Former Judge Remains Behind Bars, Denied Early Release

By: Associated Press and WTVY
By: Associated Press and WTVY

ANDALUSIA, Ala. (AP) - Former Covington County Probate Judge Sherrie Phillips has been denied an early release from prison.

Circuit Judge Charles Price turned down her request in a one-paragraph order.

Price sentenced her to three years in prison after she was convicted of the theft of $1.8 million from an estate and using her position for unlawful personal gain. She's due to get out in October 2012.

Her attorney, David Harrison, sought an early release on grounds she had reformed and her release would save money.

The Department of Corrections says she's serving her sentence at
a community-based work facility in Montgomery.
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