Judge: Freed Defendant Must Write Book Reports He is required to read for an hour a day By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted May 15, 2012 3:37 PM CDT 7 comments Comments To stay free, a defendant must write book reports. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – A northern California man has been released on bond—provided he's willing to keep up his reading. Otis Mobley, 23, was indicted after allegedly offering to sell a grenade launcher to an undercover official; authorities say Mobley and two others planned to rob the agent. The judge says the defendant can stay free if he's willing to "read and complete book reports." That means an hour reading and half an hour writing every day, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Mobley won't have to pick the books himself: Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers is giving him a reading list.