TV Judge Joe Brown Completes 5-Day Jail Sentence for Contempt of Court: 'I Would Do It Again'

Judge Joe Brown says couldn’t stand idly by while an injustice was done, and that he ended up paying for it with jail time. But the TV judge tells PEOPLE exclusively that he would do it again in a heartbeat.

“A citizen was being gravely mistreated,” Brown, who presided over the CBS arbitration show Judge Joe Brown from 1998-2013, says. “I couldn’t allow that to happen. I had an opportunity to stand up for her and I took it.”

Coupling and Uncoupling: See The Week's Most Provocative Stories on

Relationship milestones, both happy and sad, got readers talking this week.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West – they all made headlines this week, for very different reasons. Kevin Bacon and judge Joe Brown also sparked plenty of commentary.

Judge Joe Brown Arrested After Throwing Courtroom Tantrum: Report

It appears Judge Joe Brown will be the one in need of some defense for a change.

The former TV personality, 66, who is running for D.A. of Shelby County, Tenn., reportedly caused a raucous in a Memphis juvenile court on Monday.

Brown appeared on the scene to represent someone in a child support case, says TMZ – and “incited a near riot” when the staff told him they had no record of the case in question.