WASHINGTON — Reynolds Wintersmith wasn’t supposed to be here. Not in front of the White House, or in the halls of the Justice Department, or meeting with reporters and congressional staffers in a crowded room of an office building on Capitol Hill.
More than two decades ago, when he was still a teenager, Wintersmith was arrested for selling crack. Although it was his first conviction, he was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison.
But his sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama in December.
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This Man was Sentenced to Prison, Now He Wants to Fix the Law that Put him There was originally published on chicagodefender.com