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An urgent call to free those buried alive by America's legal system, and an inspiring true story about unwavering belief in humanity - from a gifted young lawyer and important new voice in the movement to transform the system."An essential book for our time . . . Brittany K. Barnett is a star." - Van Jones, author of Beyond the Messy Truth and host of The Van Jones ShowBrittany K. Barnett was only a law student when she came across the case that would change her life forever - that of Sharanda Jones, single mother, business owner, and, like Brittany, Black daughter of the rural South. A victim of America's devastating war on drugs, Sharanda had been torn away from her young daughter and was serving a life sentence without parole - for a first-time drug offense.

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