Required Reading

The Daily Signal would like to introduce you to three women who spent more than 15 years in prison for non-violent drug offenses:

Stephanie George has never used drugs, but she earned a prison sentence of life without parole for a drug-related crime.

Today, by the luck of a commutation from President Obama, George is living again, learning to mother her 24-year-old daughter and working in a restaurant because her criminal record impedes her hair-stylist ambitions.

“I thank God I am here,” says George, blinking back tears as her pink-dyed hair and matching toenails signal she hasn’t lost her spunk for style.

“I lost a baby son before I came out. My daughter was six when I went in, and 23 when I left. It’s hard. It’s hard. It’s hard. You know your daughter, but it’s not a connection.”

Read the whole thing — and kudos to President Obama for commuting her sentence.

Justice requires thousands more executive acts like that one.