Cory Booker and the Urgency of Rethinking Long Sentences and Approaches to Violenc
The Appeal Political Report
February 14, 2019

“Matthew Charles of Nashville, Tennessee, was a guest of President Trump’s at the State of the Union last night. Charles’s story attracted widespread attention last year when he was sent back to prison, a year and a half after being released in 2016, because it was determined that the release had been in error. When he was released again in January, under the provisions of the narrow First Step Act, he had been in prison for over 20 years of his 35-year sentence for a federal drug conviction.”



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