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DMX Reportedly Dropping New Album & Biopic Post Prison Release

Ruff Ryders legend DMX — real name Earl Simmons — are going to be on his means home before long. consistent with TMZ... His lawyer Murray Richman reports the Hip Hop vet are going to be discharged from Dorothy Dix Federal penal facility on Gregorian calendar month twenty-seven. Simmons’ arrange is to reconnect along with his fifteen (yes, 15) youngsters and dive into his film and music career. He’s reportedly most anxious concerning seeing his two-year-old son Exodus Simmons who’s had serious health problems. The “X Gon’ provides it To Ya” mastermind is finishing a 12-month sentence for nonpayment. throughout his time behind bars, he’s been writing music and reportedly plans to drop an album upon his unleash. He’s conjointly garnered interest from Hollywood producers WHO wish to try and do a biopic on his life. X pleaded guilty to evasion in November 2017 once being charged with fourteen counts. He’d congregate roughly $1.7 million in unpaid taxes over the course of his career. As a part of his sentence, he should pay $2.3 million in restitution to the IRS. In November of last year, Richman aforementioned his consumer was owning up to looking forward to people to handle his taxes. “He’s of the opinion that he’s guilty as a result of he didn’t properly supervise his own life,” Richman aforementioned. “He gave the responsibility of paying his taxes to others however he is aware of it had been his responsibility. He’s owning up thereto at this explicit purpose.” Substance abuse has infested X for a decent portion of his life. Following his arrest, he checked himself into a replacement European nation rehab.

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Bill Cosby Begs Wife: Get Me Out of Prison Before I Die In Here!

As you've likely heard by now, Bill Cosby was sentenced to 3-10 years in prison yesterday after being convicted of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand... The disgraced comedy legend was handcuffed and taken into custody shortly after the judge delivered his sentence. It's been less than 24 hours since he was imprisoned, but already, Cosby's booking photo has become a viral sensation, and reports about his first day behind bars are being gleefully shared on every social media platform. (A report from TMZ that Cosby's first meal will include Jell-O has proven particularly popular.) Naturally, Cosby took advantage of his first opportunity to place a phone call, and insiders confirm that he contacted his wife of 54 years, Camille Cosby. Now, a new report Radar Online claims that Cosby spent most of his time on the phone imploring Camille to do everything in her power to get him out of jail. "They took my cane, tie and shoelaces because they think I will harm myself,” Cosby reportedly told his wife. A witness who listened in on the call, says Cosby complained about the conditions and led his wife to believe he was in immediate physical danger: "He said he had a stale hotdog bun thrown at him and he fell down a few steps because he wasn’t being guided,” the source recalls. “He told Camille, ‘Grab the checkbook and hire anyone and everyone’ who could get him out as soon as possible." Obviously, as a lifelong serial rapist, Cosby is deserving of absolutely zero sympathy. But if the idea of a mostly-blind 81-year-old grandfather living out what might be his final years in state prison strikes you as tragically pathetic, fear not. Life is easier for rich people everywhere -- including prison. Cosby will likely serve his sentence in a relatively cushy facility for "low risk" inmates, and a team of lawyers will descend on the place every time a guard so much as looks at him askance. Fortunately, his treasured "legacy" has been thoroughly decimated, and Cosby's many victims can hopefully rest easier knowing justice has somewhat been served. And with any luck, Camille Cosby will soon see the value in being free of her monstrous husband.

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At $75,560, housing a prisoner in California now costs more than a year at Harvard

The cost of imprisoning each of California’s 130,000 inmates is expected to reach a record $75,560 in the next year... HOW MUCH? More than tuition at Harvard University That’s enough to cover the annual cost of attending Harvard University and still have plenty left over for pizza and beer Gov. Jerry Brown’s spending plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1 includes a record $11.4 billion for the corrections department while also predicting that there will be 11,500 fewer inmates in four years because voters in November approved earlier releases for many inmates. A PATTERN CONTINUES Cost per prisoner has doubled since 2005 The price for each inmate has doubled since 2005, even as court orders related to overcrowding have reduced the population by about one-quarter. Salaries and benefits for prison guards and medical providers drove much of the increase. The result is a per-inmate cost that is the nation’s highest — and $2,000 above tuition, fees, room and board, and other expenses to attend Harvard. Since 2015, California’s per-inmate costs have surged nearly $10,000, or about 13%. New York is a distant second in overall costs at about $69,000. Critics say with fewer inmates, the costs should be falling. “Now that we’re incarcerating less, we haven’t ramped the system back down,” said Chris Hoene, executive director of the left-leaning California Budget & Policy Center. For example, the corrections department has one employee for every two inmates, compared with one employee for roughly every four inmates in 1994. WHY DOES IT COST SO MUCH? Costs rising even as prison population declines California was sued over prison overcrowding, and to comply with a federal court-imposed population cap, the Brown administration now keeps most lower-level offenders in county jails instead of state prisons. Additionally, voters in 2014 reduced penalties for drug and property crimes and last fall approved the earlier releases. State Sen. Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) said reformers falsely promised a “prison dividend” from savings related to the changes. Instead, there’s now an uptick in many crimes and he’s worried it will lead to an influx of new inmates that will cost more to house. Joan Petersilia, co-director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, said it was “highly predictable” that per-inmate costs would increase even as the population decreased. “We released all the low-risk, kind of low-need, and we kept in the high-risk, high-need,” she said.  

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SEVEN inmates killed at MAXIMUM security prison in Bishopville, South Carolina

SEVEN inmates were killed after multiple altercations broke out at level three maximum security prison Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina USA, according the South Carolina Department of Corrections... Another 17 inmates required outside medical attention. At least six emergency agencies responding to the "mass casualty" incident that lasted more than seven hours. Lee Correctional Instituion was secured at 2:55am after the incident happened at 7:15pm, both local time. A spokesperson said the incident involved multiple inmates and inmate altercations from three different housing units. An investigation has been launched as all staff and responding law enforcement officers are safe and accounted for. Lee Correctional Institution is a level three maximum security prison for men. The institution is the largest in the state and houses abotu 1,600 inmates. Inmates previously took over the prison in 2012 and 2013. In the four years prior to September 2012 the prision had four uncontrolled fight and three hostage situations.

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Meek Mill Heads to Prison to Start His Sentence Despite Public Outcry

Meek Mill is inmate ND8400 at state prison in Camp Hill, but how he ended up there is the source of much debate. His supporters see the man behind the musician, a 30 year old suffering from an opioid addiction and being made an example of by a Philadelphia judge. He popped some wheelies on his dirt bike, traveled outside of Pennsylvania for shows and got into an altercation with a St. Louis airport employee who was taking his photo. That unfairly yielded 2 to 4 years in prison, according to more than 250,000 people who've signed a petition asking Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf for help. Dozens of celebrities have also expressed support for Mills and slammed the racial disparities in the criminal justice system. Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley is part of that system. She sees a man who has been in an out of her courtroom for a decade, defying her 10-year probation order. "I gave you break after break, and you basically just thumbed your nose at this court," she said during sentencing Monday. She sees the man known legally as Robert Rihmeek William, who was on probation since a 2008 conviction for dealing drugs and gun possession. He's the Philly rapper with a national audience, who was arrested twice this year: March. He was charged with a misdemeanor for an altercation with a St. Louis airport employee who was trying to take his photo August. He was charged with reckless driving while filming a music video and illegally riding his dirt bike in Manhattan. Charges were dropped in the first case and Mills took a dismissal deal in the second, according to the New York Times. 'Enamored' judge Brinkley is a focal point in the case, partially because critics disagree with her sentence and partially because Mill's attorney has made her one. One of Mill's attorneys, Joe Tacopina, told the New York Times that Brinkley has acted inappropriately during the case, including giving advice on who should be his manager. The judge has also been vindictive, he said. Tacopina said Brinkley asked Mills to do a remake of Boyz II Men's "On Bended Knee" and mention her name, according to Philly.com. Mill laughed it off, the attorney told Philly.com, ultimately telling the judge, "I can't do that. It's not my music. I don't sing that stuff. And I don't do, like, you know, shout-outs to people in my songs." Brinkley responded with, "OK, suit yourself," Tacopina said. He told CNN Brinkley's behavior was "a little stalkerish," claiming last year she showed up at Mill's "community service for the homeless" and "watched him do community service." The judge hasn't responded to the allegations. The Philadelphia court system spokesman, Gabriel Roberts, on Wednesday issued a short statement: "Because this matter is subject to future litigation, there will be no comment at this time." Tacopina said on CNN he will appeal the sentence issued by Brinkley, who has "exhibited enormous bias" and is "enamored" with Mill and takes "a personal interest in the case." 'I'm asking for mercy' The New York City lawyer describes his client as "frustrated." "He's being treated different than anyone else," Tacopina said on CNN Thursday. "If his name was John Smith, he wouldn't be in jail and he certainly wouldn't be on probation. He's been on probation for nearly 10 years. Nobody goes on probation for 10 years." Mill initially had a five-year probation. Brinkley extended it after after additional violations. The rapper was previously sent to prison in July 2014 for parole violations related to performing out of state without permission. Brinkley ordered Mill to take etiquette classes. Mill told Billboard magazine he spent most of that prison stay in solitary confinement. He spoke briefly in court this week before sentencing. "I'm human. I'm not perfect," Mill said, according to a report from Philly.com. "I'm asking for mercy. You gave me the ladder to do what I have to do to prevail in my struggle. I made it this far, I can't really go back and start over." That's when Brinkley said, "I gave you break after break, and you basically just thumbed your nose at this court." Brinkley issued the 2 to 4 year sentence, going against the recommendation of the prosecution. Both the district attorney and Mill's probation officer recommended "no incarceration." Seeking help from Gov. Wolf Celebrities and supporters on Monday joined a chorus of people admonishing Brinkley for her sentence. "The sentence handed down by the Judge -- against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer -- is unjust and heavy handed," rapper Jay-Z posted on Facebook Monday. "We will always stand by and support Meek Mill, both as he attempts to right this wrongful sentence and then in returning to his musical career." Comedian and actor Kevin Hart shared this: "Praying for my brother @meekmill right now. God sometimes puts the toughest battles on his strongest soldiers. I'm here for you man!!!! My brother for life...Always here for you man!!! This storm will pass...Stay strong & keep your head up" A petition for Mill's release started almost immediately. It's called "Somebody Save Meek Mill" and it had more than 257,000 signatures as of early Saturday morning. The thousands of signers are asking Gov. Tom Wolf, Lt. Gov. Mike Stack and the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons for help. The petition says: "We humbly ask for the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons to grant relief in his sentence and call on Governor Tom Wolf to closely look into this matter and address why Meek, and thousands of other young, black men throughout the state are unnecessarily incarcerated for minor parole and probation violations."  

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WATCH VIDEO ....O.J. Simpson walks out of Nevada prison after 9 years....

After serving nine years for a Las Vegas kidnapping and armed robbery, an upbeat O.J. Simpson walked out of a Nevada prison with little fanfare early Sunday to start a new life as a parolee. The former NFL star left prison shortly after midnight local time, and was picked up by a friend, according to Brooke Keast, a spokeswoman for the Nevada Department of Corrections. "I told him, 'Don't come back,' and he responded, 'I don't intend to,' " she said. "He was upbeat, personable and seemed happy to get on with his life." Unlike previous instances, where controversy followed wherever he went, Simpson was released in the middle of the night to avoid media attention. "Our biggest concern was our safety and the public's safety and not wanting anybody, paparazzi, to follow him," Keast said. "He left through a big blue door through the front gatehouse and exited quietly. He looked down because he didn't want to be photographed."

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