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Former TV judge Joe Brown released after serving 5-day jail sentence for contempt of court

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MEMPHIS, Tennessee — 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 (http://bit.ly/1NVcQco) 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.


Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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