via BlackAmericaWeb: Straight off of his Hope & Redemption Tour, Common brought his social activism to the stage of a prison in California. The rapper took a trip to the Folsom State Prison to give a concert and inspire hope with his Imagine Justice project. Photos of Common’s trip were posted on the Imagine Justice Instagram as […]


CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – A state judge sentenced Dylann Roof on 13 state counts in the June 2015 Charleston church shooting Monday afternoon. Dylann Roof, 23, was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole on each of nine murder counts, each term to be served consecutively; and a consecutive 30-year prison term on each of three […]

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Two Ohio brothers who spent decades in prison for a murder they didn’t commit will receive millions in additional compensation from the Ohio Court of Claims. The court said Tuesday that 61-year-old Wiley Bridgeman will receive $2.4 million and 58-year-old Kwame Ajamu nearly $2 million for being wrongfully imprisoned in the 1975 slaying of a […]


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When Frederick Hutson landed in prison at the age of 24 on a drug trafficking charge in Florida, he was surprised to learn that it…

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A new report from MetricMaps details a shocking statistic — in 16 states in the nation, there are more people locked up in correctional facilities than those…

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  Three men wrongly convicted of murder are for the first time speaking together locally about their ordeal and their triumph over incredible odds. Ricky Jackson, Wiley Bridgeman, and Kwame Ajamu were sentenced to death in a 1975 robbery-murder in Cleveland. The crime left a man dead outside of a store. The death sentences were […]


  (WOIO) – The State Prison System has released a 26-page report on prison suicides, including the suicide of convicted kidnapper Ariel Castro. [Read the entire…


  Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced yesterday to 30 months behind bars and his wife, Sandi, got a year in prison for separate felonies involving the misspending of about $750,000 in campaign funds. In addition to the 2.5 years in prison, Jackson Jr. was sentenced to three years of supervised release. Sandi Jackson […]

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Gospel Icon CeCe Winans is asking her twitter followers and fans for support with keeping her nephew,Michael Winans, Jr., out of prison. On Tuesday, the beloved singer and auntie sent out the following tweet: The tweet included a link to the online petition which has over a thousand signatures thus forth. A letter also was written by Nephew […]


    Passenger 57 is no longer Inmate #43355-018 — TMZ has learned Wesley Snipes has been released from prison. The Federal Bureau of Prisons tells TMZ … Snipes was released on April 2 and transferred to the New York Community Corrections Office, which will oversee his home confinement. Home confinement (aka house arrest) will end July […]


An Ohio appeals court has upheld the wrongful conviction of a Cleveland man who spent 16 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Darrell Houston was convicted in 1992 in the shooting death of a convenience store clerk. But an exclusive 5 On Your Side investigation in 2003 raised serious questions about […]