Well, you now have your chance. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department in eastern Missouri has come up with a novel way to put wannabe bad boys and girls behind bars, and all for a good cause.
Officials are offering the public a chance to stay overnight at the local jail to help pay for mattresses at a new addition.
But all this fun comes at a cost. The event is set for the evening of July 31, and $50 a person or $90 a couple. The would-be convicts will stay in a recently finished addition, tour the new facility, learn more about prison system. But that is not all for these jailbirds! They will receive Jefferson County "bed and breakfast" T-shirt, snacks, and souvenir mug shots.
Also included is a "get out of jail free" card. Those who want to leave early can, but they have to front even more money and have to give another $10. Proceeds benefit the county's jail maintenance fund.