Join a Federal Judge in Calling For a Presidential Commutation of a 40-year sentence
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My brother Alexander Contreras has been in federal prison for 13 years. He faces 27 more, all because he sold small amounts of cocaine and possessed a gun (but didn’t use or brandish it) at the same time.
Alex had never been in trouble with the law before. He was convicted when he was only 19 years old. Conservative Federal Judge John W. Sedwick recommended that Alex serve ten years in prison for the drug offenses. However, to the judge's dismay, he had to sentence Alex to a mandatory 40-year sentence because he merely possessed a gun during the drug offense.
Judge Sedwick described the day that he was forced to sentence Alex to 40 years imprisonment as "one of the hardest in my career." Since then he has urged President Obama to reduce "the most disproportionate sentence I ever pronounced."
My family and I would love for everyone to please join Judge Sedwick in seeking justice for Alex by signing and sharing this petition.
He has missed so much of our lives and we would love for him to see his only nephew grow up. He has been an exemplary prisoner who is ready to be an exemplary citizen. Please help us get him home soon! Thank you so much in advance.
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