Ex-inmates file lawsuit against Clark Co. drug court - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Ex-inmates file lawsuit against Clark Co. drug court

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CLARK COUNTY, Ind. (WDRB) -- Eight people have filed a federal lawsuit against Clark County's drug treatment court claiming they served more time than they were sentenced.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday afternoon, alleges the judge in charge sent the plaintiffs to jail for alleged violations of drug court rules, but they stayed much longer than the judge ordered.

The suit says each spent as many as 154 days in jail without a hearing or help from an attorney.

Destiny Hoffman, one of the plaintiffs, spent five months in jail after receiving a 48-hour sentence.

In the filing, they ask for damages, a class action status and an order requiring everyone to follow the rules.

The Clark County Sheriff, various probation officers, a court bailiff and county commissioners are also named in the suit. They have not commented on the situation.

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