Kirk Franklin’s Sister Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison
Gospel singer/performer Kirk Franklin left quite a shock and surprised many of his fans when he took to social media to share some private news about his family. The Grammy Award winning performer shared a post on his Instagram page with the caption, “Rough week..” In the photo he revealed,
My sister was just sentenced to 30 years in prison…I now feel the weight of wondering if I could have done more…
Franklin is well known for being a huge inspiration to so many. Especially, through his music that continues to encourages people to this day. After sharing the shocking news, his friends and followers offered him kind words and wanted to uplift him. Pastor John Gray left a comment under Kirk’s post, writing,
Jesus. She was your sister. But she was not your responsibility. You did as much as you could. And God knows you did. Don’t hold yourself hostage to the land of what if….you’re a great man. A great husband and father. And a loyal, loving committed brother. Love you man.
Comedian Sinbad replied to Pastor John’s comment,
@realjohngray I love what you say my brother.
One follower wrote,
Praying for you and your family. @kirkfranklin
Franklin did not disclose why she was given a 30 year jail sentence. However, back in 2015, he opened up about his sister drug addiction on his Patheos blog.
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.