Television Judge Joe Brown Jailed

(WMC) Judge Joe Brown was released on his own recognizance Monday after he was charged with contempt of court and sentenced to five days in jail.Brown, 66, was sentenced for reportedly being disorderly in front of a magistrate Monday in juvenile court.

He was representing a woman who was accused of being the mother of an unknown child by someone in Virginia.

In audio from the court proceeding, Brown told the magistrate that according to federal standards the woman had been treated unfairly.

On the audio the magistrate can be heard attempting to set a hearing for a later date; Brown threatens to shut the place down.

The magistrate warned Judge Brown that he was close to finding himself in contempt.

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