Serena Williams posing for a picture with her sister Yetunde Price while holding an award she received.
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Murderer of Venus & Serena’s Sister Released Early After Serving Just 12 Years

Robert Maxfield has been released after serving 12 years in prison. This is three years too early. He was sentenced to serve 15 years. His early release is the result of good behavior behind bars. The Murder of Yetunde Price Maxfield was part of a Californian gang called the Southside Crips. He was responsible for Read More…

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FIRST STEP Act: The Right Step Toward Prison Reform?

The Prison Reform and Redemption Act has been renamed the First Step Act. This act is a ‘step’ in the right direction and supported by many conservative groups. Federal sentencing laws are still unaffected by the act and are the real issue. Advocacy group and loved ones say they are in need of serious reform. Read More…

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Violent Convicts in Maryland Prisons Take Advantage of Early Release for Drug Treatment to Escape

Prison inmates in Maryland prisons are beginning to abuse a Maryland law which allows for early release for drug treatment. Approved by former Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. almost a decade ago, the law is aimed at allowing drug addicts serving prison time to temporarily leave prison and obtain drug treatment. But violent convicts Read More…