Meek Mill's efforts towards correcting the judicial system have now helped inspire Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia to sign a new probation reform law that limits the amount of “active incarceration” a court can order.

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A former Southwest Airlines pilot has been sentenced to one year of probation after he allegedly watched porn and exposed his genitals to a female officer on a flight. 

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Probation departments across New York have started screening young offenders for risk of suicide as a way to connect them with mental health services. Ten counties in upstate New York are participating in the program developed by researchers at Columbia University. The project, called e-Connect, includes counties that cover rural swaths […]

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A decision on whether Meek Mill will be retried in a drug and gun case has been delayed until later this month. The 32-year-old rapper has been on probation most of his adult life over the teenage arrest. His case was overturned last month because of credibility concerns about the arresting officer. […]

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A judge has sentenced three former Penn State fraternity members to jail in the 2017 death of a pledge, the first defendants ordered to serve time behind bars in a case that rewrote Pennsylvania’s anti-hazing law. Centre County Judge Brian Marshall sentenced former Beta Theta Pi members Tuesday for hazing surrounding the death of sophomore […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty last July 4 to protest the separation of families at the Mexican border has been sentenced to five years’ probation and 200 hours of community service. Therese Okoumou entered the Manhattan federal courthouse on Tuesday with clear tape all over […]

Sacramento Kings defender Iman Shumpert can start 2019 without worrying about jail time after a Georgia judge placed the NBA star on probation instead of behind bars. The Blast reports Shumpert was sentenced over his 2016 arrest for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs, marijuana possession and failure to maintain the lane, on December 18. Shumpert reportedly […]

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DETROIT (AP) — A food service worker at the Detroit Tigers’ stadium who was fired after video surfaced showing him spitting on a pizza has been sentenced to 18 months of probation. Twenty-one-year-old Jaylon Kerley also was ordered Thursday to take an anger management class and to not work around food while he serves his […]

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The brother of the suspect in the Florida high school shooting is being accused of violating his probation for earlier trespassing at the school where the massacre occurred. Palm Beach County jail records show Zachary Cruz was being held without bond Wednesday pending a transfer to neighboring Broward County for […]

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill walked out of prison Tuesday after Pennsylvania’s highest court ordered him freed while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions. Following a five-month campaign by his supporters to get him out, the state Supreme Court directed a Philadelphia judge who had jailed him to immediately issue an order releasing […]

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A dance party has erupted in the streets outside a courthouse in Philadelphia as the city’s district attorney says rapper Meek Mill‘s convictions should be vacated and he should have a new trial. The district attorney’s announcement came during a hearing on Monday, but a judge is still refusing to release Mill […]

DMX can be looking at 5 years behind bars in an upcoming sentencing on Wednesday, March 28. Page Six reports that New York prosecutors are urging the judge to throw the keys away on the rapper for not paying $1.7 million in taxes. Court papers state that prosecutors want the judge to, “use this sentencing to […]