Everyone is speculating about Judy Miller's release. Why would she spend 85 days in jail when her source released her months ago?
The only possible answer: Judy was going for the American off-the-record record.
A highly competitive professional, Miller was shooting for the 168 day record set by Vanessa Leggett. In the end, Miller was no match for the tenacious Leggett. After 85 days of eating prison food and hearing about her husband's luxury cruises, Miller was forced to accept defeat. Leggett's record stands.