Judge Joe Brown begins 5-day jail sentence.

The former TV judge turned himself in to the Shelby County Corrections Center to serve his 5-day jail sentence for contempt of court.

Judge Joe Brown mugshot

Joe Brown was charged with contempt in March 2014 when he lashed out at a magistrate during a custody hearing in juvenile court.

Brown filed an appeal, but it was denied. He turned himself in around noon on Thursday.

Joe Brown was booked and placed in a cell alone in a protected area from other inmates.

Free Judge Joe Brown!

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