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Mr. Warren stands in the door of his house in Washington, DC. He served 35 years…

Mr. Warren stands in the door of his house in Washington, DC. He served 35 years…


Mr. Warren stands in the door of his house in Washington, DC. He served 35 years in prison for a nonviolent drug offense. “I went to a jail when I was a young man and I came out as an old man,” he says. “It was a steep penalty I had to pay. I don’t believe I had to do 35 years in order for me to wake up, I don’t think so.” During the ’80s and ’90s, there was a strong movement in the United States to enhance sentences for drug crimes, but there is a growing recognition that this resulted in unfair sentences for nonviolent crimes. However, despite a growing consensus on this issue, Congress failed to pass a bipartisan reform bill last year, and chances for reform are considered slim following the presidential election.
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