Clemency for Darryl S Hope, serving life for a nonviolent drug offense!
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In 1990, just 5 months after my birth, my father was given a mandatory minimum sentence of life in prison for a nonviolent drug offense. As I approach my 27th birthday, my father has spent nearly 27 years in federal prison.
I have no memories of my father outside of prison but the memories that I've collected over the years have been bittersweet as I can count on a single hand how many times I've seen my father in person. I believe he has paid his debt to society and should be reunited with his family, especially his children.
I didn't understand the severity of my father's incarceration. I spent countless nights looking out of the window in hopes of seeing my father walk through the front door. Five years passed. Then ten years and then fifteen. I've cried relentlessly and pray that against all odds my dad will someday come home.
My father made mistakes by getting involved with drugs but he has been rehabilitated for a long time now. He has learned from those mistakes and worked tirelessly to help fellow inmates learn from theirs. After 27 years, it's time for him to come home.
My grandmother's (my father's mother) had one wish: to see her son be released from prison. Unfortunately she passed away in 2008. My dad has lost many loved ones during his time in prison who he never got to see before they passed away.
Please sign my petition and ask President Trump to give my father a second chance to be a dad to his kids, a grandfather to his grandkids, and a peaceful and new memories with his family. I cannot do this without your help, I need you, my dad needs you and my family needs you.
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