Jussie Smollett drops new song about his case

Disgraced actor Jussie Smollett has appropriated his get-out-of-jail-free card to pen a song detailing aspects of his career-stunting and sensationalized felony case. The former “Empire” star released the single, “Thank You God,” which included some lyrics that directly address his conviction for orchestrating a faux beatdown in January 2019. He shared his new song with […]

Why Jussie Smollett demanding immediate release from jail

Disgraced TV star Jussie Smollett is demanding the court release him from jail with all deliberate speed due to three significant mitigating circumstances. Smollett, 39, said the conditions inside the Cook County Jail in Chicago are rife with dangers, not just to his personal safety, but also to his health. The “Empire” actor’s attorneys filed […]

Rapper shot 64 times right after leaving jail

A Chicago-based rapper was shot and killed after he was struck by 64 bullets across the street from the jail that he had just been released from on Saturday, July 10, 2021. According to the police report, rapper KTS Dre was ambushed by more than one assailant in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago shortly […]

Why R. Kelly’s lawyers claim he was a no-show in court

R. Kelly‘s lawyers claim the embattled singer had valid reasons for not showing up to face one of the accusers in his alleged criminal sexual abuse case. The “Ignition” hitmaker was served in his civil case — in which Heather Williams alleges he sexually abused her when she was 16 — after Williams won a […]

R. Kelly failed to come up with bond money

In a circumstance that probably made some of his victims and adversaries smile, singer R. Kelly failed to raise the requisite bond money to secure his release Saturday evening. Therefore, Kelly had to stay overnight in the Cook County Jail. According to reports, the 12 Play lyricist failed to produce the court-ordered $100K on a […]

Chicago prisoner films his own talk show behind bars

Apparently, a prisoner at the infamous Cook County Jail in Chicago had aspirations of talk show fame. The Cook County Sheriff’s office reports that Jimmie Smith, 41, was discovered to have a contraband laptop inside the jail. Smith has been at the jail for seven years awaiting disposition on charges that include attempted murder, aggravated […]

9 injured during fight at Cook County Jail in Chicago

At least nine people were injured during a skirmish at the Cook County Jail in Chicago. According to Cook County sheriff’s spokeswoman Sophia Ansari, the injuries happened when fights broke out in the maximum security area of the jail known as division 9. During one of the brawls, a correctional deputy was struck with a food tray […]

Herman Manning explains how to go from inmate to licensed barber

Photo credit: Melanie L. Brown for Steed Media Tell us a little about yourself and how you go started barbering. My name is Herman Manning. I came into barbering when I was actually in the county jail where Larry [Roberts Jr., owner of Larry’s Barber College] also ran another barber college. I was given the opportunity to […]