My difficult child son (age 25) was released from jail yesterday, after 7 months. He was supposed to go to a halfway house and was ordered to be on work release, whereby he would be looking for work/working , then return to jail at night and weekends. Instead, they opened his cell and told him that the statutes have changed-he didn't have to do work release, as the time served counted for that. They just let him go! His ex girlfriend's mother is looking after him for now, but he is pretty much homeless. He has to report every day to be breathalized and/or drug tested, but otherwise he is on his own. He is hoping to talk his dad into letting him stay (because of the mandated testing) but I don't know if that will happen. I feel blindsided by this-the walls are closing in. He is scared and desperate and I just don't see this having a happy ending... Any words of encouragement?