Tolu Akinrosotu is a federal prisoner who has served nearly 21 years of a 30-year and 5-month mandatory sentence for a first-time and non-violent drug offense. On January 31, 2012, he filed a presidential clemency petition with the Pardon Attorney's Office requesting the commutation of the 5+ years remaining on his sentence. His current release date is November 2, 2019, three months before his 50th birthday! He came to jail at age 23. Learn more about Tolu's case at: http://www.ClemencyForTolu.com. Tolu needs your support to help publicize his clemency and convince President Obama that commutating Tolu's excessive sentence is the right and just thing to do.
Please, lend Tolu your time and compassion, and support his clemency by:
1). Signing and commenting your support for Tolu's clemency petition on this page
2). Sharing this petition page with at least 10 other people
3). Following and sharing this petition on Twitter: @ClemencyForTolu.com
Tolu has spent nearly almost half of his 44 years on earth being punished for his first time, non-violent drug crime. Nevertheless, he has persevered admirably during his period of confinement. Tolu saved the life of Bureau of Prison staff, Steven Pridell at FCI Ray Brook. Mr. Pridell wholeheartedly supports Tolu's Clemency. http://clemencyfortolu.com/images/steven-j-pridell-page1.jpg
Tolu has earned a college degree and numerous vocational certifications during his confinement. And, most incredibly, through dedication to purpose and obligation, Tolu has paid over $36,500 of the $50,000 fine imposed as part of his 30-year sentence by consistently working in a prison factory for 18 years. Each of his supervisors in the BOP has commended Tolu's exemplary work ethic, skill set and good character; some have even issued letters in support of Tolu's clemency http://clemencyfortolu.com/images/mary-c-valley-march-2004.jpg
Tolu is genuinely remorseful for his wrongdoing and has demonstrated his unqualified acceptance of responsibility and continuing personal growth. His rehabilitation is undeniable and the odds of him re-offending are virtually non-existent. Tolu's indomitable spirit and the material support of his family, friends and supporters makes his successful and productive integration into society a certainty. Further imprisonment only diminishes what two decades of "justice" has already accomplished.
PLEASE, be an agent of justice, mercy and freedom by sharing your compassion and joining us in our quest to bring home our son, brother and friend, Tolu. Sign this petition and share it with at least 10 other people. Help us take this campaign VIRAL and win Tolu presidential mercy from! Thank you.
Friends of Tolu