Monday, March 23, 2020

Gangsters Disciples boss Larry Hoover wants out Florence AdMax

Kanye West visited the White House in 2018 and solicited Trump to support legislation allowing inmates convicted of drug crimes to seek reductions of their prison sentences. On West's list was notorious Chicago gangster Larry Hoover. A few months later Trump signed the First Step Act, allowing gangsters to seek shorter prison terms. Two of Hoover’s former lieutenants have been freed. Now Hoover says it's his turn. Hoover, 69, co-founded the gang in the late 1960s. He was sent to state prison in 1973 with a 200-year sentence for murder. It was found Hoover was running his drug network from behind State prison bars.
Sentenced in 1997 to life in federal prison, he’s held in the super-max prison in Florence, Colorado. Hoover’s lawyers say the First Step Act makes him eligible for a new sentencing hearing.

A former assistant U.S. attorney who helped prosecute Hoover says it's a “miscarriage of justice” to allow him to benefit from it. If successful and able to escape Florence AdMax, Hoover will be required to serve his remaining state sentence.
Hoover's state sentence runs to 2064.