Where is he now? Keith Graves, star of “The Overnighters” documentary

Update 9/17/20 – Bureau of Prisons website shows Mr. Graves has scheduled release date of 5/17/43. He is still in Pekin FCI. Recap of posted release dates: 5/19/16 release date 12/24/43 10/23/18 release date 12/24/43; no change 8/31/19 release date 1/5/44; slippage of 12 days 9/17/20 release date 5/17/43; about 7½ months earlier; which is … Continue reading “Where is he now? Keith Graves, star of “The Overnighters” documentary”

Convicted human trafficker Keith Graves has been moved to a federal penitentiary

The Bureau of Prisons inmate locator page reports that Keith A. Graves is now in custody at Victorville Medium I Federal Correctional Institution, located in Victorville, California. Update 7-19-16: for future reference, his inmate number is 13523-059. His middle initial is A, for Alexander. Age 40 as of summer 2016. Update 10-23-18:  Mr. Graves is still … Continue reading “Convicted human trafficker Keith Graves has been moved to a federal penitentiary”

Expected release date for Keith Graves, star of The Overnighters documentary

The Bureau of Prisons reports an expected release date of December 24, 2043 for Keith Graves (register number 13523-059). If you have been following my blog, you recall Mr. Graves was convicted on five counts of human trafficking, one count of drug distribution, and one count of drug possession. His well-earned sentence was 33 years, … Continue reading “Expected release date for Keith Graves, star of The Overnighters documentary”

More background on Keith Graves’ sentencing.

As was mentioned earlier, on February 17th many women who had been trafficked in prostitution received justice when Keith Graves was sentenced to 33 years 9 months in federal prison. Amy Dalrymple interviews several of the victims and explains After the trauma of sex trafficking, women struggle to cope. The emotional aftermath is severe. The trial was … Continue reading “More background on Keith Graves’ sentencing.”

Keith Graves sentenced to 33 years 9 months

Sentencing was on February 17. Federal judge Daniel Hovland sentenced Keith Graves to 33 years 9 months in federal prison for five counts of human trafficking along with drug possession and distribution. 2/18 – Williston Herald – Man sentenced to 33 years for sex trafficking (online link not available) – Article says the feds asked … Continue reading “Keith Graves sentenced to 33 years 9 months”

Update on Keith Graves sentencing – 2/11/16

Now-convicted human trafficker Keith Graves is still scheduled for sentencing on Wednesday, February 17. That is the latest information visible on the federal PACER website. A presentence investigation report was filed yesterday, 2/10, but is not available on the website. It is not noted as sealed. I don’t know the PACER system well enough to … Continue reading “Update on Keith Graves sentencing – 2/11/16”

Update on status of Keith Graves – 1/22/16

Checked the docket in the federal PACER system again today for the now-convicted, felon, sex-trafficker Keith Graves. No change since my last update on December 18. No new filings in district court. I can’t find any appeals in the 8th Circuit. Sentencing is still set for February 17. That is just under four weeks away. … Continue reading “Update on status of Keith Graves – 1/22/16”

Wild guesses on possible sentence after Keith Graves is convicted – part 2

Now that Mr. Graves has been convicted on five counts of human trafficking plus possession and distribution of meth, I have started to think about what sentence he has rightfully earned and will be justly delivered to him in full. Previous post discussed why I am paying such close attention to Mr. Graves’ case. Short answer is … Continue reading “Wild guesses on possible sentence after Keith Graves is convicted – part 2”

Wild guesses on possible sentence after Keith Graves is convicted – part 1

Now that Mr. Graves has been convicted, I will start to think about what sentence he might earn. Having noticed how closely I am following the case of now-convicted human trafficker Keith Graves you may wonder why I am paying such close attention to his case. After reading this post, you will be really curious.  … Continue reading “Wild guesses on possible sentence after Keith Graves is convicted – part 1”

More details from last day of Keith Graves’ trial

After the string of tweets I mentioned yesterday, Andrew Sheeler filled us in on conviction day for Keith Graves: Jury convicts Graves on 8 counts. The verdict The difference between the 8 counts mentioned in the article and the 7 mentioned earlier is the forfeiture allegation.  The feds alleged that a toy bb gun, a … Continue reading “More details from last day of Keith Graves’ trial”

Day 8 of Keith Graves’ trial. Defense rests. Case goes to jury.

Andrew Sheeler reports in Bismarck Tribune: Jury to begin deliberations in Graves trial. It would appear that Mr. Graves heeded the judge’s advice yesterday that if there were any more outbursts he would be removed from the court. He presented his defense today and argued for dismissal after he rested his case. Presumably he made his … Continue reading “Day 8 of Keith Graves’ trial. Defense rests. Case goes to jury.”

Day 7 of Keith Graves’ trial. Another delay plus lots of drama outside the courtroom

Andrew Sheeler reports in Bismarck Tribune: Graves’ trial to resume Wednesday with or without defendant. Article reports Mr. Graves was placed on suicide watch Monday after some undisclosed incident. PACER system shows minutes from a status conference on Tuesday which indicate prosecutors, standby counsel and Mr. Graves were all present. An exhibit was received and … Continue reading “Day 7 of Keith Graves’ trial. Another delay plus lots of drama outside the courtroom”