The Third District Court of Appeals, in Flagstaff Arizona has come under fire for some of its inhumane methods of handing out punishment.
Judge Manherd Prather recently has been sentencing some offenders to what some consider "cruel and inhuman" sentences.
He first came under fire when Albert K. Honkay, previously convicted drug dealer came before him on a charge of selling cocaine to the Milsap High School Parent Teachers Association which then intended to resell as a school fundraising project for the sixth grade students. They needed funds to purchase playground equipment for the recently refurbished playground that had been damaged during a recent tornado.
Attempts to get funding from the Obama administration had failed.
Honkay and three of his associates were found guilty of the charge. Judge Prather sentenced all four men to three months in the State Prison, and further stated that, Each day you will be escorted, under guard, to the TV lounge, where you will be strapped in chairs, facing the TV, and made to watch "The View" and "The Talk," each day for the duration of your time in prison.
"I realize this is somewhat unique, but the despicable seriousness of your crime dictates a severe punishment. I can think of nothing worse than having to watch those shows. May God have mercy on your souls," he judge stated.