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The gap between Black and white Americans serving time in state prison for long prison sentences is growing, a new analysis of state data shows. Between 2005 and 2019, the share of Black Americans newly sentenced to state prison for more than 10 years grew from about 13% in 2005 to 19% in 2019. By […]

Black Bird – the new psychological thriller based on Dennis Lehane’s bestselling memoir In with the Devil: A Fallen Hero – arrives on Apple TV+ today. The first two episodes of the six-part series both drop on 8th July, followed by new episodes every Friday. New subscribers can watch Black Bird free with the Apple TV+ 7-day free […]

Brittney Griner, a seven-time WNBA All-Star and two-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, has pled guilty to drug charges in Russia. She has been in Russian custody since being detained in February at Sheremetyevo International Airport. The . . .

HOUSTON – Three men have been ordered to federal prison following their convictions of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and  U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Esteban Lopez Hernandez, 41, illegally resided in Katy and pleaded guilty in June […]

A Black man who was freed from prison this year after 44 years behind bars for attempted rapes he says he didn’t commit has sued the officials who helped get him convicted, alleging a cover-up that ended up with him being framed. Vincent Simmons’ conviction was overturned in February by a judge who said Simmons, […]

CHICAGO — Singer R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for racketeering and violating a sex trafficking law. Kelly, a Chicago native who gained international fame as an R&B singer, was sentenced Wednesday in a court in New York. It was the culmination of years of girls and young women — many […]

A San Diego County man was sentenced Monday to 30 days in prison for his role in the U.S. Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021. Philip Weisbecker, 51, pleaded guilty in March to one misdemeanor count of parading or demonstrating in the Capitol. He is among a handful of people with San Diego ties who […]

Incarcerated workers generate billions of dollars worth of goods and services annually but are paid pennies per hour without proper training or opportunity to build skills for careers after release, according to a comprehensive nationwide report released by the University of Chicago Law School’s Global Human Rights Clinic and the American Civil Liberties Union. The first-of-its-kind report, Captive […]

U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday said the multiplatinum R&B singer R. Kelly deserves to spend more than 25 years in prison after being convicted of sex trafficking. In a filing in Brooklyn federal court, prosecutors said Kelly exploited his stardom and wealth over a quarter century to lure women and underage girls for sex, demonstrating a […]

Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that ALEXANDER ARGUEDAS, a/k/a “Reckless,” was sentenced today to 32 years and 6 months in prison in connection with his leadership of the Black Stone Gorilla Gang, a violent street gang that operated in New York City and elsewhere, including for […]

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