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Pike Co. Woman Catches Break on Sentence

A Winslow woman caught a break Friday on her sentence for Child Neglect.

Jennifer Gist took the Pike County Prosecutor up on an offer to cut her sentence in half.

She had to wear a sign informing the public about the dangers of failing to supervise young children for one hour in front of the Pike County Courthouse.

As a result, her sentence was reduced to 10-weekends in jail.

She must also serve time on probation and perform community service work.

Prosecutor Darrin McDonald says Gist admitted that she had failed to follow a Department of Child Services safety plan, which had been put in place after her two small kids were found playing on railroad tracks in July 2012.

Gist was to install and use a child safety latch on her back door.