Only days before Shavuos(Jewish holiday) Yosef Kolko was no longer allowed to return home to settle his affairs. Two self appointed youn "askonim" decided that he needed their help. They called ocean county jail warden Theodore Hutler and made demands on behalf of the new inmate. They made so many demands that the warden did not want to be bothered anymore and transfered Kolko to Burlington County prison on the second day of Shavuos.
Burlington County prison is a high security prison that has a larger population of violent criminals. It was necessary ton place Kolko in solitary confinement for his own protection.
While we are not judging what the correct punishment should be for the crime committed, Kolko should no have to suffer more because of the immature acts of other individuals. We feel that such "askonim" should realize the harm they do to others when they try to show that they have control over law enforcement officials. True askonim are supposed to help others.