How a first-time drug charge became a life sentence for this mother of two
Update: President Obama granted Brant a clemency on Dec. 18, 2015, along with 94 other federal inmates. She was released from prison on Feb. 2, 2016
"I'm like, 'I didn't kill anybody,'" Brant told me. "They say, 'So what did you do?' 'Well, I was in a relationship with a guy who dealt drugs.' And they're like, 'That's it?' "
She's spent the last 21 years of her life behind bars on a first-time, nonviolent drug conspiracy charge.
Nobody in the history of Canada has ever been imprisoned for selling cannabis seeds. Strangely enough, when a U.S. citizen is caught selling illegal firearms across the border, your government refuses to extradite because it's not a crime in the U.S..