"Guilt By Association" is a movie based on true events. The mandatory minimum sentences movie debuted on Court TV in 2002 starring Mercedes Ruehl. The real names were all changed in the film.The Kemba Smith and Amy Pofahl cases were most likely used as a model for the movie.
"Guilt By Association" is about a single mother named Susan Walker who gets caught up in a drug bust because of her drug-dealing boyfriend. The woman, who unknowingly helps her boyfriend, is sentenced to a 20-year mandatory minimum sentence for her small involvement. Walker fights to prove her innocence and to regain control of her life.
"Guilt By Association" is said to be "based on true events." The movie is very similar tothe Kemba Smith and Amy Pofahl cases that were featured on Court TV in the 1990's. Both women, who were given a 24-year mandatory minimum sentence, fought their cases and were eventually released.
The movie sought to expose the flaws in the mandatory sentencing punishments. This movie is not to be confused with the movie "Guilty By Association" starring Morgan Freeman.