Manage episode 364181721 series 49869
After a series of unfortunate events newlyweds filled with hopes and dreams found themselves in a desperate situation and needing to provide for their family. Fox and Rob Richardson decided to take matters into their own hands and after a botched bank robbery this couple found themselves behind bars and separated from their children. Once Fox served her time and reunited with their boys, she began the long journey to fight for her husband who was facing a 60 years sentence.
After her valiant charge, in June of 2018 Governor John Bel Edwards granted clemency to Rob and after 21 years apart their family was finally reunited. Their story is told in the acclaimed, award-winning documentary Time. They have also written a book together about their experience. Today Fox and Rob along with their sons continue their advocacy for incarcerated families through the NOLA chapter of the Participatory Defense Movement. They are dedicated to changing lives and laws through love and empowering families and marriages to thrive!
In today’s episode we'll explore the aftermath of the 13th Amendment, the complexities of mass incarceration, and how these issues disproportionately affect the African-American community. I encourage you to check out the links in our show notes to learn more about this topic as we grow and learn together!
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