Tolu Akinrosotu is a federal prisoner who has served nearly 21 years of a 30-year and 5-month mandatory sentence for a first-time and non-violent drug offense. On January 31, 2012, he filed a presidential clemency petition with the Pardon Attorney's Office requesting the commutation of the 5+ years remaining on his sentence. His current release date is November 2, 2019, three months before his 50th birthday! He came to jail at age 23. Learn more about Tolu's case at: http://www.ClemencyForTolu.com. Tolu needs your support to help publicize his clemency and convince President Obama that commutating Tolu's excessive sentence is the right and just thing to do.
Please, lend Tolu your time and compassion, and support his clemency by:
1). Signing and commenting your support for Tolu's clemency petition on this page
2). Sharing this petition page with at least 10 other people
3). Following and sharing this petition on Twitter: @ClemencyForTolu.com
Tolu has spent nearly almost half of his 44 years on earth being punished for his first time, non-violent drug crime. Nevertheless, he has persevered admirably during his period of confinement. Tolu saved the life of Bureau of Prison staff, Steven Pridell at FCI Ray Brook. Mr. Pridell wholeheartedly supports Tolu's Clemency. http://clemencyfortolu.com/images/steven-j-pridell-page1.jpg
Tolu has earned a college degree and numerous vocational certifications during his confinement. And, most incredibly, through dedication to purpose and obligation, Tolu has paid over $36,500 of the $50,000 fine imposed as part of his 30-year sentence by consistently working in a prison factory for 18 years. Each of his supervisors in the BOP has commended Tolu's exemplary work ethic, skill set and good character; some have even issued letters in support of Tolu's clemency http://clemencyfortolu.com/images/mary-c-valley-march-2004.jpg
Tolu is genuinely remorseful for his wrongdoing and has demonstrated his unqualified acceptance of responsibility and continuing personal growth. His rehabilitation is undeniable and the odds of him re-offending are virtually non-existent. Tolu's indomitable spirit and the material support of his family, friends and supporters makes his successful and productive integration into society a certainty. Further imprisonment only diminishes what two decades of "justice" has already accomplished.
PLEASE, be an agent of justice, mercy and freedom by sharing your compassion and joining us in our quest to bring home our son, brother and friend, Tolu. Sign this petition and share it with at least 10 other people. Help us take this campaign VIRAL and win Tolu presidential mercy from! Thank you.
Friends of Tolu
- Barack Hussein Obama
I just signed the following petition addressed to: President Barrack Obama (Attorney General Eric Holder).
Grant and Approve --Tolu Akinrosotu's Clemency Petition
Tolu Akinrosotu is a 42-year old federal prisoner who has served 19 years of a 30-year and 5 month mandatory sentence for a first-time and nonviolent drug offense. On January 31, 2012, he filed a Presidential Clemency Petition with the Pardon Attorney's Office requesting the commutation of the 7+ years remaining on his extreme sentence. We his friends and family whole-heartedly support Tolu's clemency claim and submit this online petition in support thereof. Please lend us your time and compassion to help raise awareness and support of Tolu's cause by adding your petition to ours on this site. Your support can only help to improve Tolu's chances of winning commutation.
We who have known Tolu first and the longest are also the ones who know him the best. Quite sincerely we can say that he deserves a second change. Tolu has spent nearly 20 years --almost half of his life-- being punished for a non-violent drug crime that was his first and only offense. He is yet another hapless casualty of the "War on Drugs". His current release date is November 2, 2019 (Three months before his 50th birthday. He came to prison at 23). To learn more about Tolu and his plight please visit www.clemencyfortolu.com
Nevertheless, Tolu has persevered admirably during his period of confinement. He saved the life of Correctional Officer, Steven Pridell, at FCI Ray Brook. Mr. Pridell supports Tolu's Clemency petition with a deeply personal letter addressed to President Obama. Tolu has obtained a college degree and numerous other vocational certifications. Most incredibly, through dedication to purpose and obligation Tolu has paid over $32,000 of the $ 50,000 fine imposed as part of his 30-year sentence. He has done so by consistently working in a prison factory. Each of his supervisors in a decade and a half of continued prison employment has commended Tolu's exemplary work ethic, skill-set and good character. They have all done so in writing and some even issued letters in support of Tolu's clemency petition.
Tolu is genuinely remorseful for his wrongdoing and at every opportunity, Tolu has demonstrated his unqualified acceptance of responsibility and continuing personal growth. His full rehabilitation is undeniable and the odds of him re-offending are virtually non-existent. Any further imprisonment will only serve to diminish what true justice has already accomplished.
Lastly, Tolu has the material and emotional support of his entire family and dozens of friends around the world. He is not alone and with our support and his indomitable spirit he will be able to fully and immediately integrate into productive society.
Please share your compassion, join us in our quest to bring HOME our friend, son and brother, Tolu. Be an agent of justice and freedom. Sign this petition or issue one of your own. Thank you.
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