It also emerged that Hoffman’s incarceration was ordered without a hearing or legal counsel.
Yeah, I’d say she’s going to get semi-rich off of this. But it does make you wonder why she didn’t start asking questions of her jailers somewhere along the 5th or 6th day, much less month. It’s not like she was in solitary.
Pretty much everyone there is going to be telling anyone who will listen how they don’t belong there. If you are clean cut, polite, and well spoken that will be perhaps 2% of the employees. If you are not all of those things it will be zero. Since this woman was in for trying to cheat on a UA, odds are good that she was dismissed, and more than likely mocked.
When I was detained for an alleged DUI that never went to trial or conviction, they held me for 48 hours including a prison transfer chained at hand and feet to other prisoners. At no point in time did the guards provide any information on when I would be released. At the time, I didn’t know about the 48 hour maximum for DUI probable cause, so as far as I knew, they were going to hold me for weeks or years without seeing a judge.
When I asked a guard, when I would be released, he said he didn’t know but that I could fill out a “complaint form”. After I filled out said form, they transferred me from the municipal jail to a prison with barbed wire fence around it. I asked a couple other guards the same question, and their response was always “I don’t know” or “I’m not free to say” and have me fill out a paper form.
Being processed into the prison involved a group strip down and anal cavity check. The jail cell walls had feces on it, and the toilet was not private. Many of the inmates were delirious. The guards referred to prisoners as “bodies”, and much of the time there weren’t any guards around to keep watch. The meals were about 700 calories of the same food every day. I don’t know why anyone would want to stay there for any amount of time even for free.
In short, my guess is that she may have asked questions but the prison guards were less than helpful.
It’s hard for me to think of any drug addict as “attractive”. She was caught trying to manipulate her drug court urine test. That shows experience gaming the system. Drug court gives addicts a chance to clean up instead of serving a prison sentence. Rehab, drug counseling, and testing are all administered by the drug court.
Complete non-sequitur, totally irrelevant. You said that she “looked kind of rough.” That’s an aesthetic judgment.
I never made any argument about whether she tried to manipulate the system, or what her sentence says about her as a person. I’m not even arguing that I find her attractive. I’m just saying that she doesn’t look rough at all in that photo.
What recourse does a forgotten prisoner have? She’s stuck at the jail, if there isn’t anyone there she can say “Hey, I’ve been here 5 months and I haven’t heard anything about anything, where can I get information” it basically means she can be stuck there indefinitely without trial.
And… what does her “attractiveness” have to do with the injustice of being given a two day sentence then literally forgotten for five months? Only pretty people are entitled to fair treatment or something?