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Leighton Meester born in prison

According to a new report, actress Leighton Meester was essentially born in prison. The Gossip Girl star's mother was allegedly in prison serving time in federal prison in Texas for drug-related charges when her now-famous daughter was born. Mom...

The new school uniform - prison jumpsuits

As an alternative to sending kids home or having them sit in a room by themselves for the remainder of the day, one Texas high school is planning on having dress code violators cover up the problem by putting on prison-style jumpsuits. In fact, it's...

Mayor steals from little league

Sad, but true. A former mayor and his wife (!) have been found guilty of stealing over $20,000 from a local little league. The two were found guilty of stealing money earned from fireworks sales over a period of three years. And, as a result,...

Mobster sires child from behind bars

Some men's sperm is simply stronger than others. Like those guys who get their girlfriends pregnant -- even though he was wearing a condom and she was on the pill. Or Kevin Federline, who is seemingly incapable of having sex without making...

Inmate forced to have baby in cell

Shakira Staten pleaded with prison staff to take her to the hospital when she went into labor. But instead of getting her the medical attention she deserved, guards and officials ignored her. It was only after Staten had the baby in her cell, and a...

Hilton's parents cut in line

I read this story about how Paris Hilton's parents managed to skip waiting in line to get to see her with a mixture of cynicism and dismay. On the one hand, I am saddened by the obvious disregard for others that was shown even while, on the other...

Update: Baby flinging mom pleads guilty

It would be hard to forget the story of Chytoria Graham, the mother who picked up her four-week-old son and used him to beat up her boyfriend. Ms. Graham has now pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child. She faces a...

Jail requires pregnancy test of female inmates

A Kentucky program aimed at identifying pregnant inmates has some advocates calling foul. The program, which began in September, requires that all convicted female inmates living in the county jail take a pregnancy test. If the test results in a...

Inmates making bikes for kids

Thanks to a prison program called the "Pedal Power from the Pen" program, over 500 South Dakota children will be getting a bicycle. After unclaimed bicycles are brought to the prison, a team of 20 inmates starts to refurbish the bicycles, equipping...

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