after being granted a sentence commutation on november 25th 2008, john forté is free from prison, today. he has served 7 years out of a 14 year sentence--the mandatory minimum sentence of a conviction of 'posession with intent to distribute'-- and a relatively harsh sentence for a first-time, non-violent offender. mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses tend to unfairly target people of color in the US, leading to disproportionate sentences.
While falling may be inevitable, it does not have to be crippling; so when I get up, it is so I might master my balance. In balance there is might.
Currently listening :
Atlantis: Hymns for Disco
By K Os
Release date: 2007-02-20