Jafar Banda calls it living a fast life. If his parents couldn’t give him money, he would make it himself by dealing marijuana, heroin and crack cocaine. He started selling at age 13 after seeing his dad use drugs. At 18, he was sentenced to a year in jail for selling heroin.
Banda, now 28, is a senior majoring in community engagement at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He hopes to eventually enter the political arena, but these days his main goal is reforming the state’s criminal justice system.
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