The Washington Post: Brittany K. Byrd '11

The Washington Post: Brittany K. Byrd '11

Commitment to those serving in Federal Prison for non-violent drug offenses

Brittany K. Byrd was in her second year of law school at Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 2009 when she heard about Sharanda Jones — a first-time, nonviolent offendersentenced in 1999 by a federal judge to life in prison after her conviction on a single cocaine offense..  Read complete story


Story by Sari Horwitz
Julie Tate of The Washington Post contributed to this report.