Dealing with the Impact of Having a Loved one in Prison

Many people have misconceptions or stereotypes in mind when they envision the families that have loved ones in prison, but the truth is that people from every walk of life have loved ones in the United States prison system. Regardless of your circumstances, consulting an experienced criminal defense and criminal appeals attorney can help your…

“Making a Murderer” Dassey Ordered Released from Prison

A federal judge in Milwaukee has ordered the release from prison of a man convicted of brutally murdering a photographer in 2005. The Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer” featured the case of Brendan Dassey, who confessed to helping his uncle, Steven Avery, kill a photographer named Teresa Halbach and dispose of her body. Dassey…

Executive to Spend Next Two Years in Prison for Bribery Scheme

A top executive at a Chicago-headquartered red-light camera company received a sentence this week of 30 months in federal prison and a $2 million fine after she was convicted in a bribery scheme involving tens of millions of dollars. Bribery and other so-called white collar offenses can carry severe penalties and prison time. If you…

Former Massachusetts House Speaker Granted Release from Prison

Salvatore DiMasi – the embattled ex -Massachusetts House Speaker who was jailed on federal corruption charges in 2011 – was granted early release from prison this week due to his health conditions, which include prostate and esophageal cancer, according to the Associated Press. DiMasi was five years into his eight-year sentence on a public corruption…

Mississippi Man Seeks Compensation Award After Prison Sentence

A Mississippi man may be eligible for more than $100,000 from the state in compensation for his wrongful conviction and imprisonment stemming from an unfair felony drug conviction. Jamar Moore was released from prison after serving two and a half years on a 16-year sentence for a felony conviction for possessing hydrocodone painkillers without a…

Study Finds Female Inmates Treated Harshly in Illinois Prisons

A new federally-funded study released this week concluded that women in the Illinois prison system are treated more harshly than their male counterparts and are often subject to unfair or unwarranted punishment. The study conducted for the Illinois Department of Corrections by the National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women’s assessment found that women receive…

Former Auto-racing Released Early from Prison

Randy Lanier, the former auto-racing star and one-time Indianapolis 500 “Rookie of the Year” winner convicted of international drug trafficking in 1987, was granted early release from prison in 2014, after serving nearly thirty years on his life sentence. If you or your loved one are interested in exploring whether early release from prison may…