Judge Joe Brown is on the other side of the law for the first time in his illustrious 40-year career as an attorney and judge.
Brown, 68, turned himself in on Thursday to begin serving his 5-day sentence for contempt of court after his motion for an appeal was denied.
Brown was briefly jailed in 2014 after losing his temper in front of a magistrate judge during a child custody hearing.
The former star of TV’s “Judge Joe Brown” defended his actions, saying he would do it again.
The jail-bound judge said in a statement before going behind bars: “I will not apologize for vigorously defending my client and demanding that the court follow the law. What I saw was a miscarriage of justice and I did what needed to be done. I will serve the time and I will continue to stand up and speak out for justice as I have done throughout my 40-year legal career.”
Brown is expected to serve out his sentence in the celebrity wing of the jail. He will cool his heels in a cramped 6×9 cell with a cement toilet and bunk.
His few creature comforts will include toiletries such as a toothbrush, toothpaste and mouthwash.
When asked for a final comment on his way to jail, Brown said, “Black lives matter.”
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