Topic

prison reform

115 petitions

Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, USPardon.Attorney@usdoj.gov , WhiteHouse.gov/Contact , Brad Drake, Mel Ponder, Rick Scott, Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, Florida State House, Florida State Senate, Donald Trump

FREE OUR DAD - A FEDERAL LIFE SENTENCE FOR A NON-VIOLENT DRUG CRIME IS NOT JUSTICE

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. Sincerely,  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)    

Jennifer Groce
2,679 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump, Please Approve Brian L. Rowe "Petition for Commutation".

Do you want to know why you should sign this petition, Then listen to this radio show and listeners will understand, why this petition is so important to ALL FAMILIES!! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pastor-real/2018/10/28/president-trump-the-evangelical-advisory-board-support-brian-lrowe  Brian L. Rowe was sentenced to 30+ for nonviolent crime. Brian never had a criminal record, no violence prior or during incarceration. Brian is a man of God, who is keeping his faith in God.  Trusting in the LORD JESUS CHRIST .  Brian is an asset to society. He has served 8 years of his prison SENTENCE yet 22 more years left to complete the unconsitutional penalty. Brian has a 17 yrs old son "Jaden" of whom he has a strong bond with. Brian son Jaden has affirm over and over again no one needs his father more than he does. Brian is prepared to work towards humanitarian efforts in building people. Brian is  writing several blue print projects for prevention, intervention, awareness on  how to TRAIN the mind NOT TO continue making the same mistakes.  In addition, to incorporating Neurofeedback (training of the Brain) as a means of effective Therapy.  Brian has a network of professionals in the mental health field whom have a passion to build people into self sufficient law abiding ciitizens. BRIAN LAKEITH ROWE on 8/7/2017 12:52:53 PM wrote A magazine article cited a famous and historical quote from JFK Jr. "We must not ask what our country can do for us...", in contrast the article also cited a quote from President Trump, "A nation exist to serve its citizens...". As I pondered the two, I believe these quotes are relative to the times our nation is facing now. A nation's culture resides in the heart and soul of its people. Economic growth, new diplomatic relationships and innovations of our country will only come from those of us who refuse to remain silent , who refuses to sit idly by, unsolved and disengaged. We must speak up, we must speak out, we must get involved, we must become proactive. We must take calculated risk and not allow criticisms, fear of failure nor fear of the unknown to paralyze and destroy our abilities to improve our nation and creativity to solve our nation’s problems. Elbert Hubbard once said, "The only way to avoid criticism is to do nothing, say nothing, be nothing." From yesterday's George Washington Carver and economic boost from what he did with the peanut to today's Travis Kalanick, we must become imagine-rs, imagine rs will not only change the America but also the world.

PASTOR Frances Cobian
1,141 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL - JEFF SESSIONS, Donald Trump

NATIONAL ACTION AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY! PROSECUTE POLICE WHO MURDER UNARMED INDIVIDUALS!

INVESTIGATIONS "CASE BY CASE" HAVE NOT AND SHALL NOT REMEDY THE PROBLEM! AS ONE IS BEING INVESTIGATED "HUNDREDS MORE" ARE MOUNTING UP! AND INDEED POLICE BRUTALITY AND MURDER HAS ESCALATED TO THE LEVEL OF NATIONAL PROPORTIONS... THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS ARE BEING "STOPPED & FRISKED" FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER... THE LOSS OF LIFE THAT HAS OCCURRED AT THE HANDS OF POLICE HAS ESCALATED TO WHERE "UNARMED INDIVIDUALS" ARE BEING FIRED UPON AND KILLED... WEEKS AND MONTHS GO BY  WITH "NO EXPLANATION" FOR THESE SHOOTINGS BY THEIR DEPARTMENT! THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL WITHIN THESE STATES HAVE "REFUSED TO ACT" LEAVING ALL ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY THE COMMISSIONER'S OF THESE DEPARTMENTS.  THE COMMISSIONER'S HAVE "JUSTIFIED" THE ACTIONS OF THESE OFFICERS - AND IN MANY CASES "PROMOTED THEM" AFTER THE KILLING OF THESE VICTIMS. THE MECHANISMS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE HAVE "ALL FAILED" AND THE ESCALATION OF POLICE BRUTALITY IS "EVIDENCE" OF THAT FAILURE. WE HAVE WITNESSED THE CONFESSIONS OF POLICE THEMSELVES WHO HAVE TESTIFIED THAT THEY WERE MADE TO ISSUE SUMMONSES AND "MAKE ARRESTS WITHOUT CAUSE" AND THE SUBSEQUENT "HARASSMENT" WHICH FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THEIR REFUSAL... WE HAVE HEARD TESTIMONY IN COURT HOW THEY INDEED PLANTED NARCOTICS ON INNOCENT VICTIMS SIMPLY TO MEET THE QUOTA REQUIRED CONCERNING AN ARREST!! YET, THOSE INDIVIDUALS REMAIN INCARCERATED FOR THE CRIME ACCUSED!! http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/fabricated-drug-charges-innocent-people-meet-arrest-quotas-detective-testifies-article-1.963021   THE RECOURSE OF THE PEOPLE HAS BEEN THWARTED, SO THAT THERE REMAINS NO COURSE OF ACTION THAT CAN BE TAKEN! THEREFORE THIS EPIDEMIC, WHICH HAS REACHED "NATIONAL PROPORTIONS" IS BEING PRESENTED TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES FOR IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION, ACTION AND REMEDY. AS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES, THE OCCUPIER OF OFFICE IS THE "CHIEF LAW ENFORCER" HAVING JURISDICTION OVER BOTH STATE AND GOVERNMENT IN ISSUES CONCERNING LAW! AND WHEN VIOLATIONS OF LAW ARE RAMPANT, UN-CHECKED AND UNABATED, HE HAS A "SWORN DUTY" TO RESPOND THOSE VIOLATIONS. LAW ENFORCEMENT ACROSS THE UNITED STATES HAS "ABUSED THE AUTHORITY" VESTED IN THEM, AND HAVE VIOLATED ON A "CONTINUAL BASIS" THE LAW ITSELF!  BUT NO ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN, EITHER BY THEIR DEPARTMENT, OR ATTORNEY GENERALS WITHIN THEIR STATE! THEREFORE, PETITION IS MADE BEFORE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES TO NOT ONLY ACT ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, BUT TO FULFILL THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE OFFICE - FOR WHICH HE OR SHE HAS "SWORN AN OATH" TO FULFILL UPON OCCUPANCY! LET IT BE UNDERSTOOD: THAT A "FAILURE OR REFUSAL TO ACT" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE OBLIGATIONS CONCERNING THOSE DUTIES, SIGNIFIES AN INABILITY TO HOLD THE OFFICE WHICH IS NOW BEING HELD.

Danette Chavis
52,685 supporters