How a little-known documentary is helping push criminal justice reform in Congress
The Washington Post
December 15, 2018

“As the much-covered First Step Act stands on the brink of passage, the film, an emotional look at a family caught up in the federal prison system titled “The Sentence,” appears to have assisted in getting it there.”

“The movie is directed by first-time New York director Rudy Valdez, who picked up a camera a decade ago when his sister Cindy Shank, a Michigan mother of three, was sentenced to 15 years in prison under mandatory minimum laws.”

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