When LeQuan Muhammad was less than a year old, his father was arrested for money laundering and sent to prison for 30 years. Eighteen years later, LeQuan helped to pass California Proposition 47—which downgraded non-violent felonies to misdemeanors—and got his dad out of jail. In this feature-length documentary, twenty-two–year–old LeQuan becomes a citizen journalist in order to discover the underlying reasons why the criminal justice system nearly ruined his and his father’s lives. Along the way, he uncovers and fights to reverse an historical legacy of racism and economic oppression in his South LA neighborhood that has been designed to condemn him and his peers.
LeQuan Muhammad gets a haircut from his friend and barber Moon.