As I noted in a letter to the editor published in this weekend's Chicago Tribune, I believe that probation is unquestionably a form of imprisonment, as it can completely inhibit the freedom to study, work, and live a fulfilling life.
It's March Madness time, and I'm sure that if any of you are like me, you've been trying to get in as many games as is possible. It's hard to ignore, though, that, while people of color make up the vast majority of NCAA basketball and other sports teams, black and brown people are woefully underrepresented in the classrooms of colleges across the nation.
Last weekend, while in town for a court appearance and for a speaking engagement at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, I had the pleasure of talking with Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell and being featured in her Sunday column. We had a wide-ranging conversation spanning the details of my wrongful conviction, how and why I decided to become an attorney, and the creation of my law firm.