In the past year, Pusha T has been more vocal than ever before about his opinions towards prison reform. The months leading up to the presidential election found Push making stops at various shows like The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and opening conversations with vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine. Whenever he has the opportunity, Pusha T works to bring more awareness to the need for prison reform and organizations like FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimum).
Pusha T recently sat down with director Ava DuVernay to discuss her documentary titled 13th which focuses on the issue of mass incarceration in the United States. Now he returns to partake in a new video series called #MySentence. Pusha, along with other musicians and actors like Ludacris, Monica, and more take turns reading the self-written true stories of formerly incarcerated citizens. The videos were produced by Fictionless Films in association with FAMM, Can-Do Clemency, American Civil Liberties Union, and American Civil Liberties Union.
Pusha T reads the story of Norman Brown, a man who was sentence to life without parole for a non-violent offense of crack cocaine distribution. Brown was incarcerated at 22 years old and released at 47 years old after his sentence was commuted by President Obama. Ludacris reads the words of Jamal Hanson, who was sentence 17 years for a non-violent offense of crack cocaine. While Monica read the words of Telisha Watkins, a woman who took a plea deal for the mandatory minimum of 20 years for being part of a drug conspiracy.
Watch Pusha T's video above, and the rest below.