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Rapper Bobby Shmurda is a free man. The "Hot N*gga" rap star was released from prison on Tuesday, Feb. 23, after serving six years on weapons possession charges.
The 26-year-old Miami native, real name Acquille Pollard, will serve 5 years probation on felony criminal weapons possession and conspiracy to murder.
Shmurda's fans see his release as symbolic of criminal justice reform. Particularly during Black History Month.
Shmurda was under investigation by the feds who claimed he is the ringleader of a violent street gang called "GS9" that was responsible for murders and drug trafficking in the Brooklyn area.
He gained overnight fame as an independent artist when he dropped "Hot N*gga" on YouTube in 2014. His signature "Shmoney dance" inspired dozens of Vine videos, and was included on Beyonce and Jay Z's On the Run Tour.
Young Thug's road manager who was convicted of shooting up Lil Wayne's tour bus back in 2015 was released from prison over the weekend.
Life behind bars changed Jimmy "PeeWee" Winfrey for the better. He's a mature young man and a true believer in Christ.
Winfrey, who began his rap career as Tip "T.I." Harris' teenage protégé (pictured right), was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2015. His sentence was later reduced.
In a video posted on Thugger's Instagram page, Winfrey preached to his friends about the power of the Bible. "When they came through with the Bible, the Gideon... I've been a different muth*****er," he said.
Actress Felicity Huffman was released from a federal prison after serving 11 days of her 14 day sentence for her role in the U.S. college admissions scandal.
The former 'Desperate Housewives' star was sentenced to 14 days behind bars in September after pleading guilty to charges of bribing education officials in a desperate attempt to get her daughter into an elite university, WENN.com reports.
The disgraced actress reported to the low-security all-women's Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California to begin her punishment on October 15, but she was allowed to walk free on Friday, Oct. 25, after just 11 days behind bars, reports NBC News.
As part of her sentence, which was handed down in a federal courtroom in Boston, Massachusetts, she will also have to pay a $30,000 fine and complete 250 hours of community service.
In addition, the 56-year-old will spend the next year on probation.
Huffman was one of 30 well-to-do parents, including 'Fuller House' star Lori Loughlin, to be charged with cheating top schools to favor their privileged children.
Huffman was given a lenient sentence because she accepted responsibility and threw herself on the mercy of the court.
Loughlin has pleaded not guilty and she was hit with additional felony charges this week. A judge is expected to throw the book at Loughlin when she is sentenced.
Quality Control Records is celebrating the release of City Girls member J.T. from a Florida prison with a new track titled "First Day Out". The label dropped new music by the ex-convict beauty, pictured left, who was arrested for credit card fraud.
The 28-year-old rapper, who was born Jatavia Shakara Johnson, rushed into a studio to record her new single. She calls out her haters, issues threats to b*tches, and brags about getting bags.
City Girls member Yung Miami, right, doesn't make an appearance on the track. She is currently pregnant with her second child and reportedly considering quitting the music biz after an attempt on her life at a Miami recording studio.
City Girls - First Day Out
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Wendell Brown is a free man after serving three years in a southwest China prison for a crime he didn't commit. Brown, 33, hugged his mother, Antoinette Brown, and other relatives at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Romulus, Mich.
Brown returned from China where he was imprisoned for defending himself in a bar fight. He was in China teaching English and American football to children when he was arrested in September 2016 and charged with intentional assault.
A crowd of supporters greeted him with cheers upon his arrival. Brown told reporters he's been "waiting on this moment for years."
Brown's mother previously stated she would gladly give credit to President Trump if he appealed to the Chinese government to release her son.
It isn't clear if Trump intervened on Brown's behalf.
Brown played for Ball State University in Indiana.
Cyntoia Brown walked out of prison a free woman on Wednesday, Aug. 7. But she didn't go home alone. The 31-year-old recently got married in prison. According to the Tennessean.com, a book publisher revealed the news while Brown was still in prison.
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Convicted murderer Cyntoia Brown is a free woman. She was released from prison today, Aug. 7. after Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam commuted her life sentence in January. Brown was a 16-year-old runaway when she fatally shot real estate agent John Allen, 43, in the back of the head while he slept in 2002. She was sentenced to life in prison in 2004.
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Apollo Nida, ex-husband of Phaedra Parks, is a free man. The convicted white collar criminal was released early from prison on Tuesday, May 4, The Blast reports.
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