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A Utah father will serve 30 days in jail and 30 days of house arrest for chaining his 7-year-old son to a bed while he was at work.

State Judge Brandon Maynard insisted on jail time Monday despite a recommendation from prosecutors that 29-year-old Sammie Hodges from Logan only serve house arrest.

The judge said he didn’t want to keep father and son apart, though.

‘My goal is not to undermine reunification efforts with your son, but rather to reinforce making good parenting decisions,’ Maynard said.

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