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Man Sentenced to 6 Months for Eating a Cookie Is Released

Man Sentenced to 6 Months for Eating a Cookie Is Released

A judge reversed Gregory Fields' six-month sentence on Monday, but his lawyer says similarly disproportionate sentences are nothing unusual.
Man Pleads Guilty and Gets 5 Years in Prison for Orchestrating GoFundMe Scam

Man Pleads Guilty and Gets 5 Years in Prison for Orchestrating GoFundMe Scam

Mark D'Amico and his accomplice Katelyn McClure scammed $400,000 through a fake feel-good story.
Virginia Department of Corrections Apologizes After Subjecting 8-Year-Old to Unauthorized Strip Search

Virginia Department of Corrections Apologizes After Subjecting 8-Year-Old to Unauthorized Strip Search

The Virginia Department of Corrections has publicly apologized after it’s been revealed that an 8-year-old visiting her father at a state prison was subjected to a strip search.
R. Kelly Indicted for Allegedly Bribing an Official So He Could Marry 15-Year-Old Aaliyah

R. Kelly Indicted for Allegedly Bribing an Official So He Could Marry 15-Year-Old Aaliyah

It's the first time the 52-year-old R&B singer has faced any criminal charges for the illegal marriage.
Black people imprisoned 5 times more often than whites—somehow, an improvement

Black people imprisoned 5 times more often than whites—somehow, an improvement

Where we used to be about eight times more likely than white people to end up incarcerated, black people now only end up imprisoned about five times more frequently than their white counterparts,
Australian woman jailed for falsifying resume to land $185k government gig

Australian woman jailed for falsifying resume to land $185k government gig

An Australian woman has been sentenced to serve at least a year in jail, after pleading guilty to charges related to her falsifying her resume in order to obtain a $185,000 government job.What are the
Incarcerated people in West Virginia to be charged 3 cents a minute to read ebooks from free source

Incarcerated people in West Virginia to be charged 3 cents a minute to read ebooks from free source

Incarcerated people in some West Virginia prisons will reportedly be charged to read ebooks. The magazine Reason reports that inmates will have to pay 3 cents per minute to use tablets that have been
How the FCC Helped Pave the Way for Predatory Prison Telecoms

How the FCC Helped Pave the Way for Predatory Prison Telecoms

A company is charging inmates by the minute to read ebooks on “free” tablets. The FCC could have stopped prison telecoms from gaining so much power, but didn’t.
Chicago Man Allegedly Kills Woman Because She Ignored His Catcalls

Chicago Man Allegedly Kills Woman Because She Ignored His Catcalls

Ruth George was a sophomore kinesiology major and honors student.
Moroccan Rapper Gnawi Sentenced to Prison After Music Video Criticizing Police

Moroccan Rapper Gnawi Sentenced to Prison After Music Video Criticizing Police

The video features the song “Aach al Chaab," which translates to "Long Live the People."
6ix9ine's Girlfriend Calls Out Rappers Who Diss Him When They Have Something to Promote

6ix9ine's Girlfriend Calls Out Rappers Who Diss Him When They Have Something to Promote

Jade continues to show solidarity with her man in her latest Instagram post.
Lauryn Hill's Cousin Ordered to Present Bank Records to Her or Face Jail Time in $70K Lawsuit

Lauryn Hill's Cousin Ordered to Present Bank Records to Her or Face Jail Time in $70K Lawsuit

Hill won a court case against her cousin earlier this month in which the judge awarded her more than $70,000.
ASAP Rocky Says He'd Be Down to Perform at Swedish Prison

ASAP Rocky Says He'd Be Down to Perform at Swedish Prison

ASAP Rocky is open to performing at the same Swedish prison where he was held captive for nearly a month.
ICE: Illegal alien allegedly at fault in deadly car crash flees to Mexico after jail fails to honor immigration detainer and lets him out on bail

ICE: Illegal alien allegedly at fault in deadly car crash flees to Mexico after jail fails to honor immigration detainer and lets him out on bail

Illegal immigrant Alejandro Maldonado-Hernandez was allegedly responsible for a July 12 car crash that killed Janace Ator and severely injured her husband Patrick, both of whom were in a different
Officers were brought to tears and inmates prayed on their knees during surprise concert at Texas jail by Kanye West

Officers were brought to tears and inmates prayed on their knees during surprise concert at Texas jail by Kanye West

Rap superstar Kanye West performed a surprise concert at a Texas jail, and inmates were sent praying to their knees according to the sheriff. "You know, it really was like a worship service," said
Kanye West Reportedly Performs Private Concert in Houston Jail With His Choir

Kanye West Reportedly Performs Private Concert in Houston Jail With His Choir

Sources say the show went down Friday morning, days before Kanye's Sunday Service at Joel Osteen's megachurch.