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Federal Sentencing Reform Petition

Started by: MARIA MCDONALD

WHEN does PUNISHMENT become ABUSE, When does ABUSE become REVENGE, When does REVENGE become INHUMANE and HOLOCAUSTIC?

I missed and found my friend 20 years later lingering in legal limbo from an extreme tilt in-justice called ... Federal Mandatory Minimum Sentencing.  I had to say something because, ... 

"THERE COMES A TIME WHEN SILENCE IS BETRAYAL" -M.L.K. Jr.

"INJUSTICE  is INDIVISIBLE. INJUSTICE anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere."
- M.L.K. Jr.

{Maria McDonald}

MR.WILLIAM UNDERWOOD 

THE FACE OF FEDERAL SENTENCING REFORM:

Sixth Amendment Challenge
Dedicated to the Resurrection and Reaffirmation of the Sixth Amendment in the JURY TRIAL SYSTEM

EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES

Source: INPRISON.NET

For years prisoners, like William Underwood, have been denied access to the courts after making Sixth Amendment challenges to the Application of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines over 23 years ago at trial, sentence and on direct appeal. 

Twenty-five years later, the U.S.S.C. now recognizes a need to Repeal, Reform and “Change” the face of federal sentencing. While Mr. Underwood lingers in limbo.

History has a way of correcting its course.

Lessons inform  “Change” . 

History headed, will not need to be repeated.

It's time! ... Booker, Blakely, Apprendi and O'Brien ...

Federal Mandatory Sentencing Reform Advocate,

Maria McDonald NY

  

“PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE the UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION, 

“THE SENTENCING REFORM ACT of 1984: 25 YEARS LATER,”

NEW YORK, N.Y.

 JULY 9-10, 2009  

 DC CAUCUS 

"RETHINKING FEDERAL SENTENCING POLICY 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SENTENCING REFORM ACT  

WASHINGTON, D.C.

JUNE 24, 2009

 The Perfect Storm for "Sentencing Reform" is building.

NEW BILLS were introduced by Congress Woman MAXINE WATERS, REP. DANNY DAVIS and REP. ROBERT SCOTT.  If these bills pass, it will change the FACE OF FEDERAL SENTENCING

 MR.WILLIAM UNDERWOOD

THE FACE OF FEDERAL SENTENCING REFORM

Mr. Underwood may be the only petitioner in the country who-years before Apprendi-expressly raised and preserved the Sixth Amendment challenge to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines that Booker now recognizes.

 

This appalling injustice has lead to the formation of website, INPRISON.net  and petition, FEDERAL SENTENCING REFORM. 

 

 

Join us on the right side of history

MR. WILLIAM UNDERWOOD  

THE FACE OF FEDERAL SENTENCING REFORM 

 

 It's a new day and we must think in new ways," to fix the sentencing problems.                

 

The U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder

 

 t r u t h o u t | Rethinking US Penal Policy

Source: www.truthout.org

 http://criminaljustice.change.org/actions/view/federal_sentencing_reform
www.change.org/profiles/mariamcdonald

mariasopp@yahoo.com

This petition was delivered to:
  • Representative
    Gary Peters 2
  • Representative
    Hakeem Jeffries
  • Senator
    Tim Kaine


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