“Far too many people have lost years of their lives to draconian sentencing laws born of the failed drug war. People of color have had to bear the brunt of these misguided and cruel policies. We are overjoyed that some of the people so wronged will get their freedom back,” said Jesselyn McCurdy, a senior legislative counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union. However, the fear is that many of the freed convicts will be unable to get jobs and will return to crime. “People come out of prison hardened and angry and more likely to offend,” said Teachman, an executive with ShotSpotter.