ACLU Files Commutation Petition On Behalf Of Man Serving Unjust Prison Sentence For Non-Violent Crime
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|> THE PEOPLE
the stories behind the sentences
|> THE ISSUE
the unjust crack-powder cocaine sentencing disparity
|> THE PRESIDENT
the power of forgiveness
He was sentenced to 20 years in prison for a non-violent crack cocaine offense. Had he been convicted of a powder cocaine offense instead, he would have been sentenced to 10 years.
He's spent almost 15 years in prison.
One person has the power to bring him home: The President of the United States.
She was sentenced to 27 years in prison for a first-time, non-violent crack cocaine offense.
She's spent over 16 years behind bars and has more than 10 left to go.
1 person has the power to bring her home: The President of the United States.