More than forty years ago, Patrice Gaines spent three weeks in jail for a drug charge; ever since, she's been subjected to judgment and discrimination. The daily punishment she faces as a result of her criminal history led her to become a advocate for prison reform, dedicated to finding an alternative form of punishment that offers a second chance.
In this video, Free Speech TV interviews Gaines about restorative justice, a more humane—and practical—solution to crime.
Forty years since prison, Patrice Gaines still fights to get free.
A hit of compassion could keep drugs from becoming a crime problem.
Breaking through "tough on crime" policies to give all Americans a chance at employment.