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30 Celebrities Who Have Spent Time in Prison

OCTOBER 23, 2015  —  By Jason Lopez

30 Celebrities Who Have Spent Time in Prison

Sometimes celebrities just lose their f@*&ing minds to put it plainly. You would think with all the money they have, they could keep themselves together but that obviously isn't the case. Here is a list of 20 celebs who have done hard time.

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg

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Marky Mark spent 45 days in the pokey after attacking a Vietnamese man on the street and beating him with a wooden stick. The charges were attempted murder and assault. The charges were later dropped and the case was settled out of court.

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.

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Robert spent one year in prison for trespassing into his neighbors house and passing out on a bed from being on some kind of drug. He also missed drug testing which cost him more time. He has since kicked his heroin habit and has become the toast of Hollywood with his roles as Tony Stark AKA-Iron Man.

Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes

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Good old Blade...he went and served serious time for tax evasion. The Wesley Snipes saga began in 2006 when he was accused of tax fraud. He was originally indicted on charges of attempting to claim nearly $12 million in fraudulent tax refunds and not filing any tax returns for several years. He served 900 days and was released in 2013

Don King

Don King

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Before Don King was boxings biggest promoter, he was a common criminal. The sketchy King went to prison for three-and-a-half years for murder, arson, drug dealing, and manslaughter. Only 3 1/2 years?? To use his famous words...Only in America!

Tim Allen

Tim Allen

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Tim the tool man went to jail? He sure did! Allen went to prison for two years as he was caught with 1.4 lbs of cocaine and drug trafficking. Hidey-ho neighbor!

50 Cent

50 Cent

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How good is that mugshot? Fiddy was sentenced to six months in shock incarceration bootcamp where he received his GED. He was caught with heroin, crack, and a gun in his home. In related news, 50 is claiming bankruptcy and admitted that he rents his jewelery when making appearances. What a pile.

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

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The most loved of the Beatles, McCartney was sentenced to jail for 10 days after being caught with a half pound of marijuana at Tokyo's airport. Shit, that wouldnt even get you a night in jail nowdays.

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton

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The former pornstar Paris Hilton served three days in jail after she violated her probation. She was also pulled over for speeding and driving without a license. She was also arrested for poor taste, over publicity and for being a complete idiot. Ok, wait, thats not true but she should be.

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne

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The rapper or AKA Weezy was sentenced to five months in prison for having marijuana and illegal weapons on his tour bus. Did that slow down our little thug? Heck no! Hes out and skating and rapping and enjoying his ridiculously fun life.

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan

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Lo-Ho has spent between 84 mins and 14 days on several stints behind bars. She was charged with misdemeanor theft and violating probation. SHes dodged more jail time than OJ Simpson...

OJ Simpson

OJ Simpson

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Speaking of OJ... The unconvicted murderer of his ex-wife Nicole Brown- Simpson and her boyfriend Ron Goldman finally got his comeuppance. He was found guilty (a make good in my opinion) in 2008 and sentenced to 33 years in prison for robbery, kidnapping, coercion, and conspiracy. Finally this murdering piece of crap is gone.

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart

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Martha had to spend 5 months in federal Prison for Insider trading and for lying to federal investigators when she was being questioned for corporate fraud.

Christian Slater

Christian Slater

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Christian had to spend 59 days in prison after he assaulted his girlfriend while drunk and high. There was a reason you didnt see him on any show or movie for years as Hollywood stayed away from the manic actor for the better part of two decades.

T.I.

T.I.

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Rapper T.I. was arrested on federal gun charges just hours before he was scheduled to perform at the BET Hip Hop Awards, according to federal authorities. Authorities said that Harris, 27, provided the bodyguard $12,000 to buy the weapons, which Harris is not allowed to own because he is a convicted felon. Court documents said Harris was convicted on felony drug charges in 1998, and a federal affidavit said he has been arrested on gun charges in the past. He ended up spending 1 year in jail.

James Brown

James Brown

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The legendary soul singer served 2 1/2 years of two concurrent six-year sentences for aggravated assault and other felonies. He had a long battle with heroin and other drugs but eventually cleaned up and finished his days sober before dying in 2006 from pneumonia and heart complications.

Vince Neil

Vince Neil

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The Motley Crue star got 15 days in jail for vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence. He killed "Razzle",the drummer from Hanoi Rocks. Neil and Razzle were wasted drunk when they decided to drive home from the strip club and Neil crashed the car, killing his friend.

Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez

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Rodriguez spent 18 days in jail for violating her probation which was from a DUI case. She also didn't attend her community service hrs or educational classes.

Danny Trejo

Danny Trejo

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Machete!! He wasnt always an actor you know... the tattooed star was sentenced to prison for 11 years for drugs and robbery early in his life and later found Jesus in prison and turned his life around. He's now the ugliest actor in Hollywood.

Ja Rule

Ja Rule

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The rapper was sentenced to two years and four months for possession because of owning illegal guns and tax evasion. Seems to be a theme with rappers.

Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland

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Sutherland was arrested in Los Angeles on 25 September 2007, on drunk driving charges, after failing a field sobriety test. His test exceeded the state's legal blood alcohol limit, and he was later released on a $25,000 bail. It was Sutherland's fourth DUI arrest since 1989.

Lil Kim

Lil Kim

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Lil Kim had to go to prison for one year and one day for lying to a federal grand jury about a friends involvement in a shooting. Later her ex-fiance was convicted of ordering 6 murders when he was in charge of a brutal drug gang in New York.

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

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Lauryn Hill, the ex Fugees singer, went to jail for three months because she didn't pay taxes on $1.8 million dollars.

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

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Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight champion who was convicted of rape in 1992 was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but the judge suspended the last four, giving him 6 years total. He served only 3.

Fat Joe

Fat Joe

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Fatty Joe was sentenced to 4 months for not paying taxes on a million dollars. Weird right? A rapper who didnt pay his taxes...

Jamie Waylett

Jamie Waylett

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Who!? The Harry Potter star has been in prison for two years and is still in there. He was charged with violent disorder in the 2011 England riots. He also had marijuana in his home and a petrol bomb!

Richard Hatch

Richard Hatch

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The Survivor star did three years in prison for not paying taxes on his winnings of million dollars.

Rip Torn

Rip Torn

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Rip spent four days in jail for breaking into a bank while intoxicated, in which he thought was his house. He also had a gun on him with no permit. The old alcoholic actor has had a rough go.

Tom Sizemore

Tom Sizemore

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Sizemore was addicted to Speed and Heroin and in a rage assaulted his girlfriend. He spent 16 months in prison for the assault , failing drug tests, and violating probation.

Phil Spector

Phil Spector

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On February 3, 2003, actress Lana Clarkson was found dead in Spector's mansion.Her body was found slumped in a chair with a single gunshot wound to her mouth, an apparent suicide. He was later found guilty of using a firearm in the commission of a crime, which added another four years to the sentence. Spector was immediately taken into custody and was formally sentenced, on May 29, 2009, to 19 years to life in the California state prison system.

Shelley Malil

Shelley Malil

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The 40 Year Old Virgin actor was sentenced to life in prison for attempted murder and burglary. On August 11, 2008, Malil was arrested for attempted murder after stabbing his ex-girlfriend, Kendra Beebe, 23 times the preceding night in San Marcos, California. Malil, who lived in Sherman Oaks, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, was arrested at an Amtrak station as he got off a train in Oceanside, California. Beebe had survived the attack despite a severe cut to her chin, the collapse of both lungs, and the loss of about half the blood in her body