View Full Version : Judge releases prisoner to watch ball game.

09-25-2009, 09:15 AM

"Perhaps I've been wildly misled about this whole jail thing, but I was under the impression that being behind bars and missing out on the simpler pleasures in life was pretty much the whole point of being punished.

To my surprise, that's apparently not the case in Iowa. On Wednesday, a judge in Van Buren County let Randy Barker out of jail so that the 'diehard' Red Sox fan (right) could go see Boston's 9-2 win in Kansas City with his father and brother.

Barker had been in the middle of serving two concurrent 10-day jail sentences for violation of a protective order on another man in Keosauqua..."

09-25-2009, 05:23 PM
It's a 10 day jail sentence. What can you possibly learn about anything if you're only in jail for just 10 days?