Woman sent to jail for messy yard

by Tiffiny Ruegner | October 20, 2014 4:26 pm

Do you think the local government should be able to put you in jail if your trees and bushes are unkempt? This woman in Tennessee was sentenced to 5 days jail time for having a messy yard[1]. The sentence was later reduced to less than a day of jail time because of pressure from local media.

messy yard[2]

Imagine getting overwhelmed with your day to day life. You’re working long hours. Your husband is, too. You’re also dealing with family issues with your husband also going to school to improve your financial situation in the long-run and you have one vehicle between you to boot. As much as you want to take care of the exterior of your home, with everything on your plate, that is probably the one thing that would go by the wayside, especially if you don’t have the money to pay someone to take care of it for you.

But, would you expect to be thrown in jail because your yard didn’t meet someone’s standards? That’s precisely what happened to Karen Holloway in Tennessee.

Here is the unbelievable footage that shows pictures of Karen’s house when the notice for the offense were written. It really could be anyone’s house after 3 weekends of being too busy and skipping yard work.


  1. 5 days jail time for having a messy yard: http://www.tpnn.com/2014/10/19/police-state-update-you-wont-believe-what-this-woman-was-thrown-in-jail-for/
  2. [Image]: https://rightwingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/messy-yard.jpg

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