12 Celebrities That Are Still Serving Time In Prison

The American prison system is a complicated and expensive system that suffers from overcrowding, violence, and general inefficiency. The population of the world's prisons has skyrocketed in the past few decades, up to 2.2 million prisoners in the United States alone, including celebrities.
It’s hard to imagine celebrities going to jail. Especially since many celebrities have a wholesome image, and are beloved. Or at least it’s what they want us to think since there is an astonishing number of celebrities who are still in prison right now. The public has been watching famous people go to prison for decades. In the old days, we watched Michael Jackson walk out of court after being acquitted in his child molestation trial, or OG Simpson the 1994 murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.
There have been many celebrities that have done time in jail. Here we take a look at some of the most well-known celebrities and their criminal records.

#1 Harvey Weinstein

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Harvey Weinstein is in prison because of claims made by only two persons, Miriam Haley and Jessica Mann. Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape, criminal sexual act, sexual abuse, and sexual misconduct in New York.
Dozens of women have come forward to speak out about the sexual abuse they endured at his hands over the years.

#2 Bill Cosby

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Bill Cosby has been accused of sexual assault on several occasions throughout the years. In a 2014 stand-up routine, comedian Hannibal Buress said that the actor was infamous for raping women. According to USA Today, 60 women eventually came forward and accused Cosby of sexual assault.
In 2018, he was found guilty in a retrial and sentenced to three to ten years in prison. Cosby has denied all of the charges.

#3 R. Kelly

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R.Kelly was detained by federal agents in Chicago on July 11, 2019. An indictment was brought to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. In the New York court, the singer faces up to 20 years in jail, whereas in the Chicago court, he may face decades in prison.
R. Kelly is presently being held in a federal prison in Chicago and is having a difficult time there.

#4 Suge Knight

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Death Row Records CEO was hip-hop legend Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight Jr. After an incident with a guy who worked on the film "Straight Outta Compton," Knight grazed Cle "Bone" Sloan with his car and drove him over, killing him. He received a 22-year sentence for voluntary manslaughter and a six-year sentence for a third strike violation.
He has been incarcerated since 2018 and will not be eligible for parole until 2037.

#5 Michael Jace

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Michael Jace, who portrayed Michael Jordan in the film "Michael Jordan: An American Hero," murdered his wife in front of their two children. For the murder, he was sentenced to 40 years in jail. The homicide looked to be motivated by jealousy.

#6 C-Murder

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C-Murder, born Corey Miller, was convicted of second-degree murder in 2002 for the death of a teen named Steve Thomas. Witnesses have recanted their testimony after his trial, and fresh information has emerged. In April 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that jury decisions in major criminal prosecutions must be unanimous.
Kim Kardashian, a reality personality, tweeted that she felt jurors were "pressured" into voting to convict Miller.

#7 Jared Fogle

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Jared Fogle weighed more than 400 pounds when he was 20 years old. He exercised and ate Subway sandwiches every day to lose more than half his body weight. He quickly became a spokesman for the sandwich store, which he turned into a paying profession. He admitted to obtaining child pornography and having sex with minors a few years later.
He was sentenced to more than 15 years in jail and will not be eligible for release until he has completed 13 years at least.

#8 Ricardo Medina Jr.

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In 2002, Ricardo Medina Jr. portrayed the Red Lion Wild Force Ranger on "Power Rangers Wild Force." Two years later, he was convicted of stabbing his roommate Joshua Sutter with a sword. Medina claimed he was acting in self-defense and received a six-year jail sentence.

#9 Sam Hurd

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Sam Hurd has played wide receiver for the Chicago Bears and the Dallas Cowboys. He ran a drug ring while he wasn't playing football. Hurd informed an undercover investigator that in addition to 1,000 pounds of marijuana, he planned to increase his supply by up to 10 kilos every week.
He was sentenced to 15 years in jail for narcotics acquisition and trafficking.

#10 Shannon Richardson

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Shannon Guess Richardson is well-known for her recurring appearance on "The Walking Dead." She sent poisoned letters to then-President Barack Obama and two others. In the home she shared with her husband and four children, she prepared the poison ricin from castor beans. The FBI gathered and studied all correspondence.

#11 Kidd Creole

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Nathaniel Glover, also known as Kidd Creole, is a member of the hip-hop group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. He is now being imprisoned at the Bronx's Vernon C. Bain Correctional Center. Glover was charged with second-degree murder after stabbing a man named John Jolly in the chest.

#12 Oscar Pistorius

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Oscar Pistorius shot and murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013 at his home in Pretoria, South Africa. He was convicted guilty of culpable murder and condemned to jail for five years. Authorities eventually reversed the judgment and sentenced him to life in prison for murder, increasing his sentence by 13 years and five months.
The athlete might be imprisoned until 2030; he is eligible for parole in 2023.
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