Review: In ‘The Sentence,’ a Woman Gets Prison, Her Family Also Pays - NY Times Review
From the New York Times
You should add five minutes to the actual running time of “The Sentence.” That’s about how long you’ll need to mop up your tears at the end of this emotional documentary. Its maker surely knows — even if you realize his film has several shortcomings, those tears will need to be dried just the same.
In 2002, Cindy Shank was living with her boyfriend, who dealt drugs and was shot and killed outside their Michigan home. Police arrived and found a stockpile of cocaine inside. Cindy was released by the authorities and soon began a different kind of life: She married another man, Adam, and had three daughters.