The city of Philadelphia issued an apology Thursday for the unethical medical experiments performed on mostly Black inmates at its Holmesburg Prison from the 1950s through the 1970s.

An organization run by rapper Jay-Z has facilitated donations totaling $1 million for the local innocence project to investigate wrongful convictions in Wyandotte County.


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The final two months of Cachin Anderson’s life in New York’s prison system were filled with warnings he was a man in crisis. He climbed on a sink and dove headfirst at the floor, saying he “wanted to end it and go home.” He urinated on guards. He hurled a can […]

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While Kim Kardashian receives all the praise for her work with the criminal justice system and the freeing of inmates, it’s two sistas, attorneys Brittany K. Barnett and MiAngel Cody, that are doing all the hard work behind-the-scenes to free non-violent offenders who are serving lengthy prison sentences. Kardashian seems to be the face of America’s prison reform movement primarily […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West has been invited to the White House. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says West is scheduled to have lunch with President Donald Trump and meet with Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, on Thursday. Sanders says they’ll talk about manufacturing, prison reform, preventing gang violence and reducing violence in Chicago, […]


WASHINGTON (AP) — Reality television star Kim Kardashian West, who successfully pushed President Donald Trump to grant a pardon for a drug offender earlier this year, returned to the White House on Wednesday for a meeting with senior aides as part of the administration’s efforts on criminal justice reform. Kardashian West, who may have felt […]


WASHINGTON (AP) — Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West paid a visit to the White House Wednesday to make a star-powered case to President Donald Trump and his staff on behalf of a woman serving a life sentence for drug offenses. Kardashian West has been urging the president to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, 63, who […]

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There's still time for the White House to pick up the phone.

Roland Martin talks with Topeka Sam, Founder and Executive Director of The Ladies of Hope Ministries, about the First Step Act which aims to establish new guidelines that will help individuals after they are released from prison and hopefully decrease recidivism rates. Learn more about this above. READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM: SIGN UP FOR OUR […]

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is calling for reform of the criminal justice system after visiting rapper Meek Mill in a Pennsylvania prison. Kraft and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin visited the Philadelphia-born rapper on Tuesday. After the visit, Kraft said Mill’s incarceration makes it clear that “we have to do […]

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Rapper Nas is selling Black Santa ugly Christmas sweaters in support of prison reform this holiday season. The veteran MC, who first hit the charts more than 20 years ago, has launched the “Kneeling Santa” crew neck sweater by his clothing company HSTRY. The brand is “a culmination of the rapper’s life experiences, knowledge and […]

President Obama commuted the prison sentences of 79 inmates on Tuesday, upholding his pledge to release non-violent and low-level, drug offenders, The Hill reports.