The documentary depicts the overall image of the Avery family as outcasts. The Averys owned a salvage yard, lived on their own road named Avery, and did not share the same level of education as other families. Reesa Evans, Steven’s appointed lawyer, enlightens the viewers that the Manitowoc County was primarily comprised of ‘working class farmers’. Although the Avery family were business owners, owning one of the largest salvage yards in the county, it is perce...
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...ears in prison. Sandford was an individual a part of the lower social class, coming from a rough part of Detroit, he was a victim of poverty. He stated how he was such a naïve kid and was coerced by detectives and his defense attorney to confess and plead guilty to murders he did not commit. Sanford told how his attorney commented, “you’re a black kid from the ghetto; these white people from the suburbs are gonna come in here and they’re gonna find you guilty.” He was exonerated June of 2016 after the real offender came forward and denied Sanford’s involvement in the murder. What is exposed as this bigger picture is how the criminal justice system is corrupted, being prejudice and stereotyping individuals based on their socioeconomic status is how the system seems to incarcerate people and sad to say, there is not any action that can be taken to end this corruption.
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