By Chux Odoh
12 time Grammy Award-winning Gospel artiste Kirk Franklin has revealed that his sister will be returning to prison to serve a 30 years long jail term.
Though it is uncertain what crime she committed that could have caused such a lengthy sentence, observers believe it may not be unconnected with previous dramas that surrounded her life, including her addiction to crack-cocaine as Kirk had been open about the travails of his sister in the past.
“For over ten years, my younger sister was incarcerated in a facility here in Texas. She was in love with a young man who was drug dealer,” Franklin said in 2015.
“He introduced her to not only selling drugs but using as well. When he was arrested for drug trafficking, she was arrested along with him. After she served her time, she was brought before the review board who determined she was ready to be released and brought back into society. The documents were signed and she was set free… but only on paper.”
“After a few months back into the free world, it became obvious to me rather quickly that my sister was still in prison,” he continued. “It’s what they call being institutionalized. She quickly started using again, becoming very reckless with her body, which turned into her using it as a means to pay for her habit.”
In his latest post on Instagram, 48-year-old Franklin making the announcement about her latest incarceration said he felt the weight of wondering if he could have done more.
See his post below:
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