JUDGE SAYS NO BAIL, NO 'PRIVATE JAIL' FOR ALLEGED SEX CULT LEADER KEITH RANIERE

A federal judge denied bail for alleged sex cult leader Keith Raniere on Tuesday, ridiculing his lawyers' proposal to move him to a “private jail,” instead of the federal detention facility he's in now.

“The private jail concept has problems,” Judge Nicholas G. Garufis said after the roughly hour-long hearing in Brooklyn federal court. 

“It makes a mockery of the criminal justice system, where people can’t get $100 together to get off Rikers Island,” he added, referring to New York City’s notorious island jail.