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SALT LAKE CITY — It was a shocking experience for Dena Long-Christensen, sitting in a cell in the Salt Lake County Jail for nearly two weeks among people charged with serious crimes.
Her cellmate, for example, was spending time on charges of aggravated assault. Long-Christensen's crime? Selling flower baskets from her home.
"Instead of being further in shock, it was like, there's something wrong with our country," said the West Jordan woman.
Long-Christensen, 44, was sent to jail by a justice of West Jordan's Municipal Court after a dispute over whether she had the proper pe
Prison rates in the US are the world's highest, at 724 people per 100,000. In Russia the rate is 581.
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
reply to post by WarmSun
I'll tell you where I was---Right there raising my voice and writing my constituents.
And you know what? They STILL have passed idiotic ordinance's like the ones above! Thing's like fining folks for what type of PLANTS they have in their front yards and what not.
So, so much for your excusal of how wonderful our gov is operating.
But yeah, I will continue to raise my voice and at least TRY to affect this JOKE of a SCAM system.