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About the Documentary:
#HopeForFathersDay tells the story of Ebony Underwood and her 3 siblings as they work towards the release of their father, William Underwood, incarcerated for over 25 years under draconian mandatory minimum sentences and their hope for his release as the current Obama administration puts forth new policies to overturn the many injustices caused by mass incarceration.
A Prisoner Denied Access:
William Underwood was arrested during the “war on drugs” era of the 1980’s. He was part of the first wave of mandatory minimum convictions made under the newly enacted federal sentencing guidelines. In 1988, having never been convicted of a felony, Underwood was arrested at 34 years old. He was sentenced to LIFE without PAROLE under draconian mandatory minimums.