Nation IN BRIEF : FLORIDA : Bailey Begins Jail Term in Solo Cell

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Attorney F. Lee Bailey spent the first day of a six-month sentence in jail in a clash of wills with the government over millions of dollars in stock from a drug-dealer client. Bailey's attorney said in Tallahassee, Fla., that he was trying to get the famed lawyer released, although no new hearings were set by the judge who jailed Bailey for contempt after he failed to turn over the disputed stock. Bailey, 62, was housed in an individual cell for a screening period all inmates go through to determine if they pose a threat to--or are in danger from--other inmates, prison spokesman Tony Kelly said.

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