Underwood's Challenge, Federal Sentencing Reform
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Underwood's Challenge, Federal Sentencing Reform

    1. Petition by

      COVER GIRLS FOR CHANGE

Dear Representative:

WHEN does PUNISHMENT become ABUSE, When does ABUSE become REVENGE, When does REVENGE become INHUMANE and HOLOCAUSTIC?

"THERE COMES A TIME WHEN SILENCE IS BETRAYAL" -Martin Luther King Jr.

I found my friend lingering in legal limbo from an extreme tilt injustice. Not in a Third World country but right in the United States. The Rockefeller Mandatory Minimum sentencing law has been REPEALED, and now it's time to REPEAL its evil twin, FEDERAL MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCING. 

"We the people" as well as our economy can no longer bear the injustice and financial burden that FEDERAL MANDATORY MINIMUM'S , slippery slope sentencing straps onto the backs of U.S. citizens. The tax burden of sentencing enhancement, current sentencing procedures, and weighty extended sentences are NO longer a luxury we as Americans can afford, while private prison profits provide us with NO relief. "The War on Drugs" is over and it's time to end Federal Mandatory Minimums.

Extraordinary Circumstances
For years prisoners, like William Underwood, have been denied access to the courts after making Sixth Amendment challenges to the application of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. In Mr. Underwood's case, this occurred over 25 years ago at trial, sentencing and on direct appeal. This appalling injustice has led to the formation of the website, INPRISON.net. It's time NOW for change!

We at http://inprison.net REFUSE TO BELIEVE THAT GIVEN THESE TRULY EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES, THE LAW AFFORDS NO OPPORTUNITY FOR MR. UNDERWOOD TO OBTAIN RE-SENTENCING OR OTHER RELIEF. 

“Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' But conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but because conscience tells one it is right.”
“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther King, Jr 

"INJUSTICE  is INDIVISIBLE. INJUSTICE anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere."
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Thank you very much for your co-operation.

Sincerely,

 

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    • Cynthia Weber MILWAUKEE, WI
      • about 1 month ago

      It's racist!

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    • John Johnson DACULA, GA
      • 7 months ago

      Because this person feel they were wrongfully accused.

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    • Lisa Love CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
      • 8 months ago

      I am a former Recording Artist that was signed under contract with Mr. Underwood and also believe that he should be released I also have a family member currently incarcerated with unfair sentencing.

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    • Jane Christenson BURIEN, UNITED STATES
      • 9 months ago

      America is very backward when it comes to dealing with it's citizens on minor crime. Banksters rob billions with no consequences while poor and other folks go to prison to be forever abused by society.

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    • Jennifer Williams FORT COLLINS, CO
      • 9 months ago

      It is past time for restorative justice that rebuilds men, families, and communities. The current system only victimizes and destroys. It is shameful!

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