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R. Kelly is a free man once again. The singer was released from police custody Saturday afternoon after someone paid the $161k he owed in back child support. Kelly was taken into custody on Wednesday after telling the court that he didn’t have the full amount he owed in back child support. The R&B singer briefly […]

R. Kelly was unable to post his own bail, but the singer was finally released from jail Monday after spending three nights behind bars. An anonymous woman posted the $100,000 bail for him to be released. The woman simply identified herself as “A friend.” Lawyer Michael Avenatti who represents parties in the new case against […]

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced that the four prison guards who were allegedly tied to Darren Rainey’s death won’t face any charges.

New York City's mayor ignores prison reform activists and plans renovation of controversial prison complex.

  WARREN, Maine (AP) — Maine’s corrections commissioner has ordered state prison workers to stop making women remove their bras to go through screening to visit inmates. Commissioner Joseph Fitzpatrick says he didn’t know that women were being required to remove undergarments after the bras apparently set off metal detectors. The commissioner says he became […]

Black women have become accustomed to hearing negative statistics about their finances, health and marriageability, but there is one statistic that has improved dramatically. According to recent reports, Black women are going to jail much less, while white women’s incarceration rates have skyrocketed. The Washington Post reports: The U.S. imprisonment rate has been declining for […]

The Texas House County Affairs Committee has reportedly laid the groundwork for a new piece of legislation that would be known as the Sandra Bland Act.

A video reveals what led to Michael Sabbie's death in jail. Sabbie told corrections staff at least 19 times that he couldn't breathe.

While video cameras captured the controversial arrest and Grays' compliance, what they didn't capture was what happened in the vehicle after officers pulled off.

The New York Daily News reports that the Southport Correctional facility near Elmira, NY has shelled out $10 million to prisoners in 175 settlements over the past five years. The lawsuits all share the same details of abuse, torture, and mistreatment.

Joyce Curnell, who was battling sickle-cell anemia, alcoholism and hypertension, was found dead in her cell just before 5 p.m. ET on July 22. She had been deprived of water for 27 hours.