New film, Incarcerating US, features Amy Povah’s clemency from President Clinton that inspired her to start the CAN-DO Foundation and why she’s driven to help others seeking mercy through clemency. Women often serve time due to the actions of their significant other:
Most people serving 20 years to life for drug charges are individuals who exercised their right to a trial and were penalized harshly because only those who enter into a plea agreement can escape the mandatory sentences imposed by the Sentencing Guidelines that was enacted in 1986. Amy’s story is one of four cases that director Regan Hines spotlights to help viewers understand the human toll the drug war is having upon our society.
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Photos from the world premiere of Incarcerating US screened at Georgetown University.