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Even the Judge Thinks This Woman's Sentence Is 'Idiotic'

He's now fighting for clemency for Lori Kavitz

(Newser) - Lori Kavitz's 24-year sentence for conspiracy to distribute meth has been called "idiotic, arbitrary, unduly harsh, and grossly unfair"—by the very man who imposed it. US District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett is one of thousands asking President Obama to pardon Kavitz, whose "major mistake... More »

Hulk's Son: Get Me Outta Here!

Wrestler's jailbird offspring doesn't care for county's hospitality

(Newser) - Wrestler Hulk Hogan's teenage son is asking to be released from jail, where he's isolated from other inmates because he's a minor, the Tampa Tribune reports. Lawyers for Nick Bollea, 17, serving 8 months for reckless driving, say he suffers "unbearable anxiety" and should be sent home until he... More »

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