More Prisoner Profiles

There is no shortage of stories of the lives that have been deeply affected by rigid mandatory minimum sentencing laws. FAMM highlights the human costs of these laws by sharing prison profiles. Read through the profiles below and judge for yourself whether these sentences seem fair.

Bonnie-DiToro

Bonnie DiToro

In 1995, Bonnie was living overseas with her family when her husband, an Army Special Forces officer, suffered a fatal heart attack. Depressed and suicidal, she returned to Massachusetts with her two children. She began abusing cocaine and soon started dating her dealer, who sold drugs to subsidize his own addiction. In 1996, an undercover… Read more »


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David Mosby

David Mosby is serving 40 years in prison for his involvement in a methamphetamine offense — his first conviction. Twenty-five years into his sentence, David has remained actively involved in the lives of his daughter and two sons, now grown and with children of their own. David lost both of his parents early in childhood… Read more »


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Donel Marcus Clark

Donel Marcus Clark has already served two decades of a 35-year prison sentence for his involvement in a nonviolent drug conspiracy – his first and only offense. During his time in prison, Donel has maintained a perfect disciplinary record, earned outstanding work reviews, taken numerous classes and worked hard to better himself. He has also… Read more »


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Edward Young

When Edward Young agreed to help his recently widowed neighbor sell some of her late husband’s effects, he had no idea that it would lead to a 15 year mandatory prison sentence. His troubles started two decades earlier when, as a young man, he committed a series of small time burglaries and served some time… Read more »


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Ronald J. Evans

Ronald Evans was just 16 years old when he joined the conspiracy that would result in his being sentenced to life in prison. Raised by a single mother in a Virginia public housing project, Ronald had difficulty in school, and, as a young teenager, began getting into fights and associating with drug dealers in his… Read more »


 


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