Prison

A correctional officer at Clark County Jail allegedly sold male inmates keys to the women's prison & subjected them to rape & torture.

In one of his final acts as a disgraced president, Donald Trump issued 73 pardons and 70 commutations on the eve of Joe Biden's Inauguration. The bizarre list raised more questions than answers, leaving us to wonder why he left out a few key names that would have been an easy pick for a second chance at life.

According to the New York Post, on his final day in office, Donald Trump officially commuted the sentence of Harry O, whose real name is Michael Harris, after it was revealed that former Death Row artist and Hip-Hop legend Snoop Dogg had been secretly lobbying at the White House for Harris's release. Snoop, who has been an outspoken critic of Trump and his administration, had reportedly called the move a "Godsend" before thanking the administration for serving his longtime friend justice.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota’s pardon board will consider freeing a Black man who was imprisoned for life as a teenager in the 2002 slaying of an 11-year-old girl hit by a stray bullet while doing homework at her dining room table. The case scheduled for Tuesday made headlines earlier this year after The Associated Press […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black people have been overrepresented on death rows across the United States and killers of Black people are less likely to face the death penalty than people who kill white people, a new report found. The report from the Death Penalty Information Center is a history lesson in how lynchings and executions […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal Bureau of Prisons is locking all its 146,000 inmates in their cells for the next two weeks in an unparalleled effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, as the focus shifts to a Louisiana compound, where three inmates have died and nearly 20 others remain hospitalized. The compound, known […]

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was sentenced to three years in federal prison Thursday for arranging fraudulent sales of her self-published children’s books to nonprofits and foundations to promote her political career and fund her run for the city’s highest office. Catherine Pugh spoke through tears for about 10 minutes before […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump loyalist and ally Roger Stone was sentenced Thursday to 40 months in federal prison, following an extraordinary move by Attorney General William Barr to back off his Justice Department’s original sentencing recommendation. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Stone’s crimes demanded a significant time behind bars, but she said […]

Kodak Black is keeping fans updated about his inhumane treatment in prison. The Florida native, who is currently serving a 46-month sentence for a weapons-related charges, shared another lengthy message on Instagram after posting  a troubling tweet earlier this week. Fans have been concerned for the rapper’s safety ever since he claimed to be the target […]

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According to officials,  “blunt force beating” was the cause of death for two inmates who died in a Mississippi prison on January 20. NBC News reports the recent deaths, which occurred at Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, bring the death toll across the state’s prison system to at least seven since the beginning of the year. […]

Kodak Black claims there’s a “big conspiracy going on” at Miami’s Federal Detention Center to snuff him out. The rapper took to Instagram Thursday to detail his inmate experience inside the facility; calling out officials Lieutenant F. Arroyo and Santiago Torres, for targeting him, “setting him up, falsifying incident reports, and interfering with his mail,” per Complex. “Lieutenant F. […]

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The leader of Mississippi’s underfunded prison system was pleading with lawmakers for money to hire more guards and pay them better in 2012 when he warned, “I see trouble down the road.” Christopher Epps, a longtime Mississippi Department of Corrections employee, would later go to prison himself for collecting $1.4 million […]