O HELL NAH! Hairdresser Serving Weekends In Jail On Child Abuse Charges Gets Fresh For Each Mugshot Every Week!
Published on December 2, 2010
Like many young women preparing for the weekend, hairdresser Kaylin Ransom has her nails done and picks out her nicest clothes.
But then she drives more than an hour for a weekly appointment she can't miss: having her mug shot taken at the county jail. Every Friday for the past six months, Ransom has traveled to the Lake County Jail as part of her 90-day weekend sentence on aggravated-battery and child-abuse charges.
In May, Ransom pleaded no contest to three counts of battery and child abuse without great bodily harm. Ransom allegedly attacked a woman with a baseball bat and threw her children out of a car. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail, of which she has now served 56.
Ransom's uncommon weekends-only sentence was part of a plea agreement after she was arrested and accused of hitting a rival woman with a baseball bat and throwing her kids out of the car.
Some judges will consider weekend jail time for defendants who aren't deemed dangers to the community or for those with minor, nonviolent offenses, lawyers said. If someone is a single parent, needs medical treatment or has a stable job - could sway a judge to agree to the weekends-only sentence.
With only a few weeks left, Ransom, who is the single mother of a toddler, is grateful the sentence has kept her out of the nightclubs - where she said trouble tended to find her.