Department in denial that officers smuggle in drugs. Prisoner advocates cry foul.
“I cannot be silent when I helped to bring about the conviction of a man for the wrong crime”
Jonathan Best had been out of prison for two years when he ended a rocky relationship with his girlfriend. Like many men and women on parole—a form of early release, in which the remainder of one’s sentence is served in the community—he suffered from depression and anxiety. At the time, Best often had to […]
“When COVID first started, I didn’t hear from him. You don’t know what it feels like to not know if your loved one is alive or dead.”
“It’s impossible to advocate for someone [in court] over the telephone. … Anything you say or your client says is heard by everyone.”