Do you want to get out of prison early? That headline may capture the attention of readers. They should know the full story.
Jack Hitt, a journalist with The New York Times wrote an article to help readers understand the complexities that follow for a person facing a government investigation and the challenges of prosecution. He did an exceptional job, showing the ways that a person can influence a better outcome. By preparing well, a person may sow seeds that lead to an earlier release. In the article, Mr. Hitt profiles people that advocated for themselves successfully. The video below (and the links above) feature the entire article plus commentary to offer a bit more insight that may help people understand the system, and prepare to help themselves.