federal prison

January 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

How Poetry Gave Voice to Three Men Who Grew Up in Prison

For three Washington, D.C. men who were incarcerated during their youth, poetry is a powerful means of self expression. Nokomis Hunter, Shannon Battle, and Cliff Yarborough all grew up in the criminal justice system, where they were introduced to Free Minds Book Club. Hunter, Battle, and Yarborough all participated in The City of Takoma Park’s […]

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November 1, 2019 | Staff Writer

Former Silver Spring Doctor Gets 2-Year Prison Term for Impersonating Late Mother

A former Silver Spring doctor has been sentenced to two years in prison because of a scheme to collect more than $517,000 of her dead mother’s retirement benefits, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis also sentenced Crystal Mebane McGinty, 59, with three years of supervised release and […]

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