HBO Picks Up Rudy Valdez’s ‘The Sentence’ From Sundance Documentaries

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HBO has acquired US television and streaming rights to the documentary The Sentence, which premiered at Sundance this month. First-time director Rudy Valdez’s film looks at the aftermath of his sister's incarceration, examining the consequences of mandatory minimum sentencing. His sister, Cindy Shank, received a 15-year mandatory sentence for conspiracy charges related to crimes committed by her deceased ex-boyfriend. Valdez's method of coping with the incarceration was…