Nothing is more urgent than freedom

There is nothing more

urgent than freedom

Number of People Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Federal Drug Offenses 1988-2018
0
0
%
are People of color
0
%
Of all imprisonments in the us are drug related

ABOUT

Through transformative litigation, legislation, and humanization, the Buried Alive Project fights to free people serving life without parole sentences handed down under outdated federal drug laws.
LITIGATION
Provide legal representation for people set to die in prison for drugs.
LEGISLATION
Advocate for impactful changes in the law.
HUMANIZATION
Amplify the voices of people directly impacted by the criminal justice system.

TEAM

Brittany K. Barnett
Brittany K. Barnett is an award-winning attorney and entrepreneur focused on social impact investing. She is dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system and has won freedom for numerous people serving fundamental death sentences for federal drug offenses –  including seven clients who received executive clemency from President Barack Obama. Her memoir, A Knock at Midnight, was published by The Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, on September 8, 2020.
Corey Jacobs
Corey Jacobs is Senior Advisor to the Chairman, Sean Combs, at Combs Enterprises. At the age of 30, Corey Jacobs was sentenced to 16 life sentences for federal drug offenses – his first ever felony convictions. On December 19, 2016, Corey received clemency from President Barack Obama after serving over 18 years in prison. A gracious act of mercy from President Obama saved his life – he is passionate about ensuring others have the chance he has to live “LIFE after life.”
Sharanda Jones
Sharanda Jones is an entrepreneur and passionate criminal justice advocate. She was sentenced in 1999 to mandatory life without parole for a federal drug offense – her first ever conviction. After serving 16 years and 9 months in prison, Sharanda was granted clemency by President Obama on December 18, 2015. This act of mercy by the President literally saved her life. She works tirelessly to use her story to highlight the critical need to transform the criminal justice system.

Our

Work

UNLOCKING PEOPLE AND POTENTIAL
We have won freedom for dozens of men and women serving life sentences under outdated federal drug laws. Our impact in working in this very niche area of life sentences for drugs literally saves lives of people who were set to never be free again.

With every FREEDOM we secure, we are pushing forward a movement of unveiling power, dignity, and human potential that our country has been locking away for decades.

We have won freedom for dozens of men and women serving life sentences under draconian/outdated federal drug laws.

With every FREEDOM we secure, we are pushing forward a movement of unveiling power, dignity, and human potential that our country has been locking away for decades.

Unlocking people
and potential.

LIFE after life

They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.
Jeffrey Stringer
Jeffrey survived 22 years of life sentence
Jorge and Victor Torres
Jorge and Victor survived 32 years of life sentence
Alfred Rivera
Alfred survived 18 years of life sentence

HEAR

THEIR

STORIES

Life without the possibility of parole is, short of execution, the harshest imaginable punishment permitted by law in America. Thousands of people in federal prison are serving fundamental death sentences under outdated federal drug laws. Hear their stories, in their own words.
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Corvain Cooper and his daughter. Corvain is serving life without parole for marijuana.