Petitioning Office of the Pardon Attorney United States Pardon Attorney, and President Barack Obama

Commute Tadd's sentence to TIME SERVED.

In a historic ruling, the Supreme Court declared in Graham v. Florida: “The Constitution prohibits the imposition of a life sentence on a juvenile offender who did not commit homicide.” Yet, Tadd Vassell was sentenced to die in prison for a non-violent drug crime that occurred when he was 17 and 18 years old.  Recently President Obama commuted the sentences of 46 non-violent drug offenders and stated, “These men and women were not hardened criminals, but the overwhelming majority had been sentenced to at least 20 years,” he said. “I believe that at its heart, America is a nation of second chances. And I believe these folks deserve their second chance.”

Tadd deserves his second chance.  

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