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Today's Most: Woman serving 48 hrs in jail ends up behind bars for 5 months

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

TODAY'S MOST..."Screwed Up" jail sentence: A woman in Indiana was supposed to spend two days in jail. But the legal system lost track of her, and she ended up stuck behind bars for five months. 

34-year old Destiny Hoffman was sentenced to a short stay in jail for trying to dilute a drug test. The judge in the case was supposed to send her for an evaluation, and then order her release. But he never did either one of those things. The fact she was stuck in jail only came to the attention of an assistant prosecutor when she looked through some other records.

Finally, after 154 days, Hoffman is out of jail. Ultimately, the judge who ordered Hoffman to be released admitted this was a "big screw-up". She might sue the county.

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