Tag Archives: prison

Colin Kaepernick Gives Out Custom-Made Suits At Parole Office In Jamaica, Queens To Help Ex-Cons Return To the Workforce

Today’s “Good News of the Day” comes courtesy of one of our favorite athletes, Colin Kaepernick! Even though the former San Francisco 49er is out of a job himself right now, he still took time to help out those less fortunate than him who, due to their criminal records, need all the help they can get in re-entering the workforce. Check out his inspirational story below…

DriveChangeNYC Program Provides Food Truck Training & Employment Opportunities for Recently Released Inmates [VIDEO]

DriveChangeNYC has created an amazing program that operates food trucks and provides job training and employment to young people coming home from adult jail/prison to prevent re-incarceration. Check out this inspirational story below….

Mobb Deep’s Prodigy Writes “Commissary Kitchen” Cookbook for Healthy Eating In Prison

Prodigy, 1/2 half of the legendary Queensbridge rap duo Mobb Deep, used his time productively during his 3 1/2 year bid on a gun charge as evidenced by the release of his second book penned behind bars. This one is actually a work-with-what-you-got cookbook whose target audience includes inmates and college students entitled Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook, which will be published this month, written by Prodigy and journalist Kathy Iandoli. Check out the details below….

58-Year-Old Woman Who Spent 10 Years In Prison Because of Crooked Cop Is Cleared of Manslaughter Charges

Today’s bitter-sweet “Good News of the Day” involves a woman named Vanessa Gathers who was recently exonerated for a manslaughter conviction for which she had spent 10 years in prison! An investigation revealed that a notoriously crooked retired Brooklyn detective coerced her into a false confession to the crime. Check out the details below…

Mom Sentenced To 78 Years In Prison for Waterboarding & Beating Her Kids With Baseball Bats

SMDH…a mother from St. Louis has been sentenced to 78 years in prison after she admitted to beating, whipping and waterboarding her children for many years in what prosecutors described as “systematic torture”. Check out the grisly details below…

Daughter & Dad Sent To Prison After Forming Angry Mob To Beat Up Alleged Rapist [VIDEO]

It’s a family affair! A 20-year-old Reservoir Hill woman was sentenced to six years in prison and her father sentenced for two years for what prosecutors called an act of vigilante justice when she led a group beating of a sex offender that turned fatal. Check out the details below…

Man Finishes 30-Year Prison Bid Then Kills His Mother After Welcome Home Party

SMDH…Steven Pratt was recently released from Bayside State Prison after serving 30 years, just to be rearrested for killing his own mother after she threw a welcome home party for him?! Check out the details below…

Honest, Legal Gun Owning Single Mom Facing 11 Years In Prison?!

In what appears to be a great miscarriage of justice, an honest, single mother from Philadelphia by the name of Shaneen Allen didn’t know it was illegal to bring the gun she was legally licensed to carry in Philly into New Jersey. Shaneen was pulled over for a minor traffic offense in Jersey, mentioned to the cop about the legal gun she was carrying and next thing she knows she’s facing an 11 year sentence?! Check out this disturbing story below…

Rikers Island School Principal Makes a Positive Impact On Young Prisoner’s Lives

Today’s Hero..or should we say Heroine of the Day is a 50-year-old woman by the name of Tonya Threadgill of Wheatley Heights, L.I. Tonya is the principal of East River Academy which teaches incarcerated inmates ages 16 to 21. For the past 20 years, Tonya has been helping her students change their lives for the better by giving them the opportunity to fall in love with learning. Check out her inspirational story below…

Gucci Mane Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

Gucci Mane struck a plea deal with federal prosecutors today in exchange for a 3 year prison sentence on gun charges. Check out the details below..

RHOA’s Apollo Facing 30 Years In Prison After Pleading Guilty To Bank Fraud & Identity Theft

30 years is a long time! Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Apollo Nida, the husband of Phaedra Parks, has  pled guilty to charges of mail, wire and bank fraud in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Check out the details below…

Brooklyn Kingpin Finally Brought Down By Littering & YouTube Videos

SMH…another one bites the dust in today’s edition of “When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong”. Check out this story about Ra Diggs, the gang kingpin who was running the Gowanus Projects in Brooklyn before being picked up on a charge for littering. Yeah…littering! According to the Feds, his YouTube videos didn’t help either! Check out his story below…

Teen Claims That Affair With School Security Guard Has “Ruined” Him Mentally

A 16-year-old teen from Virginia Beach is claiming that the affair he had with a 23-year-old married mother and security guard at his school has “ruined” him for life. The teen and his mother have come forward after judges failed to give his abuser any jail time. Check out the story below…

L&HH NY’s Mandeecees Harris Released from Prison After Yandy Posts His $600,000 Bond!

It looks like Love & Hip Hop NY’s Mandeecees Harris is REALLY out of prison this time! Wordondastreet is that Yandy had to post a hefty $300,000 towards his $600,000 bond to do it. Those reality show checks came in handy! Yandy posted a few pics on her Instagram to confirm the moment and you know Love & Hip Hop’ s executive-producer Mona Scott a.k.a. The Ghetto Oprah had her VH1 cameras on deck to record the moment! Check out the official report below…

74-yr-old Grandmother Wrongly Convicted Released After 32 Years In Prison

I guess justice served is better late than never! A 74-yr-old grandmother by the name of Mary Jones spent the past 32 years of her life in prison for a crime she did not commit. Read the rest of this amazing story below…

Rikers Island Inmates Use Toilet In Attempt To Escape From Solitary Confinement

Four inmates in Rikers Island attempted to escape from solitary confinement by ripping a toilet out of the floor and smashing it through their cinderblock walls this past Monday. It seems as if their plan wasn’t well thought out though because once they got through the walls, they were still inside of the prison. Check out the details of their “almost” great escape below…

Jason Weaver Stands By His Statement About “Coon” Celebration for Lil Boosie’s Prison Release

Actor Jason Weaver has been catching some flak from Lil Boosie fans who took offense to the Instagram post he made the other day criticizing the African American community for always celebrating the release of black men who come home from jail but never celebrating those who manage to stay out of prison (click here if you missed it). Despite his critics, Jason Weaver doubled-down on his stance and refused to apologize for his statement. Check out what he had to say to his critics below….

Rapper Lil’ Boosie Finally Released From Prison

Wordondastreet is that Lil’ Boosie was just released from prison a few hours ago…for real this time. Check out the details below…