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Video: New PBS documentary shines light on story of teen sentenced to life in prison

The justice system is anything but just, especially when it comes to black men and boys. A new PBS documentary is not only shedding light on that fact, but highlights the story of a teen sentenced to four consecutive life sentences at just 15. 

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Teen shoots dog, gets 23 years in prison

An 18-year-old boy has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for shooting a retired police dog during a burglary in 2012.  At 16, Ivins Rosier confessed to breaking into Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Boody’s West Palm Beach home and shooting the 5-year-old German Shepherd. 

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After 17 years behind bars, wrongfully convicted man freed

After spending nearly 17 years behind bars, 40-year-old Nathan Brown is now a free man. Brown was arrested and charged with the rape of a 40-year-old woman at a New Orleans apartment complex where they both lived. He was convicted three months later, and sentenced to 25 years in prison without the possibility of parole. 

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Father who overpaid child support reports to prison

After failed attempts to reverse a judge’s decision to sentence him to prison, a father who overpaid in child support turned himself in to go to jail. 43-year-old Clifford Hall does not owe any back child support. He’s been paid in full after his employer found a clerical error that prevented his payments from being […]

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Man raises $30,000 for non-profit while in prison

The founder of a non-profit that seeks to help young people and inmates make a strong transition back to society raised money for the organization while in prison. Tim Richardson created “Epidemek” in hopes of providing former felons with the support they need not to end up back behind bars. 

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Family of ‘hot felon’: this is not a joke

The family of a convicted felon whose mugshot garnered lots of unexpected attention after being posted on a California police department’s Facebook page is not thrilled about how “fine” the world thinks he is. Jeremy Meeks’ friends and family were “very upset” about the attention he’s been getting over his infamous mugshot. 

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City of New York reaches $40M settlement with Central Park Five

New York City has reached a $40 million settlement with five men whose convictions were overturned in the Central Park Jogger case. The men, known as the Central Park Five, were accused of raping a woman who was jogging in Central Park in 1989. 

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After 17 years in prison, innocent man finally freed

Roger Logan is finally free after spending nearly 17 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit. Logan was convicted for killing Sherwin Gibbons in Bedford-Stuyvesant, but always maintained his innocence. 

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Court accidentally sets man free, sentences him to 90 years after he turns life around

A Colorado man who turned his life around after being freed on accident due to court error is back behind bars. Rene Lima-Marin was sentenced to 90 years in prison, and was 19 years old when he robbed two video stores at gunpoint 15 years ago. 

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Changes to mandatory life sentence law prompts men to ask for second chances

Two Massachusetts men who were sentenced to life in prison under a mandatory life sentencing law when they were juveniles pleaded for freedom Thursday. Joseph Donovan, 38, and Frederick Christian, 37 are hoping that their voices will be heard in light of recent changes to the state’s law regarding juvenile offenders. 

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