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Stench From The Bench.
The judge performed the wedding for Danne Desbrow and the mother of his son on Sept. 17 shortly after sentencing him to a maximum term for killing Santos in 2003. The bride said she and Desbrow rekindled their romance while he was in jail, and that during trial she asked Cookson if she could marry the couple at sentencing.
Santos' relatives said they were rushed out of the courtroom after the sentencing, and were insulted when they later learned about the ceremony.
reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe
The wedding part isn't all unusual, actually. I hadn't realized that myself until I started watching some of the prison shows with TV crews in for long periods to film life there. They seem to be more common than one may think, anyway.
It doesn't have to be the same Judge sentencing, though and surely not within a short period, on the same day. I'm still kinda blown away by the sheer moxy it took. This Judge didn't think the public would hear about something that wrong? Sheesh... Some of these people really live in a whole different world, too far removed from real life to even relate anymore.
I saw that the other day and thought the same thing. My main question though, was WHY is he even allowed to get married while he is incarcerated regardless of who is performing the ceremony??? He had been sentenced so technically he was incarcerated.
I thought jail was supposed to be a punishment not a "Do what thou wilt"...while getting 3 hots and a cot on taxpayer money recess??
Talk about bass ackwards.
Maybe this is just one more reason why jail is not deterring crime as well as it should?edit on 10/29/2013 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
what is actually " wrong " about it ? explain
It isn't unusual at all sadly. I don't think anybody in jail for murder or the like should be able to marry, have conjugal visits, etc. It is a punishment. That's kind of like sending a kid to his room for punishment when that is where his computer, Ipod, video games, cellphone, etc is. That's not punishment IMO.
reply to post by boncho
I agree with most of your post and that is why I *specified* murder or similar crimes. Those crimes are usually "life" crimes. I do not think that every prisoner should be treated that harshly, because well... some of them are in there for ignorant laws, mental issues, etc. Those people need help and should get it. Murderers on the other hand??? They don't need to get married, have conjugal visits, etc. They prevented someone else from having any further happiness or enjoyment out of life, they deserve no less.