A Tennessee woman is jailed- for not cleaning up her messy yard.

And the city is defending its decision to lock her up.

“I’m a mom. I don’t want to leave my kids. I want to be there with them every night and i have been for 25 years and last night I wasn’t and that really bothers me,” said Karen Holloway.

Karen Holloway spent 6 hours Tuesday night in the Lenoir City Jail after being cited for failure to maintain property.

“I’m embarrassed the place I pay taxes for is taking time to incarcerate me when there are other real criminals in this town,” she said.

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