his release from prison. do away with federal mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines.

his release from prison. do away with federal mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines.

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Tracy robinson started this petition to President of the United States and

In 2005,at the age of 33,my nephew Tyshawn Hill, was indicted and charged with conspiracy and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. In 2005, he was sentenced to two LIFE sentences without the possibility of parole. Tyshawn does not have a violent criminal history. At his sentencing hearing, Tyshawn's  judge repeatedly verbalized his objections to the sentence that he was forced to give him. He explained that he had no choice but to give Tyshawn a life sentence based on the Federal Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Guidelines. He further explained that the law didn't allow him to use discretion in the sentencing.

While Tyshawn takes full responsibility for his participation in the criminality that resulted in his incarceration, I think it's important to share with you this merit student did have guidance and loving parents, unfortunately, the rough streets of Buffalo unformed his way of thinking and beliefs, this led him to be a delinquent at a young age. Since his incarceration, he spends his time reading, mentoring younger inmates, speaking and securing all possible certifications and college credits. His children, and grandchildren have never seen there father outside of the visitation room; however, they look foward to spending time with him, as he shares with them the importance of making the right choices in life and reminds them that bad choices have consequences and could very well mean giving up there freedom. He also encourages them to do well in school, respect others and take responsibility for there actions.

When Tyshawn is released, our family and loved ones will provide him with emotional and financial support, and a reentry plan has been developed to ensure he is given a fair chance at becoming a productive citizen. We will also assist him with his desire to mentor youth that are at a crossroad, just as he was as a young adult. Tyshawn has so much to offer society.

Please sign my petition to assist with freeing my loved one. He has more than paid his debt to society for his involvement in a non violent drug conspiracy. Tyshawn has been in prison for 15 years now. He was sentenced to TWO LIFE SENTENCES, before his life even really got started. Again, I encourage and ask that you sign this petition and ask President Biden to grant clemency to a father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who wants to use his experience to assist others and give back to his community. It is unbelievable that Tyshawn received TWO life sentences for his involvement in a non-violent drug conspiracy. Tyshawn should of been punished for his involvement; however , a LIFE sentence is excessive

I thank you kindly..... The HILL FAMILY/ KRISTIE MCCARLEY

 

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