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A 79-year-old disabled veteran is facing one month in jail for having too much junk in his front yard — junk that he fixes up and sells in order to keep his home and buy medicine for his wife, the Rock Hill Herald reported.

John Ramsey was first convicted in January of keeping junk in his front yard, a misdemeanor offense in the small rural town of Clover, S.C. He was ordered to clean it up, or face 30 days in jail. He cleaned it up.

But last month, the court ruled Ramsey‘s cleanup effort wasn’t good enough. He was held in contempt and given two weeks to pay $500. Ramsey — living on $898 a month in Social Security and veterans benefits — didn’t have $500, so when the deadline passed he went to the police department to turn himself in. Instead, town officials told him he had a hearing on Monday to determine whether he should go to jail for being unable to pay his fine.
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