Free a man who was given 12 years for cellphone in jail.

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Please, help to free this man. He name is Willie Nash, he was in jail for a simple misdemeanor charge and turned in a cellphone to guards basically and now they have sentence this man to 12 years in prison! I feel this is a waste of space and tax dollars to keep someone for 12 years just for having a cellphone in prison. Below I have copied and pasted what was on the news to better fill you in on everything. Please, I’m sure this man has a family of his own he could be supporting. Free this man  

 

 

 

 


CRIME
Miss. Supreme Court upholds 12-year sentence of man convicted for having cellphone in jail
 

Willie Nash was originally booked in the Newton County Jail on a misdemeanor charge. (Source: Gray News)
By Luke Smith | January 10, 2020 at 6:59 PM CST - Updated January 10 at 9:49 PM
JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed the 12-year sentence of a man convicted for having a cellphone in jail on Thursday.
Willie Nash was originally booked in the Newton County Jail for a misdemeanor charge when he asked a jailer to charge his smartphone.
The jailer confiscated the phone and brought it to the sheriff’s deputy in charge.
According to court documents, Nash originally denied the phone was his. The deputy sheriff unlocked the phone using a code Nash provided and found pictures of Nash and text messages sent that day confirming his location as “in jail.”

 
A jury convicted Nash of possessing the cellphone in a correctional facility, a felony that carries three to 15 years in prison.
On Aug. 23, 2018, a judge sentenced Nash to 12 years in prison, telling Nash to “consider himself fortunate” for not being charged as a habitual offender based on his prior burglary convictions. Nash was also fined $5,000.