RM, keep in mind that even if they fear or hate the thought of jail, and they do not choose to go there...their addictions and impulsivity can lead them back there. ant knew dang well if he drank he would have to go back there. sometimes their mind and what they want overpowers the fear of the consequence. later they have regrets. does your son regret any of his actions? does he seem to be sick and tired of what his actions led him into? what are the plusses and minuses of having him in your home? weigh it out. you can always change your mind if things are not working out. you know your son. perhaps it is time to visit him in person before making that decision.