A 78-Year-Old Veteran Was Jailed For Digging Ponds on His Own Land - Now, His Widow May Have to Pay His Fines P. Gardner Goldsmith June. 3. 2019 7.9k views The Twilight Zone predicted this kind of faceless state bureaucracy. It's not imaginary. Now, a widow fights to carry on the battle her husband began for the rights to control their land.