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(Daily Mail)   Woman sentenced to 2 days in jail serves 5 months after judge forgot to sign her release order. Bonus: She's a hot blonde   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 25
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2014-01-27 06:33:57 PM  
7 votes:
Well, color me surprised. It is a private corporately owned jail.

Clark County Jail Holding Corp

Most of Indiana's juvenile detention centers are privately owned as well.

America, locking up more of it's citizens than any other country in the world for profit!
Corporations are buying your legislators and courts and locking up your friends and family.
2014-01-28 12:23:23 AM  
4 votes:
Ok according to this article she didn't even have a lawyer at the time and she did try to notify the guards, even writing to the judge and clerks office to no avail.


FTA:

"I was no longer her attorney while she was in the drug court program," Masingo said, explaining that pubic defenders withdraw their legal services after offenders enter the drug court program. "However, once her liberty was at stake [incarceration], I should have been reappointed. The judge [Jacobi] should have reappointed the public defender's office to represent her before sending her to jail. That is part of her constitutional rights that were violated. They violated her due process rights and her right to representation by counsel. They did not reappoint me as her attorney like they should have."


"Since her release from incarceration, I was able to speak with her," Masingo said. "She informed that she wrote letters to Judge Jacobi as well as [a member] of the drug court staff, and she never received a response from either."



And apparently she found the only decent prosecuter in the country:

FTA:

Destiny Hoffman, 34, was released from the Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex on Thursday, a day after Clark County Deputy Prosecutor Michaelia Gilbert discovered her status as an inmate while reviewing old case files.

Masingo met with Gilbert and Clark County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Jeremy Mull Monday for a pretrial conference to evaluate Hoffman's case.

It is expected that Gilbert will file a motion Tuesday to dismiss Hoffman's pending charges. The motion will have to be approved by a judge before the dismissal is official. Mull explained that due to the circumstances of Hoffman's case, it was appropriate for the Office of the Clark County Prosecutor to recommend a dismissal of her charges.

"With the long amount of time that she served incarcerated, I felt like it was the fair thing to do to give her the benefit of that agreement that she entered into, since she was not given the opportunity to fulfill the obligations and requirements," Mull said.
2014-01-27 10:18:06 PM  
4 votes:

Dahnkster: Well, color me surprised. It is a private corporately owned jail.

Clark County Jail Holding Corp

Most of Indiana's juvenile detention centers are privately owned as well.

America, locking up more of it's citizens than any other country in the world for profit!
Corporations are buying your legislators and courts and locking up your friends and family.


easy enough
the judge spends 5 months in jail
TADA
problem solved
2014-01-27 06:00:38 PM  
4 votes:
It is unclear why Ms Hoffman did not let prison officials know that she was being held for an undue length of time.


If it was me I'd be sitting in my cell calculating the amount of money I'd be getting from the county for each day I stayed in prison.
2014-01-27 05:56:14 PM  
4 votes:
Well, she's a blonde
2014-01-28 12:06:29 AM  
3 votes:

acohn: Russ1642: Sounds like she and her lawyer knew about the mistake and were thinking that if she just stayed in jail she'd have a very good chance of a windfall when she got released. They're probably right.

I can see a situation where she sues for unlawful detainment and the Clark County DA's office sues her lawyer for an ethics violation by not alerting the prison authorities to the mistake.


Nope, read the article, the judge tossed her in jail without telling her lawyer, the last the lawyer knew she was free in a drug treatment program, she violated it, judge jailed her and forgot about her, the only way this came to light was that the DA was reviewing old cases, saw that the judge had jailed her without due process, made inquiries and found her ass still sitting in jail.
as for why she didn't notify the guards, maybe she did and when they saw that she was to be held until further notice they shrugged and went on with life, as to why she didn't notify her attorney she may not have known how to contact him (they take your cell phone from ya in jail and I cant remember my own number without speed dial anymore) or she may just not have known she needed to.
2014-01-27 11:28:45 PM  
3 votes:

Dahnkster: Well, color me surprised. It is a private corporately owned jail.

Clark County Jail Holding Corp

Most of Indiana's juvenile detention centers are privately owned as well.

America, locking up more of it's citizens than any other country in the world for profit!
Corporations are buying your legislators and courts and locking up your friends and family.


As much as I hate private jail/work houses/prisons, (see slashies) this was entirely the judges fault.

First, the judge sent the women to jail without a hearing or the appointment of legal counsel.  That is a clear violation of the her constitutional right to due process and right to counsel.

Then, the judge failed to note when the woman was supposed to be released, or in the alternative set a review date.  The facility had no authority to release the women when she was ordered held 'until further order of the court'.

This judge be removed from the bench.

/I had client in a private workhouse facility, with AIDS, who was not provided her AIDS medication. (no suit filed, client decease)
//I had a pregnant client, in a private workhouse facility, loose her unborn child when they didn't transport her to the e-room, until hours later, despite being told to immediately transport her by their own medical staff.  (civil suit pending)
///I have had a client, in a private workhouse facility, placed in solitary confinement when he refused to beat up other inmates. (civil suit settled)
2014-01-27 06:10:19 PM  
3 votes:

Lucky LaRue: Well, she's a blonde


I'm not so sure about that either.
2014-01-28 12:20:28 AM  
2 votes:
I wonder how much the judge gets paid by the jail to "forget" about release orders.
2014-01-27 11:10:18 PM  
2 votes:
Shouldn't her jail orders include the length of stay?
2014-01-27 11:07:27 PM  
2 votes:
Sounds like she and her lawyer knew about the mistake and were thinking that if she just stayed in jail she'd have a very good chance of a windfall when she got released. They're probably right.
2014-01-27 11:03:09 PM  
2 votes:

Dahnkster: Well, color me surprised. It is a private corporately owned jail.

Clark County Jail Holding Corp

Most of Indiana's juvenile detention centers are privately owned as well.

America, locking up more of it's citizens than any other country in the world for profit!
Corporations are buying your legislators and courts and locking up your friends and family.


Yeah, I normally think this is LieBrul BS but if it walks like a duck.

And the thing is: It's STILL your tax dollars being spent on crap like this, but Free Market Fundamentalists don't see it that way.
2014-01-28 12:59:39 AM  
1 votes:
FTA

Clark County Deputy Prosecutor Michaelia Gilbert began investigating Hoffman's incarceration last Wednesday while reviewing old case files. She entered a motion seeking an immediate status hearing, writing that Hoffman's civil liberties were violated by the term of her incarceration.

Hmmmmm, so the prosecutor admits in papers filed with the court that Hoffman's civil rights were violated?  She sounds like a rare and decent person for doing the right thing but I do wonder how long she's going to be keeping her job?

Hoffman and her lawyer are going to be getting a very nice payday.
2014-01-28 12:17:30 AM  
1 votes:

netizencain: Dinki: It is unclear why Ms Hoffman did not let prison officials know that she was being held for an undue length of time.


If it was me I'd be sitting in my cell calculating the amount of money I'd be getting from the county for each day I stayed in prison.

3 hots and a cot, plus lawsuit money.  Sounds like win/win.  If it wasn't for prison rape, I may enjoy jail


The 3 hots and a cot era is pretty much over. Think bologna sandwiches, hot dogs, and hardboiled eggs every day, and depending on the pecking order, little more than a bench to sleep on with jails way over-crowded. And that's just in regular county jails, in private prisons it's even worse, stale or moldy, beds with bedbugs, minimal climate control, and so on. Decent in theory, but you'd damn well better do your research and pick the right place to do the crime.
2014-01-28 12:06:26 AM  
1 votes:
Maybe she found herself a new friend to shower with like in Orange is the New Black
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2014-01-27 11:34:31 PM  
1 votes:

untaken_name: So, the taxpayers got to pay around $25k to keep her in jail five extra months, and now they get to pay to compensate her for it. And the judge just keeps getting a paycheck and golfing four times a week. Ah, America.


Sucks, doesn't it?

Not being snarky. Really. It sucks.
2014-01-27 11:31:51 PM  
1 votes:
That's when you go meet the judge after work with a baseball bat, and even out the time served.

/5 good swings, one for each month.
2014-01-27 11:31:33 PM  
1 votes:
It's disturbing that we have privately run prisons, and these farkers have lobbyists for stricter laws.    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/06/23/251363/cca-geogroup-priso n -industry/  One of the most shameful things we allow to happen here.
2014-01-27 11:30:02 PM  
1 votes:
Destiny!  She be strippin'!
2014-01-27 11:13:21 PM  
1 votes:

wildcardjack: Shouldn't her jail orders include the length of stay?


well...its a privately owned jail.  they aren't exactly motivated to let people out, since they lose money when they don't fill up the jail cells.
2014-01-27 11:05:47 PM  
1 votes:
'Destiny', huh? Did the article say what she did for a living? 'Cos if it did, I missed it, but have a pretty good idea.

//hint: it involves poles
///absent-minded judges suck
2014-01-27 11:04:14 PM  
1 votes:

Prey4reign: It sounds like it was her destiny to be farked over by the system.  What are the odds that once released and properly compensated for this outrage, she's gonna go out and find a new source of drugs?

2014-01-27 11:03:41 PM  
1 votes:
Crazy looking bottle blonde, I'm guessing meth.
2014-01-27 06:27:06 PM  
1 votes:

Dinki: It is unclear why Ms Hoffman did not let prison officials know that she was being held for an undue length of time.


If it was me I'd be sitting in my cell calculating the amount of money I'd be getting from the county for each day I stayed in prison.


3 hots and a cot, plus lawsuit money.  Sounds like win/win.  If it wasn't for prison rape, I may enjoy jail
2014-01-27 06:02:20 PM  
1 votes:

Dinki: It is unclear why Ms Hoffman did not let prison officials know that she was being held for an undue length of time.



Because she's a prisoner, and they always lie. And, I wonder if this jail is run by CCA....
 
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