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Harsh Sentence of the Week

See what state gets the award for handing out the harshest federal prison sentence of the week. Learn all about ways to reduce a prison sentence with new tips and strategies posted every month.

May’s Harshest Prison Sentence of the Month

(CBS) – Last Friday, Jacksonville mother Marissa Alexander was sentenced by a Florida judge to 20 years in prison for firing what she says was a “warning shot” into the wall after a physical altercation with her husband, Rico Gray. The case has set off yet another controversy involving the state’s “stand your ground” law, … Continue reading »

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Harsh Prison Sentence of the Month

By Jeff Coen and Bob Secter, Chicago Tribune reportersDecember 8, 2011 A contrite former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison, capping one of the state’s worst political scandals and humbling a controversial and defiant figure who rode into office as a champion of reform. The sentence handed Blagojevich was … Continue reading »

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Harsh Federal Prison Sentence of the Week

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today the sentencing of Dr. Allison Hargrave, 40, of Lafayette, La., a former counselor at Ascension Episcopal School in Lafayette. U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik sentenced Hargrave to 30years in prison followed by 20 years supervised release for attempting to entice a minor to engage in criminal … Continue reading »

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Drug Charges Yield a Twenty-Two Year Federal Prison Sentence for Lincoln, Nebraska Man

The harshest sentence of the week goes out to the state of Nebraska for handing down 22 years on drug charges. A Lincoln man with a criminal history in Grand Island has been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison for drug possession. Carlos Ponce, 25, was sentenced on Thursday in U.S. District Court to … Continue reading »

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