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Nonviolent Drug Offense

25 petitions

Update posted 8 months ago

Petition to Mary Fallin (Governor)

Help bring my father home

When I was nine years old my father was arrested and was given not one, but three life sentences without the possibility of parole. My father was a drug dealer, not a murderer, not a rapist...but a drug dealer. My father has now served 11 years of that life sentence. I feel that since I am his oldest child it is my duty to help bring him home for me and my family's sake.  I have three brothers by my father and we all yearn to have our daddy back. If my father is not able to come home than he will no longer be able to see his other children because they are minors and in the state of Oklahoma it is now required that if a child is a minor one of his parents has to be at the visitiation. My father has missed out on my childhood but he still has time to be there for my siblings and to me that’s all that matters.  I do not think that it is fair nor safe to see sex offenders and murders walk around enjoying their freedom when they have physically, mentally, and emotionally harmed people yet my father, who is a non-violent offender, has harmed no one and is expected to die in prison all because he wanted to provide the best way he knew how to. Murderers and rapist get way less time than what my father has been given and it makes no since to me.  If my father is granted his freedom than our broken family will be together as one, like it was supposed to be 11 years ago. My siblings will know what it is like to have our daddy home and he will be able to start over in life. My father has had a change of heart and wants to mentor to young adults who feel that selling drugs is the way to provide for your family. He wants people to know that money was not worth losing 11 years of his freedom from his family especially his seeds.    The only way my father won't die behind prison bars is if Governor Mary Fallin has forgiveness in her heart and grants him clemency. Every signature matters to us. 

Alexis Nicholson
54,699 supporters
Update posted 10 months ago

Petition to Donald Trump

A nonviolent drug offense with a federal life sentence. Clemency for Stevie Jackson

Hello, My name is Misty Smith and this is a petition to help with an appeal for the father of my children Stevie Jackson. The last time my kids hugged their father was 2006. He has been incarcerated since then. Our daughter had just turned 6 years old, she is now 18 and graduating from high school. Stevie was sentenced to life in federal prison under an old law. Since he has been incarcerated that law has been removed but at the time of his sentencing that law was still in affect. Which means he is never coming home for a nonviolent crime..that's why I'm asking for signatures to present for possible clemency. We have 3 kids together who are now adults and want more than anything to have their father home. It has been extremely hard on them. Our oldest is 22 he is in college going for his Doctrate in education. Our middle son is 20 also in college he is a  History major and an amazing basketball player. His dad has never seen him play. Our daughter is 18 in her last year of high school heading to UT Austin to eventually obtain her Doctrate in psychiatry. As for me I've been a single parent for over 12 years but I never let that stop me from raising our kids the way we both planned. Stevie was convicted under an old law that sentenced him to life in prison. He did have prior convictions but nothing could have prepared us for this. At first I was extremely bitter and angry about him being gone sentenced to life in a federal prison. I still can't wrap my head around it.  So upset that our children would be another statistic with a single mother. But our prayers and love for him have kept us strong and with God being our strength all 3 of our children have been productive members of society beating the odds and getting educated. Over the years Stevie has had plenty of time to think and reflect. He has obtained several certificates and is now working on a culinary trade. He has been teaching ceramics and doing so well staying so positive.  I cry as I think of how much he has missed out and by no means am I wanting any pitty.  All I know is he has paid the ultimate price by missing out on all 3 of his children's childhood and I hope and pray that someone have mercy on us and God blesses him with clemency. No amount of prison time can ever replace missed basketball games, prom, graduation, father and son time or missing our only daughters father-daughter dance. Please help us and sign our petition. To over turn his conviction under an unjust unreasonable law that no longer exist. No one that has been sentenced under a nonviolent crime should be incarcerated for life. Murderers and child molesters should be doing life in prison. Please help us. If you have any question for me or can give me any advise of what other steps we can take to bring Stevie home to us, please send me a message. Thank you for your support and prayers.  Email:mmichelles0277@gmail.com

Misty Smith
935 supporters
Update posted 10 months ago

Petition to President of the United States, Lawrence Kupers, William N. Taylor II

Please Don't Let Jason McClure Live 17 Yrs in Prison for 1st Time Non-Violent Drug Charge

Jason McClure is a kind and generous person who's made positive impacts on so many people's lives (see a few in his testimonials), but he'll be spending the next 17 years of his life in Federal Prison for a first time, non-violent drug charge instead of living these years with friends and family who love him dearly for the person he is and all the good he's done. Jason grew up in a Mormon family with high moral values. He lost his father when he was 10, leaving his mother to care for 5 children on her own, and it wasn't an easy life. Jason vowed to work hard and save money before having children of his own to afford them a comfortable life. He worked many jobs alongside family and friends to help grow their various businesses. When synthetic drugs first emerged there was huge financial potential in this untapped market. Jason and a few friends started working in distribution of synthetic drugs such as spice and, eventually, methylone which at the time were new and legal, and in huge demand. The DEA began classifying these substances to get them off the streets. Anytime a substance became criminalized, Jason and his business partners halted selling it. Except that in 2012 Jason personally filled another methylone order after its banning for a good customer who was working as an informant after getting into trouble of her own. He was apprehended in a parking lot with no weapons of any sort and used no violence during his arrest, and yet that one transaction he was about to make would cost him 17 years of his life. 17 years. A person can do a lot in 17 years. Jason will be 52 years old when he's released. He will have lost the opportunity to have the children he's always wanted. Is that teaching him a lesson? For a man that has not once, not ever hurt anyone, but has given so much of himself to others, is this justice? For a person that believes so firmly in the sanctity of marriage and family that he, rather than irresponsibly father children as so many others do, has waited until he’s ready for marriage, this is the ultimate punishment. Why is Jason being stripped of 17 years of his life while there are rapists who get to go home after 6 months and start over? Why doesn’t he get a second chance? I know it won’t take Jason 17 years to learn from his mistake. I think rather than rob him of a chance at a fulfilling future and embittering him against the judicial system, he needs to be given a chance to prove it. Jason has been an amazing friend and has helped me (and countless others) through difficult times. Please help me now during his difficult time, to give him that chance.  

Cheryl Michel
377 supporters