"Both are obviously terrible, but it's clear who should have received the heftier sentence here," one Twitter user commented.
Ghislaine Maxwell could still "shave off significant time" from her 20-year jail sentence if she co-operates with the F.B.I, a lawyer told Newsweek.
Smollett and Heard have faced heavy criticism across social media for their respective court battles and sit-down interviews.
Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers say her media mogul father Robert Maxwell once hit her with a hammer for putting tacks in the wall.
Ghislaine Maxwell's legal team said an inmate "planned to strangle her in her sleep" as they appealed for a more lenient sentence.
Michael Williams was also sentenced to 15 years in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
"The punishment does not fit the crime," said Tina Lawson in the hours before Jussie Smollett was released from jail.
He was sentenced to 12 months and one day.
The man pleaded guilty to several felonies related to child abuse and homicide of the 12-year-old boy.
Andrew Hall was convicted of assault with a firearm, a violent felony that requires him to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence in prison.
An apprentice plumber is foregoing a jury trial after admitting that he molested a young girl.
Nicholas Languerand, a self-identified QAnon follower, became the latest Capitol rioter sentenced and received one of the longest prison sentences issued yet.
Thomas Koonce and William Allen could be eligible for parole after Governor Charlie Baker's approval of the state Parole Board's recommendations.
Devlyn Thompson was sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison for traveling from Atlanta to Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6 and attacking police officers.
Trevone Miller had shot and killed teen Brayla Stone in order to "keep Ms. Stone from revealing that they were in a sexual relationship," according to court documents.
One-time member of K-pop band Big Bang was found guilty of nine charges, including arranging prostitution services for foreign investors.
Kaetz admitted he posted the judge's home address on his Facebook and Twitter accounts with the knowledge and intent that others might cause her harm.
George Floyd's family and their attorney applauded the 22-and-a-half-year sentence Chauvin received from a judge in Minneapolis.
A court found Borovikov guilty of criminal distribution of pornography and sentenced the activist to two and half years in prison.
Attorney General Bill Barr on Friday scheduled the executions for December and January, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden assuming office on January 20.
Tory Lanez was charged in Los Angeles on Friday with "one felony count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm – personal use of a firearm – and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle" as well as "a gun allegation and that he personally inflicted great bodily injury."
Stone was set to serve 40 months in prison after he was convicted last year on federal charges of witness tampering and making false statements to Congress.
Tekashi 6ix9ine was first arrested on racketeering charges in November 2018, but his legal woes started long before that.
An Australian woman was given a 25-month sentence after providing fake work experience and references to receive a high-paying government job.
During a "frenzied" attack on December 30, 2017, Junior Fayiah Carlos, 27, stabbed Christine D'Cruz, 19, 35 times.
"We gotta get their daddy home!"
The facility is a minimum-security prison 70 miles northwest of Manhattan, where the now-disbarred lawyer and his family live.
"He calls her all day every day."
"It did seem that the sentence maybe was much more than perhaps other people get for bigger crimes."