Derryn Hinch has been released from jail after spending 50 days in the pokie for not paying his $100,000 fine for naming pedos and other scumbags with name suppression.
A shaved and shaken Derryn Hinch has emerged from prison after spending 50 nights locked up for failing to pay a fine incurred after breaching a suppression order about Melbourne woman Jill Meagherâ€™s killer.
The Seven Network personality was released from Langi Kal Kal jail in Trawalla, about 150 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, just after 8am on Friday.
In January, Hinch, 70, was ordered to pay the $100,000 contempt of court fine â€“ or face 50 days in jail â€“ with the broadcaster vowing to do the time, saying his decision was based “on principle”.
Asked if he was harassed by other prisoners, Hinch said, â€˜â€˜for the first few days, because I had shaved the beard, nobody really knew who I wasâ€™â€™.
â€˜â€˜But, yeah, the guards and other guys treated me pretty well but it was no picnic,â€™â€™ he said. â€˜â€˜You are talking strip searches, bend over the whole lot.
â€˜â€˜And to wake up on your 70th birthday and have a guard saying happy birthday, it was tough.â€™â€™Â Read more »