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Which judge got the call right?

judge.jpgBoth judges were looking at criminal defendants with a history of crimes.

In England, a 24-year-old heroin addict was sentenced with 14 years in the clink for burglary. But despite having committed 145 crimes, ">the judge deferred the guy’s sentence for three months and said if the guy stayed out of trouble, he wouldn’t have to serve any time.

Here in the states, meanwhile, a 42-year-old woman was facing charges for passing bad checks, the latest in a string of crimes dating back to when she was 15. But despite the fact that a jury found her innocent, the judge used a probation violation and her history of crime to toss her in the clink for 55 years.

One more chance, or a half-century in the clink … who ya got?