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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Should Bill Cosby Have Went To Prison

Through all the fame and people in everyone's home on television, one of the most loved men in the world was sent to prison. Do you think his prison sentence was justice? How do you feel things should have gone?

William Henry Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author, and now a convicted sex offender. That is a hard title to add to your belt if you were in his shoes.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Top 5 Remy Ma Hot Photos

The Wrap-Up Magazine has released the top 5 hottest photos of female rapper Remy Ma. Remy Ma, formerly Rémy Martin, is a Grammy-nominated American rapper and former member of Big Pun's rap crew, Terror Squad.
 Remy Ma, Niki Minaj and Rah Digga are probably three of the hardest female Mc's of all time. Remy Ma has been released from prison, a representative from her camp has confirmed it July 28th.
 Remy Ma sits down with VIBE to talk about her kids, her marriage to fellow New York rapper Papoose. Papoose became known to the public when he appeared in 1998 on Kool G Rap's album. Remy Ma freestyles over over Bobby Shmurda's 'Hot Nigga.'In case you missed it (you probably didn't), Remy Ma is back.
 You would figure Remy Ma's last days in prison would be better because she was closer to getting out, but to the contrary – they were her worst she stated. Papoose is floating on Cloud 9 since Remy Ma was released from prison.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Lil Boosie Released From Prison

Rapper +LIL BOOSIE a famous rapper hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is reportedly now a free man from prison. He was released on March 5th. It was soon confirmed by the Angola State Penitentiary.

The rapper was surpose to be released in February 2013. 31-year-old Lil' Boosie (Terrence Hatch) was originally sent to prison due to a marijuana charge that came in 2009. In 2011, Boosie was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to his drug charges. A jury later found Boosie not guilty of alleged 1st-degree murder. While in prison, he got busted for attempting to smuggle drugs (codeine syrup). It looked like Boosie's prison sentence was going to be increased by seven more years, but that didn't come to pass.

In December 2013, it was revealed that he was supposed to be released on August 18, 2014. However, Boosie's brother/manager announced that the release date had been pushed up to February 2014. Later on (January 29, 2014, it was later reported that Boosie would be freed on February 13, 2014, then it changed to the following week. Now it's definite - Lil' Boosie has been freed on March 5, 2014. Boosie will remain on parole until 2018.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Prison Inmates Protest Modern Day Slavery

On September 9, 1971, nearly half of the 2,200 prisoners in New York's Attica Correctional Facility staged a revolt to demand better living conditions. Exactly 45 years to the date, inmates from 40 prisons across 24 states, were unified in taking a stand of their own, which is comprised of many of the principles the prisoner's of Attica '71 stood for. Organizers who dubbed the event a call to end "modern-day slavery," are hoping that the strike their action boils down to, will speak loudly enough to force a change of living conditions, forced labor, and some fundamental pillars of the criminal justice system which they say sustains the oppression of the prison population.

Back in May, an Alabama prison strike followed one that took place in Texas the month prior, thus, the act is not necessarily anything new per-se. But it is one of the first times in modern history that inmates across state borders have attempted to coordinate a nationwide demonstration. Plans for the national protest were born out of The Free Alabama Movement, whose members began circulating fliers inviting prisoners to come up with demands they would recommend for improving conditions.

Some of the typical jobs inmates hold include landscaping, kitchen work, and general cleaning. While wages in some prisons very from state to state, inmates in federal penitentiaries earn between 12 and 40 cents an hour. In Texas, Arkansas, and Georgia, prisoners do not get compensated at all for their labor. Even more disconcerting to activists is the fact that prisoners really have no choice but to accept the work they are given, or face repercussions. "Typically prisoners are required to work, and if they refuse to work, they can be punished by having their sentences lengthened and being placed in solitary confinement," Wright said Editor of Prison Legal News.

"We're realistic. We know that all our demands aren't going to be given to us," says organizer Phillip Ruiz of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee. "The hope is that some concrete things develop as far as changing the conditions." He hopes the protest will send the message to prison authorities that "You guys aren't going to get away with what you're doing to prisoners anymore."

Monday, July 7, 2014

The New Hotel Het Arresthuis

Can you imagine experiencing modern comfort within a former prison building? If so, then you should check out the +Hotel Het Arresthuis. Captured between the world that meant lack of freedom – still visible in the cast iron stairs and landings, prison bars and cell doors – and the luxury of traveling the globe, this hotel creates a curious feeling diluted by the visual and physical comfort of modern design elements.
The prison building built back in 1850 went through renovations and extensions before it was re-designed by studio Engelman Architecten. Each room is made of three interconnected prison cells designed as the living room, bedroom and bathroom. Retaining most of its original design, this reshaped building showcases a revived street facade flanked by two new apartment blocks and a new gate.
Within the prison complex, the courtyard was reshaped to offer a semi-open space where history and future come together in a successful effort to provide us with a new perception of the spaces we use. The really redifines the prison system.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

C-Murder New Music Video

(The Wrap-Up Magazine) C-Murder, also known as Corey Miller, released a video “Dear Supreme Court/Under Pressure” last week. The Louisiana rapper serving life in prison for killing a 16-year-old boy is appealing to the state’s Supreme Court for help — through his music.

The 45-year-old rapper proclaimed his innocence in the video and asked the state’s high court to release him, even though he has been convicted twice for the slaying. Prison officials are looking into whether the rapper recorded music while in the Angola prison. C-Murder told prison officials that any material released by his record company was recorded before he was jailed, but he refused to take a polygraph test.

The rapper recorded all of the vocals on the album while under house arrest several years ago, according to his manager, Manuel Ortiz. “He had a studio at his home,” he said. “He has recorded an ungodly amount of unreleased music.”

C-Murder was first found guilty in 2003 for shooting teen Steve Thomas during a brawl at a nightclub just outside of New Orleans. A state district judge later ruled prosecutors withheld information about the criminal background of a witness, and ordered a new trial. C-Murder was convicted again for the same crime in 2009.

Miller proclaims his innocence and asks the state’s high court to release him, charging that his two trials were rigged. He claims in the video that he ended up in prison because “a judge wanted a better job than what he had, because detectives wanted a raise and a slap on the back.”

Saturday, October 6, 2018

The First Killing In California Prison In 20 Years

An inmate facing a death sentence for killing a 14-year-old girl was stabbed to death while in the recreation yard of the San Quentin State Prison.

Jonathan Fajardo, 30, who was on death row for first-degree-murder in connection with the racially charged shooting death of Cheryl Green in Los Angeles, was stabbed in his chest and neck in the East Block Housing Unit recreation yard of the prison just before 10 a.m., according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Luis Rodriguez, 34, was identified by prison officials as the suspect in Fajardo’s fatal stabbing. Officials said Rodriguez, who was also on death row, made the weapon used in the attack. Officials did not immediately release a potential motive in the stabbing.

Prison officials said Rodriguez had been facing a death sentence on two counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances at the time of the Friday’s attack. He started his sentence on September 30, 2015.

Monday, December 10, 2018

51-Year Sentence To Lady Who Was Sold As A Sex Slave

I don't believe this ruling was fair by any means. Some type of appeal should be taking place for this young lady who deserves lesser time for her crime.

Cyntoia Brown was 16 and a victim of sex trafficking when she was arrested for killing the man who allegedly solicited her for sex, Johnny Allen. In her defense, she says she believed he was reaching for his gun to kill her. However, Tennessee’s Supreme Court clarified an earlier ruling that she must remain in prison for 51 years before she is eligible for release.


The state Supreme Court’s response comes after a lawsuit was filed claiming Brown’s life sentence is unconstitutional based on a previous Supreme Court ruling that said sentencing a minor to a mandatory life sentence was against the Constitution. Only 20 states and the District of Columbia have banned life without parole for minors. Tennessee is not one of those states; there, people convicted of first-degree murder can only be released from prison after serving at least 51 years of their 60-year sentence. A U.S. District Court in Tennessee noted that her sentence was different because she received a “life sentence, not a sentence of life without the possibility of parole.”

The Women’s March, Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna, and LeBron James have all publicly supported Brown’s release, funded legal support, and used her case to shed light on a larger need for prison reform and the systematic racism ingrained in our justice system. “The system has failed. It’s heartbreaking to see a young girl sex trafficked then when she has the courage to fight back is jailed for life! We have to do better & do what’s right. I’ve called my attorneys yesterday to see what can be done to fix this,” Kardashian tweeted.

In 2004, Brown was forced into prostitution by a pimp known as “Cut Throat” who she believed was her boyfriend. According to court documents, Allen allegedly brought Brown to his home and paid her to have sex with him. She was under the state’s age of consent at the time. In her testimony, Brown said that Allen showed her multiple guns in his home. When she believed that he was reaching under his bed to grab a gun and shoot her, she grabbed a gun out of her purse and shot him. She was tried as an adult and convicted of first-degree premeditated murder, first-degree felony murder, and especially aggravated robbery. Brown has already served 14 years in prison.

In response to the court’s decision, the Women’s March tweeted in support of Brown and other sex trafficking victims, adding that the next Women’s March on January 19, 2019 is for them as well. The organization asked their supporters to contact Tennessee’s governor, Bill Haslam, to demand Brown’s release. “Gov. Haslam has the power to #FreeCyntoia. Every day she remains in prison, he is actively choosing not to,” they tweeted.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Inmate Sentences May Be Getting Reduced

This is good news for those of you who have family members locked up in prison. The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a sweeping overhaul of the criminal justice system, after a remarkable political shift from Republicans who voted in large numbers to save money by reducing prison sentences, handing a rare bipartisan victory to President Trump.

The First Step Act passed on a vote of 87 to 12, with dozens of Republicans, including longtime holdout Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), joining all 49 members of the Democratic caucus to approve legislation that even some GOP supporters fear could leave them vulnerable to charges of being soft on crime.


“This will keep our communities safer, and provide hope and a second chance, to those who earn it,” he wrote on Twitter. “In addition to everything else, billions of dollars will be saved. I look forward to signing this into law!”

The product of years of negotiations, the legislation represents a major pivot for the GOP, which decades ago embraced a law-and-order rallying cry and war on drugs campaign as crucial to winning votes. But as crime rates have dropped and states have pursued cost-effective ways to cut the prison population, Congress has favored changes to the system, with GOP lawmakers arguing for rehabilitating some offenders rather than longtime incarceration.

The bill would revise several sentencing laws, such as reducing the “three strikes” penalty for drug felonies from life behind bars to 25 years and retroactively limiting the disparity in sentencing guidelines between crack and powder cocaine offenses. The latter would affect about 2,000 current federal inmates.

It also overhauls the federal prison system to help inmates earn reduced sentences and lower recidivism rates. A different version passed the House this year, so the House would have to pass the latest draft before it can be sent to Trump for his signature. The House is expected to endorse that bill when it comes up for a likely vote later this week, and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) has expressed support for the legislation.

The bill, which does not cover state jails and prisons, would through reductions in sentencing do the equivalent of shaving a collective 53,000 years off the sentences of federal inmates over the next 10 years , according to the Congressional Budget Office — though some advocacy groups dispute this figure. There were about 181,000 federal inmates as of Dec. 13, according to the Bureau of Prisons.

The bill received a major boost last month when Trump endorsed it as “reasonable sentencing reforms while keeping dangerous and violent criminals off our streets.” His thinking was heavily influenced by his son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner, who has long advocated sentencing restructuring and marshaled endorsements of the bill from a diverse coalition including law enforcement, and the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Friday, February 25, 2022

Jay-Z And Yo Gotti Team Up With A&E


A&E Networks announced that they had greenlit an upcoming four-part docu-series titled Exposing Parchman. The series will follow JAY-Z and Yo Gotti and Roc Nation’s philanthropic branch Team Roc after they spearheaded a civil rights lawsuit alongside the 29 inmates of Mississippi’s notorious Parchman Prison. 

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Jay-Z, Yo Gotti, And Team ROC File Lawsuit Over Conditions In Parchman Penitentiary

Jay-Z, Yo Gotti, and Team ROC have helmed legal action on behalf of 227 Mississippi inmates at Parchman Prison, Pitchfork can confirm via legal documents. The class action lawsuit has been brought against the new Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Nathan Burl Cain and prison healthcare provider Centurion. The complaint urges Cain and Centurion to address allegedly subpar living conditions at Parchman.

In addition to the lawsuit, Yo Gotti and Team ROC’s attorneys had several Parchman inmates submit sworn COVID-19 questionnaire forms detailing the lack of COVID-19 testing protocol at the prison. The returned questionnaires describe a lack of social distancing, PPE, and more at the penitentiary.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Offset Talks Kim Kardashian Being President

Kim Kardashian's flirtation with political activism has Offset's support. In an interview today (Sept. 6) with TMZ, the Migos member praised the reality television star's advocacy for criminal justice reform.

"Hell yeah, I fuck with that shit. I've been through that shit," Offset said in response to a question about Kardashian's work. "To be able to have a second chance? That's one hunnid."

The rapper, currently touring on Drake's Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour, faces charges in Georgia for an improper lane change, possession of marijuana, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and possession of a weapon after being pulled over in a traffic stop that his attorney has called "racially motivated."

TMZ's inquiry seems to be inspired by Kardashian's recent meetings with Donald Trump, whom she's now lobbied to free two people in prison, including Alice Marie Johnson, whose sentence for cocaine distribution and money laundering was commuted by the president in June after the 63-year-old woman spent 23 years in federal prison.

Kardashian reportedly returned to the White House yesterday (Sept. 5) to seek a pardon for Chris Young, whose 2010 arrest for marijuana and cocaine possession led to a life sentence in maximum-security prison. Young is one of around 3,800 individuals currently serving life sentences in the United States for drug offenses, according to the Buried Alive Project.

"He’s had to have a few surgeries and he’s been in a medical facility for a few years, and he goes back into the maximum-security prison where lifers have to go. And he’s had a perfect record," Kardashian told Jason Flom’s Wrongful Conviction podcast.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Inmate Starves To Death

A prison doctor has been fired and two other staffers are in the midst of being dismissed after an inmate at the Kentucky State Penitentiary starved himself to death, a case that has exposed lapses in medical treatment and in how hunger strikes are handled at the facility. Prison officials have asked prosecutors to investigate after The Associated Press began asking questions about the inmate’s death.

James Kenneth Embry, 57 and with just three years left on a nine-year sentence for drug offenses, began to spiral out of control in the spring of 2013 after he stopped taking anti-anxiety medication. Seven months later, in December, after weeks of erratic behavior — from telling prison staff he felt anxious and paranoid to banging his head on his cell door — Embry eventually refused most of his meals. By the time of his death in January of this year, he had shed more than 30 pounds on his 6-foot frame and died weighing just 138 pounds, according to documents reviewed by the AP.

An internal investigation determined that medical personnel failed to provide him anti-anxiety medication that may have kept his suicidal thoughts at bay and didn’t take steps to check on him as his condition worsened. The internal review of Embry’s death also exposed broader problems involving the treatment of inmates — including a failure to regularly check inmates on medical rounds and communication lapses among medical staff.

The AP, tipped off to Embry’s death, obtained scores of documents under Kentucky‘s Open Records Act, including a report detailing the investigation into Embry’s death, an autopsy report and personnel files. Along with interviews with corrections officials and correspondence with inmates, the documents describe Embry’s increasingly paranoid behavior until his death and the numerous opportunities for various prison staff to have intervened.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Suge Knight Transferred To Prison

Suge arrived Tuesday at Wasco State Prison and from the looks of his miserable mug shot above, it doesn’t seem like the former music mogul is excited about his new spot.

He’ll have to go through physical and mental examinations and review his records before getting settled at Wasco. Depending on the results he can stay there, or be transferred to another prison.

The jail is in the middle of nowhere in Kern County, and has 400 beds. It’s definitely a stretch in comparison to what the former Death Row Records CEO was used to during his prime, celebrating in Hollywood with the likes of Tupac, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.

Suge Knight took a plea deal last month and was sentenced to 28 years in jail. He got credit for time served, but fortunately for him, due to prison overcrowding, he may be out in about 10 years.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Suge Knight Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison

Suge Knight
Suge Knight was sentenced to 28 years in prison on Thursday (October 4) afternoon for the murder of Terry Carter.

Suge struck a plea deal for the sentence on September 20, days before standing trial for murder and attempted murder.

Suge Knight has accepted a plea deal for 28-years after pleading no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the murder of Terry Carter, according to TMZ. The Death Row founder will be credited time served for the 3 1/2 years he spent in jail leading up to his sentencing. Suge will also be on parole for three years following his prison sentence.

Suge Knight Collapses In Court Video

Suge's prior felony convictions also made this sentencing much harsher. He received five extra years because the murder was considered "serious and violent" as well as another year tacted on for using the truck as a deadly weapon.

According to TMZ, Suge Knight has struck a plea deal in the murder case of Terry Carter this afternoon (September 20). Suge was facing life in prison for killing Carter in 2015 in the parking lot of Tam's Burgers in Compton. He also ran over Cle "Bone" Sloan," who was injured but survived.

Suge has maintained that he wasn't trying to hurt Sloan or Carter and says he was trying to escape after believing that they were both about to shoot him. Suge has been behind bars awaiting trial since the 2015 incident.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Mendeecees Brother Sentenced

Love & Hip Hop star Yandy Smith’s life was turned upside down when her fianceé, Mendeecees Harris, turned himself in on drug trafficking charges in 2013. More than a year later, Yandy was able to get her boo out of prison on $600,000 bail, but it looks like things weren’t so great for Mendeecees’s brother, Tyrus Harris, who was also involved. According to local Rochester, New York, newspaper Democrat & Chronicle, Tyrus was hit with a hefty sentence, prompting us to wonder if Mendeecees is next!

On June 30 2014, Tyrus was sentenced to five years in prison for his “minor” involvement in a drug trafficking network that transported $2.5 million dollars in drugs between 2005 and 2012 from New York City to the Rochester region. Back in December 2013, the third member of the conspiracy, Ronald Walker, pled guilty to narcotics conspiracy and money laundering and implicated Mendeecees as one of the lead men in the crime. Ronald was given a sentence of 10 years in prison with five years of supervised probation.

We do know that the narcotics charges in this case could hold a serious charge of up to 20 years in prison, in addition to several fines — a little fact that Yandy was exceptionally anxious about during Season 4 of Love & Hip Hop. Mendeecees, who has had his assets seized in connection with the investigation, is scheduled to return to a federal court in October with a not guilty plea.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Barack Obama Visits Nelson Mandela's Prison Cell

+Barack Obama and his family is paying tribute to the ailing 94-year-old Mandela throughout the day. The president and his family were visiting Robben Island, where the anti-apartheid leader spent 18 years confined to a tiny cell. They also made a stop at the lime quarry where Mandela toiled and developed the lung problems that sent him to the hospital.

The White House said Obama’s guide during the tour was 83-year-old South African politician Ahmed Kathrada, who also was held at the prison for nearly two decades and guided Obama on his 2006 visit to the prison as a U.S. senator. The president also saw the prison courtyard where Mandela planted grapevines that remain today

Sunday, August 4, 2013

C Murder Out Of Prison

+Percy Miller brother +c murder was released from prison today for the death of his grandmother's funeral. If you didn’t know C Murder’s grandmother passed away and was buried earlier today. Our thoughts and prayers all go out to the +Miller Family.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Bobby Shmurda Almost Stabbed In Prison

I guess this is a reason why it is not safe to send public figures, cops, or rappers to prison. After it was reported that Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda had accepted a plea deal and admitted to attempting to smuggle a shank into prison, sources have confirmed that Bobby was forced to move prisons because of an attempted stabbing.

Allen DeWane, a spokesman for the rapper’s family, reported that someone attempted to stab Shmurda, but that Shmurda managed to get to safety.

Shmurda will serve the rest of his sentence at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. The prison is known as "Little Siberia," because of its notoriously low temperatures and close proximity to Canada.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Guerilla Black Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison

+Guerilla Black was sentenced to over nine years in prison on charges of credit card fraud. Charles Tony Williamson, purchased and used thousands of credit card numbers that were stolen from businesses located in Seattle. US Attorney Jenny Durkan stated that the west coast rapper bought over 27,000 credit card numbers from a Maryland hacker. Guerrilla Black was sentenced to 110 months in prison, once he is released he will have five years of supervised release.