The Appeal.

When Candace Chavez and Taewon Wilson met in high school, they both had a sense that they were in it for the long haul, despite all the teenage fights and breakups. Decades later, they worked together to get Taewon’s Life Without Possibility of Parole sentence commuted, and he finally came home to Candace after nearly three decades in jail. This piece details how their unlikely love story persisted throughout unimaginable obstacles, and how this power couple are trying to change California’s harsh sentencing laws.

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