1996: Race and the Drug War

Daryl T. Stuart




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

56. 1996 Kemba's Nightmare cover To access Stuart’s full article, click on the links below.


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