A high enough class misdemeanor carries prison sentences here. Not paying child support, for instance, is not a felony count in my state, but it sure can put a man in the state pen if he gets far enough behind. So depending on the class of misdemeanor, it could. I still think she should get a felony for the leased horses she refused to return, or pay for. They used to hang horse thieves. But I bet they consider that a civil matter.
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The problem with sending someone to jail is now they cost you and I money!
Put them in jail by night and on a chain gang durring the day for these non deadly folks (would also say those collecting unemployment, welfare, ect...) but these people NEED to be made accountable by working for what you and I will provide them durring their stay at a correctional facility.
The individual that was just letting horses starve: never allowed to own a pet again, and make them pick up garbage along the road at $4.00/hour to cover their fines, make them go work for a farmer (dairy farmers are always looking for dependable work and if you can pick them up at 4am at the county jail and drop them back off at 6pm there is no excuse for them being late)