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Justice of the Day: Ex-Judge Joe Brown Begins His Jail Sentence

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Judge Joe Brown goes to jail in Tennessee.
Via: Yahoo
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How the tables have turned for Judge Joe Brown.

He turned himself in to the Tennessee penal system Aug. 27 for a 2014 contempt of court charge. He will serve five days for reported losing his temper in a court room.

And to think, he used to get paid for that.

Yahoo tells how the ex-judge found himself behind bars.

Brown, 68, was observing juvenile court proceedings at the Shelby County Criminal Court in Memphis, Tennessee last March when he was approached by a woman who asked him to take a look at her child support case. He told ABC News at the time that he felt obliged to help her and ended up going before a judge on her behalf.

"When I insisted that the woman's charges be dismissed, he started talking about, I'm not an attorney so-and-so," Brown explained. "I said, 'You know it's wrong. ... You're better than this.'"

Brown was found in contempt when he reportedly became verbally abusive to court workers and ignored Juvenile Court Magistrate Harold Horne's warning to calm down, according to local news reports.

Here's his mugshot:



His own gif sums it up.

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