DAILY DISH! Tyra Banks Is DWTS New Host? BET Brings The Kemba Smith Story To Life!By The DivaGals | July 15, 2020 | Dish!
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BET has announced the production of a new feature-length film inspired by the work of criminal justice reform advocate Kemba Smith, based on her life story. The film will focus on themes of institutional racism, racial inequality and the strong need for criminal justice and prison reform. At 23 years old, Kemba — who was seven months pregnant — was charged as a co-conspirator to her abusive college boyfriend’s drug-trafficking crimes and sentenced to 24.5 years in federal prison with no opportunity for parole. Often labeled the “poster child” for reversing a disturbing trend in the rise of lengthy sentences for first-time, non-violent drug offenders, Kemba’s story was featured on a variety of news outlets. The support prompted President Clinton to commute her sentence in December 2000, after serving six and a half years in prison.
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