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Actor Wesley Snipes talked to CNN’s Larry King about how the media has misreported facts about his case. Snipes has been sentenced to three years in prison for not paying taxes and reports to jail on Thursday. “I would say that I relied on the advice of those who I consider professionals,” Wesley Snipes told […]

Actor Wesley Snipes was informed Friday that it’s time for him to report for prison and get started on his 36-month federal sentence for tax-related misdemeanors. “The time has come for the judgment to be enforced,” a Florida judge said in rejecting the actor’s request for a new trial, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Judge William […]

Former track superstar Marion Jones has written a book titled “On The Right Track” which features an apology for the mistakes she made that led to a six-month jail sentence. In addition to taking performance-enhancing drugs, Jones lied to a federal prosecutors and ended up serving time. Jones says she spent a quarter of her […]

Wesley Snipes was sentenced on Thursday to three years in the clink for three misdemeanor counts of failing to file tax returns. The sentence was the maximum requested by federal prosecutors. From CNN.com: Federal prosecutors said the actor for nearly a decade escaped paying more than $15 million in income tax returns by sending money […]

From TheGrio.com: Last week, federal officials announced a decrease in our nation’s jail population for the first time since 1982. This comes at a time when overall crime is down despite this being the worse economic recession in decades. Although the announced decrease in jail population is a promising bit of news, reactions should be […]

From the Economist: Imagine that the world consists of 20 men and 20 women, all of them heterosexual and in search of a mate. Since the numbers are even, everyone can find a partner. But what happens if you take away one man? You might not think this would make much difference. You would be […]