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April 15, 2022
The wealthy political activist and Democratic donor Ed Buck was sentenced to 30 years in prison on charges that he supplied and personally injected gay men with methamphetamine in exchange for sex, leading to two deaths and multiple other overdoses. Buck, 67, was found guilty in July by a federal jury on all nine counts, […]
April 7, 2022
“Inside Out” by Keri Blakinger is a partnership between NBC News and The Marshall Project, a nonprofit newsroom covering the U.S. criminal justice system. The column draws on Blakinger’s unique perspective as an investigative journalist and formerly incarcerated person.
April 4, 2022
April 4 (Reuters) – Trevor Reed, a former U.S. Marine jailed in Russia, has ended a hunger strike and is being treated in his prison’s medical centre, Russian news agencies reported on Monday, citing the prison service and his lawyers. Reed, 30, from Texas, is serving a nine-year term after being convicted of endangering the […]
Trevor Reed’s parents say he is protesting not receiving proper medical care despite fears that he has tuberculosis. Trevor Reed, a former US Marine jailed in Russia, has been transferred to the prison’s medical facility after beginning a hunger strike last month, according to his lawyers. The 30-year-old Texan is serving a nine-year jail term […]
March 3, 2022
In the late summer of 2020, Bruce Bartman went to Pennsylvania’s voter registration website and signed up his mother and mother-in-law to vote. Both women were dead. A few months later, Bartman, who is white, requested a mail-in ballot for his late mother and cast her vote for Donald Trump. Bartman was arrested that December […]
March 1, 2022
CINCINNATI (Enquirer) – Congressman Steve Chabot’s former campaign manager has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for stealing $1.42 million from the campaign over many years. U.S. District Judge Timothy Black handed down the sentence Tuesday afternoon in federal court in Cincinnati, according to our partners at the Enquirer. Federal prosecutors . . .
February 24, 2022
In mid-January, without explanation, the Libyan government officially shut down Al Mabani, the country’s most notorious prison for the detention of migrants. The prison, which first opened in January of 2021, had previously held several thousand people under ghastly conditions in a set of makeshift warehouses in Tripoli, the capital of Libya. Al Mabani, which means “The […]
December 5, 2021
A California man was sentenced to 82 months in prison for committing a federal hate crime in connection with attacking a Black man with a knife in Santa Cruz, California. The sentence was handed down by the Hon. Edward J. Davila, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California. Ole Hougen, 45, of Santa Cruz, […]
November 27, 2021
By mid-afternoon on Saturday, a fundraiser for a man who spent 43 years in prison before a judge in Missouri this week overturned his conviction in a triple murder had raised more than $1.4m. The Midwest Innocence Project set up the GoFundMe page as . . .
November 24, 2021
A judge in the US state of Missouri on Tuesday overturned the conviction of a man who has spent over four decades in prison. Kevin Strickland, a 62-year-old Black man, was found guilty of a triple homicide in 1979 and was sentenced to life in prison by an all white jury. Judge James Welsh ordered […]