Man jailed for yawning released

August 13, 2009 2:40:39 PM PDT
A man jailed for yawning in a Joliet courtroom has been released.Clifton Williams of Richton Park was found in contempt of court and jailed on July 23 after yawning in Judge Daniel Rozak's court.

At the time, Williams was in court for his cousin's sentencing.

A prosecutor who heard the yawn described it as "loud and boisterous."

Williams was sentenced to six months, but the judge released him after 3 weeks.