President Obama Grants Commutations!

Post Date: December 19, 2013

CommutationsToday, the FAMM office is a joyous place — President Obama has granted commutations (sentence reductions) to eight people, including FAMM members Stephanie George, Reynolds WintersmithClarence Aaron and Ezell Gilbert. Clarence, Stephanie and Reynolds were all serving life without parole sentences for drug offenses and have spent decades behind bars. 

There’s a lot of work to do, but we’re taking a moment to celebrate the fact that these men and women won’t die in prison for their nonviolent crimes. 

— Kate Taylor, Case Research Director

9 Responses to “President Obama Grants Commutations!”

  1. Argie Martinez

    Congratulations FAMM! Great job and thanks for making the difference for prisoners! We continue to pray and hope Congress will favor prison reform.
    Thanks.

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  2. Kimberly Hebron

    Thank you for taking time with the minimum mandatory sentence PLEASE make this pass for my brother, he is serving ten years in Cumberland Maryland. HAPPY Holidays

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  3. Cisaley Maestro

    Thanks I really hope that this happens Im a mother of 7 and I need my husband home to support his family..I have my fingers and toes cross that something happens soon.Thanks

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  4. candies

    Thank you President Obama A step in the right direction, Just dont stop. I, we need our men home

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  5. Janice Thomas

    Thank you so much President Obama for having a heart and taking the time out to look into passing this law. I have a brother that’s been in for almost 7 years and he was given 22 years and a hand full of family and friends.I pray that congress hurry up and sign.

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  6. Brent's sister

    Thank you Mr. President for your compassion…PLEASE…please send my brother home next..his family misses & needs him.

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  7. rickey george

    I have read some of the stories online about the the Florida gun laws and what they are doing to people only trying to defend themselves. I support what you are doing, and I pray that Congress and President Obama will do something soon. My real hope is that President Obama could issue an executive order before he leaves office, getting rid of these laws for good. I witness for myself inmates in Colorado going to prison some for urinating in public while intoxicated, and being sentence to 5 years to Life because someone witness the act, and it was considered a sex crime. It’s really sad when this happens to a teen who didn’t realize what they where doing was a serious crime that would distroy their lives. I support all that you are doing and I will give on you website. I also need info on Orville Lee Wollard, Erik Weyant, Ronald Thompson, and Marissa Alexander; I would like to write to them if at all possible. I also would like any info that you can give me on how I could write to Trayvon Martin’s Mother. Thanks Rickey

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  8. DAWN COOPER RAPP

    I HAVE 2 DAUGHTERS IN FEDERAL PRISON DUE TO CONSPIRACY. I THINK THEY REALLY GOT THE WRONG END OF THE DEAL WHEN THEY GOT SENTENCED. MY ONE DAUGHTER GOT 5.5 YEARS AND 8 YRS ON PAPERS I THINK THE JUDGE IS SETTING HER UP FOR FAILURE BUT I WILL NOT ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN, AND MY OTHER DAUGHTER GOT 36 MONTHS AND 4 YRS ON PAPERS. I THINK OBAMA NEEDS TO GET OFF HIS ASS AND LOOK INTO THESE SENTENCING GUIDELINES. WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO DRINK AND DRIVE AND KILL PEOPLE AND THEY GET LESS TIME, OR PEOPLE WHO RAPE CHILDREN OR FEMALES AND GET LESS TIME THEN PEOPLE WHO SELL DRUGS. I AM HOPING THAT THEY CAN PASS THIS NEW LAW ABOUT THE 2. GUIDELINE REDUCTION. IF IT WAS FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE CONGRESS OR PRESIDENT, ETC THEY WOULDNT EVEN GET THE TIME MY DAUGHTERS GOD. I PRAY THINGS CAN CHANGE, PEOPLE WHO KILL OTHER PEOPLE OR PRAY ON CHILDREN ARE THE ONES WHO DESERVE THIS TIME IN JAIL. PLEASE HEKP TO GET THESE LAWS PASSED TO HELP THESE FEMALES COME HOME TO THERE KIDS, I KNOW THIS HAS BEEN A LESSON LEARNED FOR MY GIRLS AND THEY WILL COME HOME AND START A WHOLE NEW LIFE FOR THE BETTER. MY GIRLS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HARD WORKERS AND HELD A JOB SINCE THEY WERE 13 YEARS OLD. THANK YOU OBAMA WE NEED UR HELP

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