In 1997, Natasha was arrested in her husband’s cocaine base conspiracy. She was sentenced to 15 years, 8 months in federal prison. After serving 11 years with an impeccable record, Natasha was released on March 3, 2008. Her sentence had been reduced under the crack retroactivity amendment. Natasha's sentencing judge signed the papers to free her the very day the reforms went into effect.
Today, Natasha is living with her fiancé in North Carolina. She is enrolled in a full-time business administration college program and just made the Dean's List. She She is excelling both academically and personally and plans to open up a home for youth transitioning out of juvenile detention facilities. Natasha is an extremely optimistic person who credits her faith and her family for supporting her resilient spirit and successful transition home.
Natasha calls March 3rd “my New Years Day.” She says, “I appreciate so much what FAMM has done…The day when I got released…that’s the day I got a new lease on life.” She hopes that her story of success can touch at least one person’s heart and encourage them never to give up hope.