Can We Fix Mass Incarceration Without Including Violent Offenders?
The Marshall Project
December 12, 2019

“Alice Johnson and Walter Johnson are not related, but do have a few things in common besides a surname. In 1996, both were separately convicted on drug-related charges and sent to federal prison. Both are black, and were sucked into the criminal justice system at the height of the nation’s racially discriminatory and punitive response to crime and drug waves that crested in the early 1990s.”

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