While still just a law student, Brittany K. Barnett met Sharanda Jones, a single mother, business owner and a woman serving a life sentence without parole for a first time drug offense.
This hour, Brittany K. Barnett, author of A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom joins us to discuss her fight for Sharanda’s freedom and our country’s continued struggle with a racially challenged criminal justice system.
Coming up, we talk about the War on Drugs and the policies that resulted in the disproportionate mass incarceration of people of color.
- Brittany K. Barnett - author of A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom (@MsBKB)
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