- On Tuesday, President Barack Obama granted clemency to 111 prisoners
- Brittany K. Barnett-Byrd: We must share stories of those most affected by misguided appeals for law and order
Brittany K. Barnett-Byrd is an attorney and criminal justice reform advocate. She has handled several successful clemency petitions, including the nationally reported cases of Sharanda Jones and Donel Clark. Barnett-Bryd was named one of America's most outstanding young lawyers by the American Bar Association. Follow her @MsBKB. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)As the daughter of a formerly incarcerated mother, I know that when one person goes to prison, the whole family goes to prison.