LAW OF THE LAND
Woman gets 30 days in jail for texting in court
Hauled behind bars immediately after being cited by judge
Posted: April 28, 2009
9:54 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh
© 2009 WorldNetDaily
Judge Stephen Henriod
A Utah mother of four small children has been jailed on a judge's order to serve 30 days behind bars for allegedly sending a text message while she was watching a court proceeding.
The report comes from her father-in-law, Dennis Jackson, who told WND of the series of events that left his daughter-in-law, Susan Henwood, imprisoned.
A spokeswoman in the clerk's office for Judge Stephen L. Henriod of Utah's Third District Court confirmed the woman was jailed for the 30 days on the judge's order over the issue of texting.
However, she declined to answer other questions from WND, instead transferring WND to a voice mail for the judge's clerk. A woman identifying herself as Henriod's clerk later called but said the judge would not speak to any reporters.