Not too many people want to go to jail, but Amy Peters is begging to get in.
According to The Courier, the 45 year old Peters was sentenced to five days in jail in January 2013 for driving with a suspended license, but she was then denied entry to the Hancock County jail because of overcrowding.
She’s now tried to get in 16 times, and each time she gets the same answer… no room.
Peters says all she wants to do is server her time and get it over with. She says being in limbo is stalling her life.
Meanwhile, according to an investigative report by the paper, Court documents show it is becoming much harder, especially for many women, to serve time for crimes ranging from felony domestic violence to a misdemeanor charge of petty theft.
29 year old Monica Urdiales of Holgate, has been trying to serve her four-day sentence for aggravated disorderly conduct for nearly two years.
She was convicted in August 2012, denied work-release instead of jail, and was turned away for the 17th time on June 9.
And 62 year old Betty Taylor of Findlay was rejected for the 18th time in June. Taylor is trying to serve 10 days for an October 2012 conviction for failing to stop after an accident. Her next attempt is scheduled for sometime today.