State chief justice blasts small-time thief’s life sentence

The chief justice of Louisiana’s Supreme Court says a life sentence for a man caught with hedge clippers stolen in a 1997 burglary results from laws rooted in racism By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press August 7, 2020, 10:57 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW ORLEANS — A man caught […]

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Law to Reduce Crack Cocaine Sentences Leaves Some Imprisoned

WASHINGTON — Lazelle Maxwell, 48, is nearly 12 years into a 30-year sentence for a nonviolent crack cocaine charge, a penalty exacerbated by previous run-ins with law enforcement that led to his designation as a career offender. Three years into remission after a diagnosis of prostate cancer, Mr. Maxwell has no major disciplinary infractions on his […]

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If Gangster Disciples co-founder wins freedom from federal term, Illinois prisons don’t want him

Larry Hoover. | Sun-Times file Larry Hoover is challenging his federal life sentence under the 2018 First Step Act. If successful, state officials now say he’ll remain in federal prison to serve his state murder sentence. Larry Hoover, co-founder of the Gangster Disciples street gang, won’t be allowed to serve his state murder sentence in […]

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Boston Marathon Bomber’s Death Sentence Is Thrown Out by Court

BOSTON — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, and ordered a new penalty-phase trial. The ruling, from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, concluded that the presiding judge in the 2015 trial, George A. O’Toole, “did […]

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Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence

A federal appeals court on Friday tossed the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man convicted in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new penalty-phase trial, finding that the judge who oversaw the case didn’t sufficiently vet jurors for biases. “But make no […]

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Family says US Marine’s Russian prison sentence is unjust

The family of a former U.S. Marine Corps veteran who got a 9-year prison sentence in Russia for assaulting two police officers say the sentence is unjust and politically motivated By The Associated Press July 31, 2020, 6:59 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article FORT WORTH, Texas — The family […]

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British-Australian Academic Jailed in Iran Is Moved to Remote Prison

LONDON — A British-Australian academic serving a 10-year sentence in Iran for espionage has been moved to a remote prison south of Tehran that is said to be riddled with coronavirus cases, according to human rights activists, raising concerns about her already deteriorating health. Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Cambridge-educated professor in Islamic studies at the University […]

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House Democrats Advance New Checks on Presidential Pardon Power

Outraged by President Trump’s commutation of the sentence of Roger J. Stone Jr., House Democrats pushed forward legislation on Thursday that would give lawmakers new authority to scrutinize uses of executive clemency involving presidential family members or crimes against Congress and explicitly outlaw presidents from pardoning themselves. The measure approved by the House Judiciary Committee […]

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Roger Stone accused of using racial epithet in interview with Black radio host

Roger Stone, the controversial Republican political operative who recently had his prison sentence commuted by President Trump, appeared to use a racial slur on Saturday during an interview with a Black radio host. Stone was in the midst of a testy debate with radio host Morris W. O’Kelly, known as Mo’Kelly, about the charges filed against […]

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US prison populations down 8% amid coronavirus outbreak

RICHMOND, Va. — Stephanie Parris was finishing a two-year prison sentence for a probation violation when she heard she’d be going home three weeks early because of COVID-19. It made her feel bad to leave when she had so few days left at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women. She said she wasn’t sick and […]

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Presidential Pardons and Commutations, From Whiskey Rebellion to Roger Stone

President Trump’s move on Friday to commute the 40-month prison sentence of the political operative Roger J. Stone Jr., a longtime friend of the president’s, is far from the first use of the presidential power to raise eyebrows. The authority to issue pardons and commutations is one of the few executive powers that do not […]

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Trump Adds Roger Stone to His List of Pardons and Commutations

President Trump on Friday commuted the sentence of Roger J. Stone Jr., a longtime friend and former campaign adviser who had openly expressed loyalty to him throughout a congressional investigation into ties between Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia. “The simple fact is that if the special counsel had not been pursuing an absolutely baseless […]

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Why Trump decided to commute Roger Stone’s sentence

President Donald Trump on Friday commuted the prison sentence of his longtime friend Roger Stone, who was convicted of crimes that included lying to Congress in part, prosecutors said, to protect the President. The announcement came just days before Stone was set to report to a federal prison in Georgia. Stone was convicted in November […]

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Trump Commutes Sentence of Roger Stone in Case He Long Denounced

WASHINGTON — President Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime friend Roger J. Stone Jr. on seven felony crimes on Friday, using the power of his office to help a former campaign adviser days before Mr. Stone was to report to a federal prison to serve a 40-month term. In a lengthy statement released late […]

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Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone’s sentence

AP Photos President Trump commutes Stone’s prison sentence for crimes related to the Russia probe days before he was set to report to prison. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump called Roger Stone to inform his longtime political confidant that he would commute his sentence for crimes related to the Russia investigation, Stone told The Associated […]

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Trump expected to commute Roger Stone sentence, days before prison term set to begin

President Trump is expected to announce that he will commute Roger Stone’s sentence, just days before the longtime political operative is slated to report to prison to serve more than three years for charges stemming from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Fox News has learned. Sources told Fox News Friday that the president could […]

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Beirut Businessman Imprisoned by U.S. is Back Home

BEIRUT — A Lebanese businessman serving a five-year sentence in the United States for providing millions of dollars to Hezbollah, the militant group, arrived Wednesday in Beirut after his early release. The businessman, Kassim Tajideen, 64, was sentenced last year in a federal court in Washington for his role in a money laundering conspiracy aimed […]

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Jonathan Irons, Helped by W.N.B.A. Star Maya Moore, Freed From Prison

Jonathan Irons, whose bid for freedom from a 50-year prison sentence was embraced and pushed by the W.N.B.A. star Maya Moore, walked out of a Missouri penitentiary on Wednesday, nearly four months after a judge overturned his conviction on charges of burglary and assault. Irons, 40, an African-American man convicted at age 18, was met […]

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Roger Stone Sentencing Was Politicized, Ex-Prosecutor Plans to Testify

Senior law enforcement officials intervened to seek a more lenient prison sentence for President Trump’s friend and ally Roger J. Stone Jr. for political reasons, a former prosecutor on the case is expected to testify before Congress on Wednesday, citing his immediate supervisor’s account of the matter. “What I heard — repeatedly — was that […]

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Released Early From Prison Amid Coronavirus Concerns | E! News

The "Fefe" rapper will serve the rest of his sentence at home due to health concerns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Get the details on Tekashi’s early release. Full Story: https://www.eonline.com/news/1137085/tekashi-6ix9ine-released-early-from-prison-amid-coronavirus-concerns #Tekashi6ix9ine #ENews #CelebrityNews Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About E! News: The E! News team brings you the latest breaking entertainment, fashion and Pop Culture news. Featuring exclusive […]

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Released From Prison Early Due To Health Concerns

Tekashi 6ix9ine is a free man. The rapper, who served 16 months of his 2-year sentence, was released from a New York prison early on Thursday, April 2 due to his asthma. Tekashi 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was released from a New York prison on Thursday, April 2 his lawyers confirm to […]

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Arkansas woman convicted in husband’s killing to get parole

Arkansas’ governor says he will commute the sentence of a woman convicted more than three decades ago of fatally shooting her husband, who had physically abused her By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press March 4, 2020, 10:42 PM 2 min read LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas’ governor on Wednesday announced he planned to commute the life […]

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Mississippi man appeals death sentence in girl’s slaying

The fate of a Mississippi man facing a federal death sentence for the slaying of a 12-year-old girl now lies with three appeals court judges By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press March 2, 2020, 6:45 PM 3 min read NEW ORLEANS — Lawyers for a Mississippi man who admitted killing a 12-year-old girl by shooting her […]

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Feds seek 18 months for Virginia man with neo-Nazi ties

Prosecutors are seeking an 18-month sentence for an alleged neo-Nazi from northern Virginia who pleaded guilty last year to weapons violations By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press February 28, 2020, 6:11 AM 2 min read ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Prosecutors are seeking an 18-month sentence for an alleged neo-Nazi from northern Virginia who pleaded guilty last year […]

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