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Jussie Smollett's 'Empire' co-star Taraji P. Henson, sister denounce actor's jail sentence

Posted on AllSides March 15th, 2022
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Jussie Smollett's former co-star and sister are among a group of his supporters who say the ex-"Empire" actor's jail-time punishment does not match the crime. 

On Thursday, Smollett was sentenced to 150 days in jail, 30 months of felony probation and ordered to pay restitution and a fine by Cook County Judge James Linn after being found guilty in December of staging a racist and homophobic attack.

Prior to delivering the sentence, Linn told Smollett while the terms were "fashioned" just for him, it could not account for "the damage you've already done to your own life."  

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