Pusha T tells the story of Norman Brown, a former inmate who spent much of his adult life incarcerated due to mandatory minimum laws, in a new PSA advocating for prison reform.
Brown was found guilty on six counts of crack cocaine distribution, a non-violent offense, but due to prior offenses and sentencing guidelines was given life without parole. At the time, he was 22.
Speaking directly to the camera, Pusha reads Brown’s words, which document how he ended up selling narcotics and how he found his calling in prison as a teacher – following in the footsteps of his mother.
“In 2010, I filed for clemency, but I’d lost hope in the system,” Pusha reads. “I’d been in for fifteen years…