The Sentence (Film & Discussion)

Ever wondered why mandatory minimum sentences are so controversial? Pay a visit through film to the family of Cindy Shank, mother of three, who is serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for her tangential involvement with a Michigan drug ring years earlier. Captured by Shank’s brother, this intimate portrait of the devastating consequences of mandatory minimum drug sentencing follows her and her family over the course of ten years.

Festival: 2018

Watch and Listen: Justice

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Regardless the outcome of the 2016 election, a Trump or Clinton victory will transform the future of the Constitution,... See more

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