I work at the local prison, because our parking lot is not monitored or fenced we have issues with the general public wanting to use it. Well because the lot was full I parked in an area that was not marked for parking but was clearly in our lot, not blocking traffic, or in violation of anything. It should be a spot they have marked but simply is not. Please keep in mind there are no ordinances. The police officer issuing the ticket said he is only following his cpt's orders but he knows there are no ordinances for them to patrol the county prison lot, so he felt the ticket was illegal in nature. Can they ticket me for this. I have a parking pass issued by the counting to be in the lot.?
It is extremely unlikely that the parking lot used by the prison is privately owned property. If the officers have permission to ticket vehicles in the lot then they can do so. I think your best bet to resolve this is to ask your warden or supervisor to write a letter indicating that they did not want you ticketed and plead not guilty. Take the letter to judge and you should be fine.
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