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The House I Live In

The House I Live In (2012 film)

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  • Michelle Alexander (civil rights litigator and the author of “The New Jim Crow”)
  • Shanequa Benitez (resident of Cromwell Towers housing project, Yonkers, New York)
  • The Honorable Mark W. Bennett (U.S. District Court Judge. Sioux City, Iowa)
  • Charles Bowden (journalist covering drug war-caused violence on the U.S.-Mexico border)
  • Mike Carpenter (Chief of Security, Lexington Corrections Center, Lexington, Oklahoma)
  • Marshal Larry Cearley (Police Department, Magdalena, New Mexico)
  • Eric Franklin (Warden, Lexington Corrections Center, Lexington, Oklahoma)
  • Maurice Haltiwanger (sentenced to 20 years for crack cocaine distribution)
  • Dr. Carl Hart (Professor of Clinical Neuroscience, Columbia University, New York)
  • Nannie Jeter (resident of New Haven, Connecticut)
  • Anthony Johnson (former, small-time drug dealer, Yonkers, New York)
  • Dr. Gabor Maté (physician) (Hungarian-born physician specializing in the treatment of addiction – has been working in Vancouver, Canada for several decades)
  • Mark Mauer, The Sentencing Project)
  • Richard Lawrence Miller (American historian and expert on the history of U.S. drug laws)
  • Charles Ogletree (Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and a former academic advisor to Barack and Michelle Obama)
  • Kevin Ott (serving life without parole on drug charges, Lexington Correctional Center, Lexington, Oklahoma)
  • Susan Randall (Private investigator in Vermont – formerly a journalist/producer for National Public Radio, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Vermont Public Radio, and a researcher and associate producer for the A&E series Biography)
  • David Simon (creator of “The Wire” on HBO)
  • Julie Stewart (President and founder of Families Against Mandatory Minimums aka FAMM)
  • Dennis Whidbee (former drug dealer, and the father of Anthony Johnson)
  • Officer Fabio Zuena (Providence Police Department, Rhode Island)

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