The Third Strike

Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Rating:Not Rated
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:MiAngel Cody
Edward Douglas
LaSheda Brooks
Bella Bahhs
Senator Cory Booker
Director:Nicole Jones
Producer:Dan Asma
Screenwriter:Nicole Jones
Cinematographer:Jeanne Tyson



Attorney MiAngel Cody and her team dedicate their lives fighting an unjust criminal justice system which has taken them from prison to The White House, changing not only the lives of the incarcerated men they represent but their loved ones as well.

The Three Strikes law was supposed to keep us safer, but as a consequence, thousands of non-violent offenders were sentenced to mandatory life sentences in federal prison with no hope of parole. To right this crushing wrong and bring hope to shattered families, lawyer MiAngel Cody co-founded The Decarceration Collective. This group of lawyers and activists, some of whom themselves have incarcerated family members, work tirelessly to gain freedom for those who are serving unnecessarily harsh life sentences for relatively minor drug offenses. Do not miss this incredibly powerful and emotional documentary, whose courageous subjects truly demonstrate that it’s not about what lies behind you or ahead of you, but what lies within you. – Shari Clare

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