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.

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Ashley Keeton

In 2011, three days before Christmas, 23 year-old Ashley Renee Keeton was worrying about being able to put toys under the tree for her four young children. Wanting to make some quick cash to buy gifts, she decided to take a risk—she agreed to deliver a large quantity of marijuana for a drug dealer she… Read more »


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Michael Keating

Michael Keating grew up in rural Missouri at a time when the state was considered to be the “meth capital” of the United States. After graduating from high school, Michael became an electronics technician, but in a town plagued by methamphetamine use, he became addicted to the drug by the time he was 20. Despite… Read more »


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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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