All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘prison’

Amber Portwood Reflects On What She Missed In Prison

Amber Portwood, one of the stars of MTV’s Teen Mom, was released from prison in November after serving 17 months of her five-year sentence. Since being released, Portwood has realized all that she missed while she was incarcerated. Amber was originally sentenced in 2012 after being charged with drug possession. While going to prison isn’t ideal for anyone, it was …

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Wesley Snipes Jokes About His Time In Prison

Action star Wesley Snipes is back on the big screen in the new Expendables 3 film alongside Sylvester Stallone. Snipes spoke to reporters ahead of the film’s world premiere on Monday, and revealed that Stallone had penned him for the first film, however he was a bit “preoccupied at the time.” In 2008, Snipes was sentenced to three years in …

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Chelsea Manning to Begin Gender Treatments

Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, born Bradley Edward Manning, the United States Army soldier convicted last July of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, is set to start a basic treatment for her gender identity condition. Manning was sentenced to 35 years imprisonment after being found guilty of 17 espionage-related charges, and is eligible for parole after eight years served. …

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Ex-New Orleans Mayor Gets 10-Year Prison Sentence

Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin received a 10-year prison term Wednesday after being convicted of bribery, money laundering and other corruption back in February. Nagin, 58, had served two terms in office, and was mayor of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. Nagin had accepted roughly $500K from various businesses that wanted to work in the city, …

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Joss Stone Would-Be Killers Get Reduced Sentence

Kevin Liverpool and Junior Bradshaw could have killed Joss Stone. The songstress may have narrowly escaped being beheaded by these two blokes. In June of 2011, the two men travelled from Manchester to the where Stone lived in Devon. They were armed, they were determined, and they had a plan. They were going to cut Joss Stone’s head off and …

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Joran van der Sloot To Marry This Summer

Joran van der Sloot is currently serving a 28-year sentence for killing a Peruvian woman, and is also the prime suspect in the disappearance of an American teenage girl. While you would think Joran would be worried about his current legal situation, his is more focused on planning his upcoming wedding. Joran met his wife-to-be Leydi Carol Figueroa Uceda while …

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Oregon Prison: Second Inmate Escape In A Week

The Oregon State Police have been searching for an escaped inmate since Monday. Clinton Swearingen II escaped the Deer Ridge Correctional Institution on Sunday night. This is the second inmate who has escaped from an Oregon detention center in just a week. Swearingen was serving prison time for burglary and theft. Authorities found out that he was missing from the …

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Starved Inmate Dies In Kentucky Prison; Medical Staff Investigated

James Kenneth Embry, an inmate at the Kentucky State Penitentiary, died in January due to starvation. As a result, a prison doctor has been fired, and two other prison personnel are in the process of being dismissed due to their negligence in medical treatment. Embry, 57, just had three years left on his prison sentence of nine years for drug …

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Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dies at 76

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, a former middleweight boxer best known for having been wrongfully convicted for a shooting murder, passed away at his Toronto home Sunday morning. He was 76. Carter had spent almost 20 years in prison after being convicted of a triple homicide that occurred at the Lafayette Bar and Grill in Paterson, New Jersey in 1966. The conviction …

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Kevin Trudeau Sentenced to Ten Years

Fox News reports that (in)famous TV infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau has been sentenced to ten years in prison for cheating consumers with his book “The Weight Loss Cure ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About.” Trudeau made a career out of setting himself up as someone who was constantly fighting the system. He took on as his foil the ubiquitous …

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Rapper Lil’ Boosie Released From Prison

Torrance Hatch, more commonly known as Lil Boosie, was released from Louisiana State Penitentiary on Wednesday night. A press conference is scheduled on March 10. The schedule for the Baton Rouge rapper’s release was slated for May, but Lil Boose was able to complete his self-help program on Wednesday afternoon, which earned him credits that made him eligible to be …

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Army Sex Case: U.S. Army General Could Face Life in Prison

Brig. Gen. Jeffery A. Sinclair faced military trial Tuesday on charges of sexual assault against an Army captain. According to the Los Angeles Times, the now 34-year-old accuser made the allegations against the general in March 2012. She claims that the affair started when she was 29 years old. Although the three-year relationship between the two was consensual, she accuses …

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