02/27/2015 11:16 am ET Updated Feb 27, 2015

Life in Prison for Selling $20 Of Weed

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On September 5, 2008, Fate Vincent Winslow watched a plainclothes stranger approach him. Homeless and hungry, on a dark street rife with crime, the 41-year-old African American was anxious to make contact, motivated by one singular need: food.

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