced to
15 years and eight months in prison.
By Jared’s own admission, he paid to have sex with underage girls,
some as young as 16, as well as receiving child porn from
Russell Taylor, the man who used to direct Jared’s charitable foundation, The Jared
Foundation. As a part of Jared’s plea deal, he agreed to pay $100,000
in restitution to each of his 14 victims.
Jared’s charges stemmed from a raid on his home in Indianapolis back
in July of this year, at which point Jared’s status as “The
Subway Guy” was almost instantly terminated.
According to Jared’s attorneys, Jared is “profoundly sorry”
and committed to seeking help for what they described as hyper-sexuality
and alcohol dependence… medical conditions.
Corrections AND Rehabilitation
What’s interesting about Jared’s case is his attorneys’
emphasis on addiction/affliction at the root of his offenses. What else
would make a seemingly happy and successful father of two participate
in illicit activities? When criminal activity can be traced back to a
disease, it’s difficult to argue for a punitive-only approach to
So much of the criminal justice system has become punitive that we’ve
forgotten about the rehabilitation side of the coin. So much so, that
we often drop the “rehabilitation” altogether and say things
like “Correctional Officer” or “Department of Corrections.”
Jared admitted to conduct that was illicit, and for that he is guilty
under the law, but perhaps what is even more important than the length
of time Jared will be serving in prison is what type of treatment he’ll
get once he’s there.
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Ohio Offender Rehabilitation Programs
Ohio’s Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) has a variety
of programs and services for inmates, including reentry, education, and
workforce development programs. There are
mental health services within Ohio’s Prison System. The DRC works directly with inmates to provide mental health services
by partnering with medical professionals, recovery services, and sex offender
programming. The mental health teams in Ohio prisons provide services
ranging from assessment and evaluation to crisis intervention and behavior
Koffel Brininger Nesbitt works with our clients, not against them, to come to
the most favorable resolutions possible, often advocating for treatment
and rehabilitation. If you or someone you love has been arrested, we invite you to
contact us today for an evaluation of your case.