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VOL. 130 | NO. 171 | Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Former TV Judge Joe Brown Released From Jail

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former television judge Joe Brown has been released from jail after serving a five-day jail sentence for contempt of court.

The Commercial Appeal reports Brown was released from the Shelby County Jail Tuesday morning. Brown turned himself in last Thursday.

Brown, a former Memphis judge, was charged with contempt after an outburst in Juvenile Court in March 2014. Magistrate Judge Harold Horne sentenced Brown to five days in jail following a verbal exchange in which Brown called the Juvenile Court a "sorry operation" and challenged Horne's authority.

In a ruling issued Aug. 14, the Tennessee Supreme Court refused to allow Brown to appeal a Court of Appeals decision that had upheld the jail sentence.

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