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Breaking: Michael Dunn gets life for Jordan Davis killing

The Florida man accused of shooting and killing an unarmed 17-year-old teen over a loud music dispute has been sentenced to life in prison. Michael Dunn, 47, was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting Davis in November 2012. 

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Inmate beaten to death at Florida jail after reporting threats by guard

Latandra Ellington was just seven months shy of freedom when she wrote a chilling letter to her aunt from prison. She told her aunt she feared she wouldn’t make it out alive because one of the officers, identified as “Sgt. Q” had threatened to beat and kill her.  “He was gone [sic] beat me to […]

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California equalizes state’s drug sentencing

California has adopted legislation that will eliminate drug sentencing disparities between crack and cocaine possession convictions. The disparity is found to disproportionately burden people of color, and contribute to racial discrimination in the state’s prison system. 

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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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