Prison

  • Former Prime Minister sentenced to 10 years in prison!

    Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was convicted in absentia and sentenced to 10 years in prison on corruption charges Friday. The verdict, which also includes a fine of 8 million pounds ($10.6 million), comes from a case stemming from issues brought to light by the 2015 Panama Papers....
  • Ex-Georgia cop gets 18 months in prison; told drug dealer about FBI wiretap

    ATLANTA – A former Cartersville police officer was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison Friday for notifying drug traffickers that the FBI was conducting a court-authorized wiretap of their phones, authorities said. Bryson-Taylor Wayne Banks, 31, of Calhoun, will also serve three years of supervised release after his...
  • Meek Mill freed from prison after 5-month battle

    PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) – Rapper Meek Mill is out of prison after being held behind bars for five months for probation violations.  It was just after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when a helicopter belonging to the 76ers owner carried Meek Mill to freedom after his court ordered release from prison with a...
  • Washington looks to Texas on federal prison reforms

    Failed efforts to reform the federal criminal justice system are getting a second look in Washington – after the White House saw how much money Texas and other states saved overhauling prisons. President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to be tough on crime, and rejected Congress’s sweeping reform...
  • New data clearly illustrate the poverty-to-prison pipeline

    In the US, boys born into poor households often end up in prison as adults. Boys born into rich ones almost never do. This is the eye-opening finding of a recently released analysis by the Brookings Institution. The report finds that boys born into households in the bottom 10%...
  • High school basketball standout sentenced for robbing 91-year-old woman

    ATLANTA – Jedidiah Moody was supposed to be graduating high school this year. Instead, he will be in prison.  The North Springs High School basketball standout and another man forced their way into a 91-year-old grandmother’s Austell home and robbed her in July 2017, according to an indictment.  The former player...
  • Anna Deavere Smith tackles ‘school-to-prison pipeline’

    One of America’s most iconic writers and performers is tackling the USA’s “school-to-prison pipeline,” a term education activists use to describe a school discipline system that routinely punishes low-income and minority students more harshly than their white, middle-class peers — even for minor infractions.  Harsher punishments, activists say, make...
  • Larry Nassar Got Private Jet Flight to Tucson Prison

    Scumbag ex-Team USA doctor Larry Nassar got the private jet treatment Friday to fly from Michigan to Tucson to begin his federal prison stint … and TMZ Sports has the photos.  Nassar boarded the plane at Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport in freezing Michigan temperatures — the fact he...
  • Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo military prison open

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a new executive order to keep open the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, marking a formal reversal of his predecessor’s eight-year effort to shut it down. Trump made it clear during his campaign that he wanted Guantanamo to remain...