HELP FREE JOSEPH WOLCOTT. HES 64 AND HAS ALZHEIMERS. RECIEVED 23 YEARS FOR MARIJUANA!!!!!!
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Joseph Wolcott's health is deteriorating fast, he has been incarcerated for 10 years for a non-violent Marijuana offence. Joe made the fatal mistake of going to trial on a federal marijuana conspiracy and was sentenced to 23 years.
In 1985 Joe was found guilty of selling less then a half pound of pot and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and probation. In 2011 Joe's lawyer did not explain that this 24 YEAR OLD pot charge could increase his new sentence from 10 years to 20 years until after he had lost his ability to plea guilty for 8 years.
After Joe turned down the 8 years the government filed a motion (851 MOTION) to use this old charge and double his time. Joe tried to plea guilty at that time but now the government wouldn't go below 20 years. This is a practice commonly used by the government to get people to co-operate.
Joe has been locked up since 2009, in 2011 he was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute over 1000kgs of marijuana, a 10 year charge. At sentencing the judge gave Joe 3 years for carrying a rooster across state lines, 10 years for the new marijuana conspiracy and 10 YEARS FOR THE 24 YEAR OLD POT CHARGE FROM 1985 HE WAS ONLY GIVEN 30 DAYS FOR ORIGINALLY!!! Totaling 23 years in a federal prison. NO VIOLENCE, 23 YEARS!
Joe was 53 years old when he was sentenced and the court never gave proper consideration to his terrible health. They gave him what amounts to essentially a life sentence. Joe has had heart problems and severe Type 2 diabetes since 1989. Two years before he was charged he began seeing Dr. Stacey Carlton for memory loss problems (2007). After a second MRI showed signs of vascular dementia, Dr. Carlton prescribed Joe , Cerefolin which is a dementia medication (2008). By May of 2015 Dr. Lyn McRainey, a Bureau of Prisons physician officially stated that Joe's memory loss had progressed to full blown dementia Alzheimer's. Joe's heart valve has passed the time it was scheduled to last and his severe Type 2 diabetes has damaged his kidneys. Joe Wolcott's memory is going fast. HE NEEDS ADVOCATES, HE NEEDS HELP!
Joe was a farmer, a loving husband, and a father of two. He has been married over 35 years and has four beautiful grandkids. His family is suffering, worrying if he is okay at all times, and they need him home on the farm before his disease progresses any further.
Joes conduct in prison has been perfect, he has never had any disciplinary write ups or infractions and before he got too sick he was able to complete a "DRUG PROGRAM", "CRIMINAL THINKING PROGRAM", "GREEN HOUSE AND HORTICULTURE PROGRAM".
There is absolutely no violence in Joe's past history. ABSOLUTELY NO VIOLENCE in Joe's current Marijuana conspiracy, and ABSOLUTELY NO VIOLENCE in the 24 year old pot case he was enhanced with. Joe has served 2 years beyond the 8 year plea bargain he would have taken had he been properly advised. NOT TO MENTION MARIJUANA IS NOW LEGAL IN SEVERAL STATES!!!
There is no parole for federal prisoners, not even for non-violent offenders who follow all of the rules, program, or are sick. Compassionate releases are almost never granted. Joe's only real hope is a sentence Commutation/Clemency given by President Trump. President Trump has said he will be granting pardons from a list of around 3000 individuals. There is no better candidate than Joe, he has filed for a pardon but has no celebrity, athletes or advocates to help get the attention of the White House. It is ours and Joe's hope that a lot of people will sign this petition and email celebrities, athletes, pastors, housewives, advocates, politicians, or anyone with a heart that can carry this message to the President or his staff. Tell the White House that 64 year old Joseph Wolcott from Crossville, TN should be considered in the next round of sentence commutations that are done. Joe meets ALL the criteria of what the President has said he will help. Tell them to set Joseph Wolcott, a non-violent sick grandfather free. Tell them that he has served enough time. We need help. You don't have to be a celebrity or sports figure. Just copy and paste this letter in as many places as possible. Send it to peoples emails and facebook pages. Send it to friends, pastors, musicians, senators, congressman, the White house. Someone will see, and someone will help.
23 YEARS FOR A NON-VIOLENT MARIJUANA CHARGE IS NOT RIGHT, BUT AN EXTRA 10 YEARS FOR SELLING A SMALL AMOUNT OF POT IN 1985 IS AN ATROCITY! IT'S CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT, NOT TO MENTION DOUBLE JEPRODY. IT'S IMPORTANT JOE MAKES IT HOME SO HE CAN HAVE QUALITY TIME WITH HIS GRANDSONS AND FAMILY!
On behalf of Joseph Wolcott and his family, please advocate to President Trump and spread this message to people you think will care and do the same thing. You can make a difference, this can make a difference. Thank you very much.
JOSEPH M WOLCOTT, #18911-075
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