FREE OUR DAD - A FEDERAL LIFE SENTENCE FOR A NON-VIOLENT DRUG CRIME IS NOT JUSTICE
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PLEASE GRANT CLEMENCY TO OUR DAD - A FEDERAL LIFE SENTENCE FOR A NON-VIOLENT DRUG CRIME IS NOT JUSTICE
In 2003, our dad, Wllard Carroll, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute methamphetamine. Subsequently, he entered a guilty plea .
During sentencing, the prosecuting attorney adamantly requested that the judge enhance his sentence to LIFE; because our dad had 2 prior state convictions for drug possession (paraphernalia and residue). Our dad ultimately received a LIFE sentence.
Our father has been in prison for the past 15 years - with no hope of ever being released- because there is no parole in the federal prison system .
There is no possible way to put into words what these past 15 years have been like- for us to be seperated from him. At the time when our dad was taken away from us, his 21 year old son, 19 year old daughter, and his 3 year old daughter were so deeply affected mentally and emotionally , that we all still struggle with this today. Our family has been devastated .
In 2010, Dad's grandson was born. Dad cried along with us, because we all knew that he would not be able to be in my sons life the way he should be. Since that time, he has only been able to spend time with his grandson inside a small, closely monitored visitation room. We are only able to visit our dad once a year. Over the course of 2 days, we have approximately 11 hours with our dad and we try to make EVERY MOMENT count.
Just to say that we miss our father or that he has missed out on so much in all our lives, would be one of the most gross understatements that I've ever made.
My family and I are not attempting to down play our fathers mistakes. We were there when he decided to take responsibility by pleading guilty for his actions. However, we never dreamed that he would receive a LIFE sentence for drugs.
Our dad is not a violent man; he is simply a man who developed a drug problem and allowed that drug addiction to take control of his life until he was stopped. Our Father needed an intervention, not a LIFE sentence.
During all the years of his incarceration, he has taken diligent steps toward rehabilitation and his education. He has both set goals and successfully accomplished them. Our father has earned his GED and countless education certificates of completion. He has maintained an exemplary record of behavior throughout his incarceration.
Since October 2012, our dad has worked in the Trust Fund Department and has served as the Commissary Clerk for the past 6 years. He has received numerous letters of commendation from staff members for his steller work ethic, great leadership skills, phenomenal degree of professionalism, unsurpassed disposition when dealing with others, outstanding level of respect and accountability, and a great attitude, just to name a few.
Our dad does not belong in prison for the rest of his LIFE, for a non-violent drug crime. He has been fully rehabilitated. He deserves a second chance at LIFE and to be reunited with his family. We need our father back at home but we cannot accomplish this without your support.
Please sign our petition asking President Donald Trump to grant our dad, Willard Carroll, CLEMENCY, so that he can be released.
Jennifer Carroll Groce (daughter) Adam Carroll (son) Sierra Carroll-Irby (daughter) Timothy Groce (grandson )
Deborah Carroll (sister) Carylon Slay (sister) Wilford Carroll (uncle) Teresa Carroll (aunt) Sandy Hougland (niece) Beth Slay (niece) Furlon Slay (nephew) Josh Slay (nephew)
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