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Saturday, June 3, 2006

Too Short For Jail

Richard Thompson was saved from prison by his height. He is five-foot-one. When he was sentenced for a sex offense, a Nebraska judge said she didn't think Thompson would survive in prison -- partly because of his mental ability, and partly because he's short. Instead of jail term, she gave Thompson 10 years of what's called "intensive probation." The sentence prompted a Nebraska woman to start a petition drive demanding the judge's resignation. [Mark Godsey]

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