Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court upheld Willie Nash’s sentence: 12 years for possession. Of a cell phone.


“He’s a husband and father who, while confined to the Newton County Jail on a misdemeanor, passed his smartphone to a guard asking for “some juice,” i.e., a charge. The guard confiscated the device. It turned out that Nash, obviously unbeknownst to him, was not allowed to have it in jail. Whoever searched him had apparently missed it.

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