*Time is something that most of us take for granted. We put off what we can do today until the next day, we procrastinate. But for FoxandRob Richardson time gained a different meaning to them.
In the early 90s the Richardsons, a married couple from Louisiana, fell on hard terms and made the decision to rob a bank. They were both convicted of this crime and while Fox received a plea deal, Rob was sentenced to 60 years in prison without the possibility of parole. Excessive sentencing of black men is a known problem in the justice system.
According to the United States Sentencing Commission black males receive sentencing that is 19.1 percent longer than white males.
Feeling and knowing that the sentence her (Fox) husband received was unfair and unjust she dedicates her life to fighting for an early release for Rob.
Director Garrett Bradley captures Fox’s journey in the documentary titled “Time.” We see Fox as she raises her six sons, works, and works for the release of her husband. Some may watch the documentary and feel as if one should do the time if they did commit the crime.
We sat down with FoxandRob Richardson to talk about their experience and what they would say to those people.
“I think until they spend a day behind prison bars they are not entitled to make that statement. People that break the law are still citizens and human beings above all,” says Fox.
Through her efforts Fox was able to get Rob released after 21 years in prison and they now help teach people how to fight for themselves to combat excessive sentencing towards black men and women.
Check out our exclusive video interview at the top of the page for the full scoop and catch “Time” on Amazon Prime starting October 16.