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Video showing judge leaving girl alone in a cell may have been 'scared straight' attempt

CHICAGO - A Cook County judge captured on video leaving a young girl locked in a holding cell alone behind her courtroom may have done so in a "scared straight" type of disciplinary effort, sources familiar with the matter said.

Judge Jackie Portman-Brown was captured on security footage last week, her black robe swinging, as she hustled the girl forward into an empty lockup and then left her for about 10 minutes. The sources told the

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