Kirk Franklin's Sister Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

You never know what someone is going through.

Kirk Franklin took to social media over the weekend and revealed his sister has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

The Grammy Award-winning singer wrote:

My sister was just sentenced to 30 years in prison….

I now feel the weight of wondering if I could’ve done more…

See his original post below.



The details of his sister’s case have not been revealed, but Kirk Franklin has been open about his sister’s history with selling drugs and her drug addiction.

In 2015, he shared:

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. 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.

Sending up prayers for Kirk, his sister and their family.