Hamedah Hasan

Hamedah Hasan is a mother and grandmother serving a 27-year sentence for a nonviolent crack cocaine offense. Were Hamedah convicted of the exact same crime involving the powder form of the drug, she would be home with her family by now. She has three daughters, ages 16, 21 and 25, who live in Portland, Oregon. Upon release, Hamedah plans to start a nonprofit organization with the mission of empowering children with incarcerated parents.