Clemency Petition for Michael Knight

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Michael Knight is my oldest brother; a very intelligent, resourceful, talented, and tenacious man. He is also a man who made a number of mistakes in his youth. Michael Knight is currently serving 17+ years for the nonviolent crimes of distribution of marijuana and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Michael committed these crimes when he was a very young man and due to his reluctance to cooperate with authorities in providing testimony Michael was given a much longer sentence than his co-conspirators who did cooperate.

President Obama stated, "I believe that at its heart, America is a nation of second chances, and I believe these folks deserve their second chance." Moreover, President Obama has been working to commute the overly harsh sentences of those accused of nonviolent drug offenses. To date, he has commuted the sentences of 348 prisoners. Michael has demonstrated his true remorse for his crimes and for all the pain he caused his family. While incarcerated he has held various jobs but he has had two jobs that have helped him to realize the many talents that he can contribute to society. These jobs have been tutoring inmates so they could obtain their GED and as an inmate companion; a job he currently holds.

Michael has a very large family and we are anxious to help him transition to a productive life, upon release. Michael's teenage son, Victor, is especially excited about the potential of having a "physical" relationship with his dad. Michael yearns for the opportunity to provide guidance and support to Victor as he negotiates his way into manhood. Michael plans to live with his mother upon release and will receive assistance from his father, myself (his sister) and his other siblings. Michael has a support group of friends willing to either provide employment for him or assist him in finding suitable, gainful employment. Please consider signing this petition and sharing it with others so we can enhance Michael’s chances of reuniting with his loving and supportive family.

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