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How O.J. still made lots of NFL money in prison

2:58 PM ET O.J. Simpson might have made more than $ 600,000 during his eight-plus years in prison. After Simpson was granted parole on Thursday, that money is now his to spend and can’t be touched by the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald L. Goldman, who won a civil judgment against Simpson in February 1997 that, including interest, is now worth more than $ 40 million. O.J. Simpson has been granted parole nine years into a 33-year sentence after being convicted of kidnapping, armed robbery and assault with ...

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OJ Simpson to be freed from Nevada prison

Media playback is unsupported on your device Former US football star and actor OJ Simpson has been granted parole after nine years in a Nevada prison. “Thank you!” said the 70-year-old, bowing his head as the board approved him for release. Simpson, who was acquitted for a double murder in 1995, has been serving time for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and 10 other charges. He is set to walk free in October after being convicted of a 2007 confrontation at a Las Vegas hotel. OJ trials: Where ...

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Prison Service finds 225kg of drugs in one year

Prison officers confiscated about 225kg (496lbs) of drugs in one year, according to the Ministry of Justice. In 2016 20,000 mobile phones and sim cards, which are also contraband, were also seized from prisoners. The haul comes after £2 million investment in mobile phone detectors across the service, as well as 300 specialist dogs for drug detection. Prisons minister Sam Gyimah said that the amount of drugs and phones in prisons is “unacceptable”. He said: “I have been clear that the current levels of violence, drugs and mobile phones in ...

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Rolf Harris released from Stafford Prison

Rolf Harris has been released from Stafford Prison. The TV entertainer is currently on trial on four counts of alleged indecent assault against three teenagers between 1971 and 1983 – but has been appearing via video link. Mr Harris, who denies all charges, will attend the trial at Southwark Crown Court in person from Monday. Jurors have already been told that Mr Harris, 87, was convicted and sentenced following a trial in 2014. The current trial, which began on 15 May, is not sitting on Friday. Let’s block ads! (Why?) ...

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Chelsea Manning: Wikileaks source freed from prison

Media playback is unsupported on your device US soldier Chelsea Manning has been released from prison after serving seven years for leaking hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and military files to Wikileaks. A US Army spokesperson confirmed to the BBC that she had left Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas. Most of what remained of her 35-year sentence was commuted by then-US President Barack Obama in January. Her lawyer earlier said she was excited but likely “anxious”. “She’s ready to finally be able to live as the woman that ...

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Syria's Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings, says US

The Syrian government has constructed a crematorium at a military prison to dispose of the remains of thousands of murdered prisoners, the US has alleged. The State Department has released satellite images of the facility which it said was used to hide evidence. Rights groups say thousands of inmates have been tortured and hanged at the military prison outside of Damascus. Syria has not responded to the latest claims but it has in the past strongly denied any abuse at the jail. In February, Amnesty International said that mass hangings ...

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Jailed marine Alexander Blackman freed from prison

The Royal Marine jailed for shooting dead a wounded Taliban fighter has been released from prison. Sgt Alexander Blackman received a life term in 2013 for murder, but his conviction was reduced to manslaughter. The 42-year-old from Taunton, Somerset, served more than three years of a seven-year sentence. Judges at the Court Martial Appeal Court were told he had a recognised mental illness at the time of the killing in September 2011. Blackman – who was known as Marine A during the original trial process and fully identified when he ...

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Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison cell

9:12 AM ET ESPN.com news services BOSTON — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of a double murder, died after hanging himself in his prison cell early Wednesday, Massachusetts prisons officials said. Guards found Hernandez, 27, unresponsive in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley just after 3 a.m., Department of Correction spokesman Christopher Fallon said in a statement. The former New England Patriots tight end was pronounced dead at UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital ...

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Only 5% of prison staff to receive new pay allowance

Only 5% of existing prison staff in England and Wales will receive new pay allowances of up to £5,000, BBC News has discovered. Internal documents also reveal that many of the officers who will receive the increase were already receiving allowances of £4,000. The details were not included when the pay rise was announced by Justice Secretary Liz Truss. Officials deny they have given out any inaccurate or misleading information. When the announcement of the new allowances was made, the Ministry of Justice said it would apply to “Band 3” ...

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Michigan art dealer gets 3-plus years in prison for forgeries

Art dealer Eric Spoutz leaves the federal court in Manhattan, New York, U.S, February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Nate Raymond By Nate Raymond| NEW YORK A Michigan art dealer was sentenced on Thursday to more than three years in prison for engaging in what prosecutors said was an extensive scheme to sell fake works by renowned artists, including Pablo Picasso and Willem de Kooning. Eric Spoutz, who must also forfeit the $ 1.45 million he earned from the scheme and pay $ 154,100 in restitution, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lewis ...

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