Former Cleveland corrections officer Jawan Collins was ordered to the city workhouse after failing to take care of hazards at several of his city properties.
Cleveland Housing Court Judge Ray Pianka sentenced Collins to 180 days at the workhouse after it appeared Collins wouldn't comply with numerous orders to clean-up his properties.
Collins was released after less than a week, and has now begun the process of taking care of the problem homes he owns on the city's east side.
Collins told newsnet5.com he wasn't aware the homes were still in his name, he thought the banks involved transferred the deeds.
Collins next court date is May 16, and if he doesn't move forward in making improvements,, the judge told him he could go back to the workhouse to serve the remainder of his sentence.
Residents living near the homes pointed to numerous hazards, like broken windows, sinking foundations, trash and vermin.