HBO's ‘The Sentence' Sheds Light on Devastating Mandatory Minimum Sentencing (Newsweek)

From Newsweek

Cynthia Shank was sure it was a mistake. It was February 2008, and the 35-year-old had just been sentenced to 15 years in prison by a judge. As he read the judgment, she could hear two of her three young daughters—one of them 4, the other 2—playing outside the courtroom in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “This is a mistake. Something’s going to change,” she remembers thinking. “I’m not going to be in here for long.”

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