Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Perversion of Justice - Documentary on the effect of mandatory sentencing on mothers

Perversion of Justice is a documentary that takes a look at the effect of mandatory sentences for mothers convicted for actions that are indirectly associated with drug selling/distribution. One mother is sentenced to life in prison for her role in wiring money that is associated with drug sales. The judge presiding over her case was forced to give her life in prison even though he had misgivings due to her having no previous convictions. The woman fought her sentencing and had the life sentence brought down to twelve years. But how does her incarceration affect her children?

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