Michael B Jordan and Jamie Foxx are taking us into fall with a new movie on mass incarceration and the relationship of justice and the black community. Jordan plays a young lawyer, fresh from Harvard who, instead of taking a top job at a law firm decides to return to Alabama and do the thankless work of representing those who do not belong in prison. This movie puts the role of the justice system and the pain of black community into sharp focus. The period of this film is vital. It takes place in the 1980s when conversations like the one we’re having on Mass Incarceration were not even started. Many of the falsely accused had been in prison as a result of a far more racist time when black people were not equal before the law.
Watch the trailer now: