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Petitioning Department of Justice and 10 others

30 Women Who Deserve To Be Released From Federal Prison

We ask the President of the United States, Barack Obama, to commute the sentences of the women named in this petition. 

1.            Most of these women have already served well over 10 years and many are first offenders or only had minor priors. We believe everyone on this list has suffered dearly for any law they may have broken and that keeping them in prison is tantamount to cruel and (should be) unusual punishment.

2.            Recently, President Obama was the first sitting president to tour a federal prison; FCI El Reno, wherefore, he said, “There but for the grace of God…” any one of us could be.  People will likely die behind bars if not for intervention in the form of mercy by the President of the United States.

This is NOT a blanket petition that requires an all or none approach to the aforementioned names, nor does it tie any one individual to another, nor should any one person on this list impact any decision to grant or not grant clemency to another individual listed.

1.            Alice Marie Johnson                14873-076 Age 60   LIFE

2.            Josephine Ledezma      94938-012 Age 57   LIFE

3.            Minnie Pearl Thomas  89378-020 Age 59   LIFE

4.            Teresa Griffin                            11633-064 Age 49  LIFE

5.            Ramona Brant               11205-058 Age 52  LIFE

6.            Sharanda Jones                      33177-077 Age 48  LIFE

7.            Michelle West               17809-039 Age 54  LIFE

8.            Carol Richardson          16753-179 Age 47   LIFE

9.            Patricia Clarke               29436-004 Age 43  LIFE

10.            Ann Murray                           27826-083 Age 57           

11.            Angie Jenkins                                       61529-065 Age 51           

12.            Crystal Munoz                           79319-180 Age 36           

13.            Lavonne Roach               10431-073 Age 51           

14.            Cynthia Shank               13142-040 Age 42           

15.            Terry Anderson             08344-031 Age 52           

16.            Mary Ziman                           07420-059 Age 66           

17.            Martha Bowden            22046-057 Age 54           

18.            Elizabeth Rushing        18715-056 Age 49           

19.            Lazara Ordaz                        52247-066 Age 56           

20.            Dashanna Randall            50745-083Age 45           

21.            Connie Edwards            21848-031 Age 63           

22.            Mandy Martinson            02876-029 Age 38

23.            Andrea Joy James       17868-056 Age 49

24.            Rose Summers            20697-001 Age 45

25.            Barbara Pacheco         05776-030 Age 56            

26.            Laura Lapaz                        30388-034 Age 35           

27.            Pauline Blake                        07959-081 Age 49

28.            Rita Becerra                        25886-077 Age 64           

29.            Melissa Trigg                        18097-045 Age 41

30.             Linda Lee Byrnes            68415-079 Age 69

This petition was delivered to:
  • Senator
    Cory Booker
  • Representative
    Elijah Cummings
  • Representative
    Sheila Jackson Lee
  • Representative
    Maxine Waters
  • Senator
    Elizabeth Warren
  • Representative
  • Office of the Pardon Attorney
  • Deborah Leff - US Pardon Attorney


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