“But the Legislation Doesn’t Go Far Enough”: It’s Time to Check Our Unincarcerated Privilege in the Conversation About Sentencing Reform
Tyrie Bell was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. His crime: He sold 82 grams of crack to an informant. Tyrie has been locked away for 17 years. It is not simply the shockingly harsh sentence that makes Tyrie a compelling argument for sentencing reform. It is the disparity between him and the violent undercover informant who netted him that demands our attention.