Sitting Down with Alton Mills
An overlooked casualty in America’s ‘war on drugs’ are the men and women who have received disproportionately harsh mandatory minimum sentences for low-level nonviolent drug offenses. One such man is Alton Mills. Alton served more than two decades of a mandatory life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense, a punishment even the sentencing judge disagreed with. It’s time we addressed the unfair, outdated, and ineffective laws that have led to overcrowded prison cells and cost taxpayers billions of dollars.