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Kirk Franklin on his sister’s 30 year prison sentence: ‘Could I have done more?’

2018-06-18 15:22
Kirk Franklin sister in prison
Kirk Franklin (PHOTO: Gallo images/ Getty images)

In a recent Instagram post, American gospel sensation, Kirk Franklin, shared a heart breaking post that his sister has been arrested and will spend 30 years in prison:

He captioned the post, “rough week…”


The 48-year-old ‘My life is in your hands’ singer did not reveal why his sister was arrested, but according to BET, “…he’s been open about the drama that surrounded her life, including her addiction to crack-cocaine.”

In 2015, Kirk said about his sister who is struggling with addiction to crack cocaine:

“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. 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,” he continued.