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Brittany K. Barnett's 'A Knock At Midnight' Details Fighting Mass Incarceration

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While still just a law student, Brittany K. Barnett met Sharanda Jones, a single mother, business owner and a woman serving a life sentence without parole for a first time drug offense.

This hour, Brittany K. Barnett, author of A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom joins us to discuss her fight for Sharanda’s freedom and our country’s continued struggle with a racially challenged criminal justice system.

Coming up, we talk about the War on Drugs and the policies that resulted in the disproportionate mass incarceration of people of color.

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  • Brittany K. Barnett - author of A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom (@MsBKB)

Excerpted from A Knock at Midnight by Brittany K. Barnett. Copyright © 2020 by Brittany K. Barnett. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of Connecticut Public's morning talk show, 'Where We Live.' She’s a longtime public radio reporter covering several beats including immigration, juvenile justice and child welfare issues, education, veterans affairs and the military.
Tess is a senior producer for the Connecticut Public news-talk show 'Where We Live.' She enjoys writing micro poetry and growing herbs.
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