Here's a link: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/nancy-kerrigans-brother-return-mass-jail-17745068 Mark Kerrigan finds 2 years of probation much more difficult to get through than six months in jail. Mainly because he is being tested for alcohol and drugs and failed a test. This makes me feel very sad for him, and while he might be free of living no-alcohol/drugs for six months, it seems pretty obvious he'll go right back to it when he gets out. I hope he somehow figures it out the next six months, and see that he can go without alcohol/drugs. It's a sad situation. I feel badly for the entire family. It does infuriate me that someone like Lohan can just flout the rules of her probation, live like a criminal again and again, and only get a slap on the wrist and no solid jail time. She never seems to have to suffer the consequences of her actions. A (distant) acquaintance was convicted of car theft/unauthorized use of a car, no drugs or alcohol related, but his probation required him to abstain from alcohol, and he also like Kerrigan failed the alcohol tests and was sent back to jail. I didn't understand why his probation would require abstinence, since alcohol is legal. It would be like a stipulation of probation being to abstain from cigarette smoking and one cig and you get sent back to jail. But it is concerning that someone would choose six months in jail rather than not drink or take drugs. It makes you think he'll be back in jail sooner or later unless he gets his addictions under control. Sad story.