I just read about a man who has been sentenced for his 190th burglary and it reminds me of a story a friend told me a few years ago which may or may not be true.
He said he only had two prison adjudications recorded against him, despite having been called before the governor more times than he could actually remember, because of an incident that happened a couple of years previously.
He had been put on report for smashing up his cell and swearing at an officer and he walked into the adjudication room with a huge grin. The governor didn’t take kindly to this and demanded to know what he found so amusing. My mate said that he was getting his century. This was to be his 100th nicking.
According to my friend, the governor simply smiled and then broke with procedure entirely. He ordered that all previous adjudications be removed from my friend’s core record (this was in the days when they were kept primarily as paper records) and he immediately found my friend guilty and recorded those charges as his first two nickings.
I don’t have a clue whether that is true or not, but I do like the story.