Reginald Stuart ’71
In an article published in Emerge magazine, Reginald Stuart exposed the lengthy mandatory sentence of 24 ½ years imposed on Kemba Smith, a black college student with no criminal record for a drug conspiracy charge in connection with her abusive boyfriend. Stuart’s reporting helped get her sentence commuted to time served – 6 ½ years – and contributed to a growing movement for reform of sentencing laws.
Emerge — May 1996
To access Stuart’s full article, click on the links below.