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  • Retiring York County judge: 'I have learned a lot about human nature'

    16th Circuit Judge John Hayes will retire on Dec. 31 after serving 26 years as a judge in York County. Hayes, a lawyer since 1971, took the bench in 1991 as resident judge for York and Union counties. Hayes said during his time as judge, he has "learned a lot about human nature" and that sending people to prison is the hardest part of the job.

Retiring York County judge: 'I have learned a lot about human nature'

16th Circuit Judge John Hayes will retire on Dec. 31 after serving 26 years as a judge in York County. Hayes, a lawyer since 1971, took the bench in 1991 as resident judge for York and Union counties. Hayes said during his time as judge, he has "learned a lot about human nature" and that sending people to prison is the hardest part of the job.
By Tracy Kimball tkimball@heraldonline.com