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Ex-inmate Johnny ‘Crusher’ Jackson freed under First Step Act thanks judge in note touting clothing line whose name is said to refer to Gangster Disciples

Johnny “Crusher” Jackson took the unusual step of writing to a federal judge recently to thank him for releasing him from prison.

Jackson, who was once in the inner circle of Gangster Disciples founder Larry Hoover, told U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber he’s making the most of his freedom. He said he and his wife have a construction business, a nonprofit organization to help the underprivileged and a clothing line.

But it appears Jackson hasn’t completely turned his back on his past. The brand name for his sweatshirts and T-shirts — Gentlemen of Distinguished Nature — stands for Gangster Disciples Nation, according to prison officials.

Jackson was freed in November under the First Step Act. His thank-you note to the judge was filed into the court record Monday.

“I have worked tirelessly to make good on the promises I made to my wife, pastor and numerous others who are counting

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Ex-inmate Johnny “Crusher” Jackson sends thank you to judge, touts clothing line whose name is said to refer to Gangster Disciples

Johnny “Crusher” Jackson took the unusual step of writing to a federal judge recently to thank him for releasing him from prison.

Jackson, who was once in the inner circle of Gangster Disciples founder Larry Hoover, told U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber he’s making the most of his freedom. He said he and his wife have a construction business, a nonprofit organization to help the underprivileged and a clothing line.

But it appears Jackson hasn’t completely turned his back on his past. The brand name for his sweatshirts and T-shirts — Gentlemen of Distinguished Nature — stands for Gangster Disciples Nation, according to prison officials.

Jackson was freed in November under the First Step Act. His thank-you note to the judge was filed into the court record Monday.

“I have worked tirelessly to make good on the promises I made to my wife, pastor and numerous others who are counting

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DWTS’ Johnny Weir Gives His Parents the Ultimate Thank You Gift for Their Years of Sacrifice to Get Him to the Olympics

Disney night was an emotional one for Johnny Weir on Dancing With the Stars. In the video package before he took to the ballroom floor to dance the rumba with his professional partner Britt Stewart, he talked about the sacrifices his parents made for him, things like selling their cars, so that they could pay for professional trainers who would help him get to the Olympics.

“Family is very important to me and that’s something that I rarely get to talk about, because I’m commentating on the Olympics, or performing, or wearing crazy outfits that people like to talk about,” Weir told Parade.com after he danced. “I feel so honored that I was able to present my family in such a true and beautiful way as I did tonight.”

He also revealed that now that he is successful—he is a two-time Olympian and a television commentator—he has returned

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