Stemming from a DUI arrest last March while he was with the Detroit Pistons, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is now serving a 25-day jail sentence for violating his probation. As part of his probation, he was instructed to take a drug and alcohol screening, which he missed.
Caldwell-Pope will serve his sentence at the Seal Beach detention center which is a pay to stay facility that costs $120 a day. The facility is usually for wealthier citizens that want to avoid county jails and live in better quarters.
The Seal Beach Detention Center is a pay-to-stay facility that caters to wealthier offenders. It costs $120 a night for those on work release. Caldwell-Pope is allowed to leave the facility only for Lakers games and practices, with no out of state travel.
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KCP’s sentence allows him to practice and play in Lakers games under a work release, but only in California. This means he will end up missing the road trips to Houston on the 31st and against Minnesota on New Year’s Day.
The Lakers will only miss KCP for two more games so this isn’t a huge blow to the team. Rookie Josh Hart has performed well as his replacement in Cleveland and Houston. In his two games as a starter, Hart has averaged 11 points, seven rebounds, and three assists while providing fantastic defense on players such as LeBron James.
There are no indications that Caldwell-Pope could serve a longer sentence at this time.