Clemency from the President
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My father, Alfonso G Angel (42709-060), has served a lengthy sentence of 17 years of a 25 year sentence for a non-violent drug crime. He has qualified for the 2014 Clemency Project, which helps prisoners that likely would have received a significantly lower sentence if convicted of the same offense today. We are still waiting for President Donald Trump to approve of this clemency that my father is a perfect candidate for.
My father has been incarcerated my whole life, and it has been challenging. Growing up, I have always yearned to see my dad walk through the front door one day and to be smothered with hugs and kisses each and every day. Despite my father not being home, he has always made it an obligation to have strong relationships with my sister Allicia, her two children, and I, in which I admire. My dad is a family man, and nothing is more important to him than his family.
I certainly believe my father has dealt with his consequences to his past and has learned from them, and I believe he has served more than enough time. During his incarceration, he has taken advantage of classes/programs he could participate in, such as Drug education program, Financial accounting, Writing courses, typing classes, culinary arts, real estate, Scared straight program, and many more that he has earned certificates for. He has furthered his education as much as he could while being in Federal Correction Institutions.
Many may ask, "Does Alfonso have plans for when he is released, and will he contribute to the community, or go back to his criminal life, upon his arrival to reality"? My dad does have a plan for when he returns home, which is to come back to Ohio, and pursue his passion in Culinary Arts by being a cook/chef at one of my uncle Jesus Angel's restaurants in Toledo, Ohio. Our family has unconditional love for my father, Alfonso Angel, and we respect that he has stayed strong for 17 years. Due to my fathers age, he will be 47 years old in February, he has a very unlikely chance of recidivism, which is the repeated relapse of crime after being released. But its not only his age that prevents my dad from recidivism, it is love for his 2 daughters, 2 grandchildren, and his love for the rest of his family, that makes him want to come home because he has already lost so much time with us.
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