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The celebrity status of Hill's prison stint is actually pretty meta. As it turns out, the prison where Hill -- Inmate #64600-050 -- served time is the same prison in which "Orange Is the New Black" takes place.
Now that she's free to make a foray back into our "consumerist" society, what's in store for the ex-Fugees singer?
Death Row Records hip hop mogul Suge Knight was arrested in Los Angeles on an outstanding warrant following a traffic stop.
When Knight, whose real name is Marion, was pulled over for a traffic violation, officers determined there was a warrant out for his arrest on an unrelated matter and took him into custody.
"That's So Raven's" Orlando Brown has moved on to "Not So Law-Abiding" and is headed for jail. Move over post-"Parent Trap" Lindsay Lohan, there's a new former Disney star set for primetime DUI drama.
Brown was arrested for drunk driving back in 2011 during a routine traffic stop. But as with most former Disney stars, Brown's DUI case couldn't seem to go smoothly.
What should have been a relatively minor misdemeanor drunk driving charge spiraled into a drawn-out lesson on how not to handle a DUI charge.
Netflix's latest original series, "Orange Is the New Black," features not only an ensemble cast of incredible actors giving the audience a peek into the world of women's prisons, it also serves as a conversation starter for legal issues facing female inmates.
With the fewest amount of spoilers possible, here are five legal lessons seen in the Netflix-streamed dramedy:
"Amish Mafia" star Alan Beiler has been sentenced to a three- to 23-month stint in prison, reports The Associated Press.
The 35-year-old star of the Discovery Channel reality show led Pennsylvania state troopers on a car chase last summer that resulted in a trooper getting injured.
Beiler pleaded guilty in May to charges of drug possession, driving with a suspended license, and attempting to elude officers. What do these charges mean?
DMX was arrested early this morning, apparently on suspicion of a DUI. But despite widespread media reports, that's not what DMX was actually charged with, his publicist claims.
The rapper was pulled over in South Carolina about 3 a.m. and taken into custody. He was released about an hour later. According to the DMX's publicist, however, there was no drunken driving charge.
"Allegations about DMX being arrested for drunk driving are false. ... X was given a Breathalyzer test and easily passed it," the publicist said in a statement, according to MTV News. But DMX was charged with something else that he's already familiar with: driving without a license.
A former "America's Next Top Model" contestant was arrested on suspicion of burglary and fraud in Palm Springs, and is slated to appear in court this week.
Maybe she'll cat-walk in?
Renee Alway, 27, was a second runner-up on the show's eighth cycle and is no stranger to "smizing" -- for mugshots, that is.
In all, the model is facing a whopping 20 charges, including 12 felonies.
Ja Rule has been released from an upstate New York prison. However, the rapper may not be celebrating his release just yet, as he is heading straight into federal custody.
The platinum-selling rapper had served most of his two-year sentence at the Mid-State Correctional Facility for an illegal gun possession charge. However, he still has some time remaining on a 28-month prison sentence stemming from a federal tax evasion charge, reports CBS News.
His sentences reportedly ran concurrently, so Ja Rule will have to serve about another six months in federal lockup.
Controversial anti-Muslim filmmaker Mark Bassely Youssef has agreed to a plea deal to spend one year in prison.
Youssef, who also goes by several aliases, earlier made headlines when a clip of his Internet film "Innocence of Muslims" was blamed for sparking violence across the Middle East. Youssef and many of the actors in the film received death threats and other blowback from the film, reports The Associated Press.
Youssef was accused of not being truthful with the actors over the message of the movie, and for changing the actors' dialogue without their consent. However, Youssef will not be going to prison because of the movie. Instead, he'll spend the next year behind bars for unrelated probation violations.