Jun 10, 2021
Loriel witnessed blatant prejudices in the justice system for people of color facing drug charges after her husband Anthony and their mutual friend Corvain Cooper were charged for their parts in a cannabis operation. Her husband, who is a white man, received 4 years in prison. However, Corvain, who is black, received a life sentence in prison. This blatant miscarriage of justice fueled the mom of three to strategize and petition for Corvain’s freedom. After three failed appeals, the work of Loriel and the 40 Tons brand finally paid off. Corvain received a presidential pardon after about 10 years in prison. 40 Tons is dedicated to directly supporting those affected by the unjust prison sentencing for nonviolent cannabis offenders. Listen to the full episode now!