- President Donald TrumpPresident of the United States
- Pardon Attorney Lawrence KupersOffice of the Pardon Attorney
- Acting Attorney General Dana BoenteDepartment of Justice
Clemency for David M. Barren Serving Life Without Parole for a Non-Violent Drug Offense
My family member, David Barren, is serving LIFE plus 20 years without parole for a non-violent drug offense. David was sentenced to LIFE plus 20 years in federal prison for drug conspiracy.
David has never been to prison, no history of violence, and has no substantial criminal record to support a LIFE sentence plus 20 years. His conviction was based primarily on "hear-say" of witnesses who testified against him in exchange for reduced sentences of their own. David accepts full responsibility for his actions and is truly remorseful for any harm he has caused to his community, family, and those affected by his unwise choices.
During his 8 plus years of incarceration, he continues to have a positive outlook on life and works very hard to rehabilitate himself. He has obtained a Paralegal Certificate from Adams State University in Colorado with a 4.0 GPA via correspondence courses, read numerous books to enhance his thirst for knowledge, and mentors younger inmates on his own.
Notably, David has been supported by numerous respected members of his community, including Congressman Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania State Representative Edward Gainey who've both reviewed David's case and suggest David's sentence is overly harsh and because of his harsh drug sentence, he is a worthy candidate for executive clemency.
David comes from a loving family who continues to support him vigorously. His parents (82) and (80) respectively visit David every weekend unless weather permits otherwise. His four siblings, six children, and extended family also continues to be a strong support system via phone calls, cards, letters, and visits to maintain a viable communication line within the family. Because of David's family support and rehabilitative efforts, he is well prepared for release as a productive citizen to society.
There is a consensus among human rights organizations and sentencing advocates that individuals serving lengthy non-violent prison sentences such as David, will no doubt die in prison if President Donald Trump doesn't commute his sentence. Many believe that the next President will not be as compassionate and understanding.
Please help me urge President Donald Trump to grant David Morris Barren's clemency petition. David will no doubt die in federal prison with a LIFE sentence plus 20 years for a non-violent drug offense.
I humbly thank you for your support in efforts to give David a second chance at his life.
"Read more about his case: Dave is #9 on the CAN-DO Top 25 Men Who Deserve Clemency
- President of the United States
President Donald Trump
- Office of the Pardon Attorney
Pardon Attorney Lawrence Kupers
- Department of Justice
Acting Attorney General Dana Boente
Please grant clemency to David M. Barren on file with the United States Office of the Pardon Attorney.
At 51 years of age, David will die in a federal prison for a non-violent drug offense. David has never been to prison, holds no threat to society, and yet if you do not grant David clemency, he will die in prison.
David has spent 8 years in prison, and during that time, he has utilized his it rehabilitating himself in preparation for a "new and improved" life. He continues to maintain a strong network of family and friends who are also ready to provide support needed for David to re-enter society as a productive citizen. This harsh sentence does nothing more than to create factions in families and dismantle communities, particularly communities of color and disadvantage.
Please give him a second opportunity to prove to the world that he is more than just a federal inmate number, as he is prepared to prove to society that he is much more than a federal inmate number.
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