A moment of desperation changed the course of Tracey’s life. The 34-year-old mother of four pleaded guilty to stealing from her employer. She left her children in her mother’s care, staring down a 40-year prison sentence—a grim price to pay for a little financial relief.
It was already hot in Washington, D.C., on July 10, but justice advocates turned up the heat on lawmakers. Around 300 demonstrators flocked in from both coasts for the Families for Justice Reform NOW rally, sponsored by Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), Prison Fellowship®, and others.