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The Sentence (2018)

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Cindy Shank, mother of three, is serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for her tangential involvement with a Michigan drug ring years earlier. This intimate portrait of mandatory ... See full summary »

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Rudy Valdez
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Cindy Shank, mother of three, is serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for her tangential involvement with a Michigan drug ring years earlier. This intimate portrait of mandatory minimum drug sentencing's devastating consequences, captured by Cindy's brother, follows her and her family over the course of ten years.

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She Went to Prison. They Did the Time.

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Documentary | Crime

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USA

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English

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12 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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Приговор See more »

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Park Pictures See more »
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A true case against mandatory sentencing
18 October 2018 | by jooles-28280See all my reviews

This movie showed how the mandatory sentencing program for drugs is a failure. First of all, I want to say that this is such an amazing family. They were so supportive of her. Whether or not she knew about her boyfriend's drug involvement does not justify a 15-year sentence, destroying the lives of her entire family. What good did it do for society in general to put someone like this is prison? All it did was leave emotional scars on those poor children having to be away from their mother for so long. It was truly heartbreaking to see the emotional strain on her husband, children, mother, father, brothers and sister. Her brother Rudy (filmmaker) did an excellent job documenting the struggles and heartbreak and how something like this affects so many.


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