Woman Trapped in Jail for 5 Months

After being sentenced to two days in jail by the Clark County Drug Court, Destiny Hoffman, 34, found herself serving five months of hard time for what appears to be no reason. Hoffman was released after a deputy prosecutor began to question her incarceration after reviewing old case files. Hoffman had originally been sentenced to two days for a violation of the drug court program. Instead, the judge ordered her “held until further notice of the court” in order for a pending evaluation and treatment recommendation, but neither a notice from the judge, or an evaluation and recommendation ever came, leaving Hoffman twiddling her thumbs in jail for 154 days.