Judge jails slow stenographer
A judge jailed his own court stenographer for working too slowly.
The Judge sent her to prison for contempt of court in this town in Germany… or Florida. She had failed to finish typing a transcript needed for an appeal hearing for a convicted rapist, reports the local paper.
The Judge said she had failed to finish the transcript for several months and had missed her final deadline of last Friday. She also failed to write up the transcript in time for her appearance on contempt of court charges.
She was released from jail on Sunday night, after she said she couldn't do the work in prison because she was so worried about her three children at home.
The Judge relented, and allowed her out of jail - but immediately put her under house arrest until she completes the work.