This one wins our “Misleading Headline of the Week” Award, and the article goes on to say “Convicted multi-millionaire John Goodman was sentenced to 16 years in prison for a DUI manslaughter Friday — but instead of living in a small cell with prison food and inmates, Goodman will be released to live in luxury.”
Okay, well, Goodman is out on bond while his conviction is being appealed. While it’s true that rich people with good lawyers are more likely than poor people with bad lawyers to get released on bond, being released on bond isn’t uncommon. And if his conviction is upheld, he will serve his sentence behind bars.
He is not being allowed to serve his sentence at his mansion, as the headline, most of the article, and the accompanying video all suggest.
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