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A stipulation allowing slavery as a form of punishment has just been voted out of Colorado’s state constitution.

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Africa, Congo, Corruption, healthcare, News, Prison -

The most surprising thing about the fact that Congolese hospitals detain patients who fail to pay their bills is that it's no secret.

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Bill Cosby, Entertainment, News, Prison, Video -

He went from beloved TV father figure to a prisoner with a number.  This is Bill Cosby’s new life in a Pennsylvania prison, and how the general public is reacting to his 3-10 year sentence.

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Bill Cosby, News, Prison, Sexual Assault, Video -

  Bill Cosby spent his first night in prison alone, in a single cell near the infirmary, as he began his three-to-10-year sentence for sexual assault. Corrections officials announced Wednesday that Cosby — now known as Inmate No. NN7687 — will serve his sentence at SCI Phoenix, a new state prison about 20 miles from […]

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california, compton, death row records, dr dre, ice cube, prison, straight outta compton, suge knight, suge knight gets 28 years, suge knight gets comeuppance, terry carter -

Murder was the case that they gave him, and days before his trial was slated to begin, the man who many (and by “many” I mean “me”) believe sucked the soul out of hip-hop, is receiving his just desserts.

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Gangs, Gun Violence, News, Prison, Serena Williams, Venus Williams -

The former Crips gang member convicted in the 2003 slaying of Serena and Venus Williams‘ beloved sister is back on the street after being released from prison. Robert Maxfield shot registered nurse Yetunde Price, a 31-year-old registered nurse and mother to three children, in a drive-by shooting in September 2003. She was hit in the back of […]

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A transgender inmate who is suing Colorado's corrections agency says she was raped at a men's prison hours after a federal judge denied her request to block the prison from keeping her in a disciplinary unit

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@AP, ACLU, Human Rights, Mississippi, News, Prison -

The state of Mississippi has "abandoned its responsibility to provide basic needs" to inmates at a privately run prison that is excessively violent and fails to provide proper medical care, an attorney for the prisoners said Monday.

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News, Prison, Probation, Sentencing, Texas, Voting -

U.S. citizens are encouraged to cast their ballots in every election, but one woman who had done time behind bars, did so not knowing that it would result in more jail time for her. Crystal Mason, 43, was sentenced to five years by a judge on Wednesday for voting illegally in the 2016 presidential election. […]

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A Connecticut inmate is fighting the state in federal court after officials gave him less than half of the $30K he was awarded in a lawsuit over a beating he received from another prisoner. The state deducted the cost of his incarceration from the payout. According to the WTNH.com (via the Associated Press), lawyers for […]

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Genece Brinkley, Meek Mill, News, Prison, Reginald Graham, Sentencing, Video -

Meek Mill’s arrest and conviction on probation violation of a 2009 gun and drug case has turned a focus on what many say is a heavy handed sentence since his arrest back in November 2017. The Ima Boss rapper, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, was sentenced to two to four years in prison, reaction […]

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Al Sharpton, Colin Kaepernick, Criminal Justice System, Entertainment, Featured, Jay Z, Meek Mill, News, Police Brutality, Prison -

Meek Mill, and his legal team, may have found a new way to get him released from prison. Page Six reports that the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has included Mill’s testifying officer Reginald V. Graham on a list of “dirty” cops, with the intention of getting them blocked from testifying in court. The list of accusations against […]

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Described as a “demonic” correctional officer, Lt. Troy Mitchell, 54, is currently under investigation after a brutal beating left a prison inmate partially blind. Waddell Smith, his accuser, asserts that last April, Mitchell “pummeled” him in his face and sprayed an entire can of Mace into his face and eyes at the Auburn Correctional Facility […]

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Terrill Thomas, 38, spent a week without water inside his cell at Milwaukee County jail.

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Attorney General, Barack Obama, Clemency, Clemency Project 2014, Cocaine, Commutation, Crack, Donald Trump, Eric Alvarez, Inequality, Jeff Sessions, Justice, Mandatory Minimums, Mass Incarceration, Natasha Alford, News, Pardon, Prison, Second Chance, Top Stories, True Story, Video -

One of 1,715. For Eric Alvarez, this number is personal. It represents the 1,715 people who received a second chance at life when President Barack Obama commuted their prison sentences.  “It’s overwhelming,” says Alvarez, 50, whose prison sentence was commuted in 2016. “It’s like sometimes it don’t even feel real.” Many of the commutations issued by […]

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$2.5 million settlement, Jerome Murdough, National, New York City, News, prison, prison negligence, Race, rikers island, scott stringer, wrongful death suit -

On February 15, Jerome Murdough, a 56 year-old African-American homeless Marine Corps veteran,  was found […]

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Conjugal Visit, Inmates, Jail, Justice, Mississippi, News, Prison, Sex -

theGRIO REPORT - The first state to allow conjugal visits to its prison population more than 100 years ago will bring the program to a close as of Feb. 1, 2014...

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Boxing, Floyd Mayweather, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Jail, Las Vegas, News, Prison, Sports -

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Boxer Floyd Mayweather was released from a Las Vegas jail early Friday after serving two months of a three-month sentence in a misdemeanor domestic battery case.

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Boxer, Domestic Battery, Floyd Mayweather, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Jail, Las Vegas, News, Prison, Sports -

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. is due for release from a Las Vegas jail by the weekend after serving two months in a domestic battery case...

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Butler County, Jail, News, Prison, Tiffany R. Hurd -

NBC4i - Police in southwest Ohio are perplexed about why a woman tried to sneak into a county jail before telling authorities to arrest her...

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Anesthetic Propofol, Conrad Murray, Death, Dr Conrad Murray, Entertainment, Forensic Test, Involuntary Manslaughter, Michael Jackson, Prison, Propofol -

Conrad Murray, currently serving a four year prison sentence for his part in Michael Jackson's death, feels forensic science will prove that he is not responsible for the King of Pop's death...

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Back Taxes, Entertainment, G Unit, IRS, Jewelry, Music, Prison, Rap, Sale, Studio Equiptment, Taxes, Young Buck -

theGRIO REPORT - The IRS auctioned off Young Buck's personal items and studio equipment, while the Tennessee rapper watched from prison...

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Anita McNeil, Appeal, Court, Georgia, Jail, John McNeil, Murder, NAACP, News, Prison, Self Defense, Stand Your Ground, Supreme Court, William Barber, Wilson -

John McNeil has been in prison for five and half years after being found guilty on murder charges....

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Blanket Jackson, Dr Conrad Murray, Entertainment, Jackson Family Fued, Jail, Katherine Jackson, Paris Jackson, Prince Jackson, Prison, The Jacksons, Visit -

The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson, Conrad Murray, just released a statement inviting Katerine Jackson to visit him in jail...

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Celebrity, Death, DJ Funk Master Flex, Entertainment, Hoax, Hot 97, Prison, Radio, Remy Ma, Twitter, Twitter Death -

Rapper Remy Ma called into DJ Funk Master Flex radio show on New York's Hot 97 to confront the false rumors of her own demise...

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Florida, Gainesville, George Zimmerman, Koran, News, Pastor, Phone Call, Prison, Protest, Quran, Quran burning, Terry Jones, Trayvon Martin, Trayvon Martin Case -

theGRIO REPORT - Among the nearly 150 jailhouse calls to or from George Zimmerman that were released by prosecutors this week was an April 19 call to the controversial Florida pastor Terry Jones...

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Election, Election 2012, Ex-Cons, felons, Politics, Prison, Voting Rights -

theGRIO REPORT - One of every 13 African-Americans of voting age is disenfranchised because of laws in states that prevent current or ex-felons from voting...

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Atlanta, Baby, Death, Deshawn Balka, Lawsuit, Mothers Behind Bars, News, Prison -

theGRIO REPORT - In a heart-wrenching tale a young woman has filed a lawsuit against a county in metro Atlanta after her baby died while she was in jail...

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