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Woman gets 2-day jail sentence, serves 5 months

Woman Gets 2-Day Jail Sentence, Serves 5 Months


An Indiana woman might be filing a lawsuit against the county that arrested her after she served more than 100 extra days in jail.

Destiny Hoffman, 34, was sentenced to 48 hours in jail after she submitted a diluted drug test and violating her drug court program. But more than five months later, Hoffman was still in jail.

The News and Tribune reports a judge told Clark County Sheriff's Department to hold Hoffman 'until further order of the court.' Hoffman was also scheduled to undergo an evaluation but that never happened and the court order never came, so she remained in custody.

Hoffman was finally released after a Clark County Deputy Prosecutor started reviewing old case files and came across hers. Now, her incarceration has been deemed unlawful and could result in a civil suit.

A pretrial hearing over the matter will be held Monday.


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dtk110 January 28 2014 at 11:33 AM

did she not say anything?

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art January 28 2014 at 11:50 PM

what was her court appointed attorney doing during the process?

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mbne26 art January 29 2014 at 12:38 AM

most of the time a court appointed attorney doesn't know you name. there terrible.

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sldgrayc29 January 28 2014 at 11:10 PM

1 day in jail is too much! Anyone who has been there will agree with that!

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GoldLions sldgrayc29 January 29 2014 at 12:21 AM

Do the crime spend the time.
But in this case it should be easy to settle out of court without fleecing the American tax payer.

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Jesus the Astronaut GoldLions January 29 2014 at 12:30 AM

She deserves every dollar coming her way.

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Chazniff January 28 2014 at 12:03 PM

That shows how the judicial system is right on the ball !!

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cessnatx January 28 2014 at 12:06 PM

Oh...just give her about $10, Million...She'll be happy.....This stuff has got to stop....INSANITY

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Tammy cessnatx January 28 2014 at 12:21 PM

If she is awarded anything, odds are it will go up her nose or in her veins anyway. And she would probably go nuts with that much money and buy some really hard stuff and OD.

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richt55 January 28 2014 at 12:09 PM

Wow

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robert.hall49 January 28 2014 at 10:59 PM

Wow, she doctored her piss test and you think 5 months in jail is ok for that? How many months for running a red light? She didn't rob someone or commit a felony. She has a drug problem, should every drunk driver spend 5 months in jail also? Want to spend a month in jail for your next speeding ticket?

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cambion7 January 28 2014 at 2:55 PM

Government employees at their finest. No matter if the woman deserved to serve all that extra time, if you're only given x number of days, and your jailer exceeds that, it spells trouble.

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mcgrawnrh January 28 2014 at 12:18 PM

and then in North TX, we have the case of a diabetic woman who died because the jailers "forgot " to give her her insulin. . . .

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DEEDEE SESE January 28 2014 at 2:55 PM

Unbelievable.

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