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Wrongfully convicted man gets statue in Texas

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A Texas man who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison, where he eventually died, has been honored with a statue. Time Cole spent 13 years in prison after being accused of rape. 

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Judge signs $41 million Central Park Five settlement

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On Friday, a federal court judge officially closed the Central Park Five case after signing off on the wrongfully-convicted quintet’s $41 million settlement with the city. The deal was described as “an act of justice for those five men that is long overdue” by Mayor de Blasio, according to a statement released after the filing. 

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Innocent North Carolina brothers freed after serving 30 years behind bars

North Carolina’s longest-serving death row inmate and his younger brother walked out as free men on Wednesday after serving 30 years in prison for a crime they did not commit. Henry McCollum, 50, along with 46-year-old Leon Brown were freed from Maury Correctional Institution after DNA evidence showed an 11-year-old girl may have been raped […]

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Philly woman who carried licensed gun into New Jersey facing up to 11.5 years in prison

A Philadelphia mother of two is facing up to 11 years in prison after police in New Jersey found a licensed gun in her vehicle when they pulled her over for a minor traffic offense.  Shaneen Allen was traveling through the state and says she was not aware of the state’s gun laws. 

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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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