Confirmed victory

President Obama: Grant Clemency to Donna Sue McDaniel

This petition made change with 2,716 supporters!


Our friend and daughter, Donna Sue McDaniel has already served 20 years of a 30 year sentence and has taken full responsibility for her crime. 

Donna Sue is the sister of Dicky Joe Jackson, known as the "Breaking Bad Truck Driver" who had his life sentence commuted on August 30th by President Obama in the same case as Donna. Their family made the desperate and bad decision to haul and sell drugs in order to pay for a $250,000 life-saving bone marrow transplant for Dicky Joe's son, Cole. This decision saved Cole's life but it has cost their family dearly. 

When Donna Sue went to prison, she struggled with addiction to methamphetamine but used her time in prison to completely rehabilitate herself and change her mindset with a sober positive focus. She completed a 500 hour residential drug program as well as an additional year-long drug and domestic abuse program.

She has received her GED, completed 3000 hours of computer apprentice-ship and numerous other programs, developing many skills that will help her once released. She worked for Unicor (prison industry work program) for 13 years until they closed in 2012 and presently works with Religious Services as a hospice companion, helping many women during their final days. 

Donna Sue's mother, Sue, is in her late seventies and recently reunited with her aforementioned son, Dicky Joe, as well as Joe's brother, Tommy, who both received clemency, but her heart yearns to hear that Donna will also go free. 

Please sign this petition and ask President Obama to help make this family whole again by granting clemency to Donna Sue McDaniel. 

Thank you,
Leah Metzler and Sue Barrow (Donna Sue's mother)

Learn more about Donna Sue and her case at the CAN-DO Foundation's website. 



Today: Leah is counting on you

Leah Metzler needs your help with “President Obama: Grant Clemency to Donna Sue McDaniel”. Join Leah and 2,715 supporters today.