These are people revoked from probation, not for a new crime but for missing meetings, positive drug tests, violation of where they're supposed to be, that sort of thing. And this is very common; I mean, half of your probation revocations nationally are in technical revocations, and that's true in Texas.

This used to be known as a motion fro “shock probation” but that dilapidated phrasing is out the window now in favor of the new and less startling “judicial release.” In his Motion, Mr. Miller claims to have been a good boy in prison – making his bed and whatnot – not getting into any fights.