Federal Prisoners


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113th Congress is Over, But Sentencing Reform Isn’t

Well, it’s over. On December 16, Congress voted to finish its work for the year and adjourn. Then, members of Congress took to the skies and flew back home for the holidays. Here’s what this means for federal sentencing reform: The bad news: All the federal sentencing reform and good time credit bills we have… Read more »

Barbara Scrivner

Barbara Scrivner

On December 17, 2014, President Obama granted Barbara a commutation (reduction of sentence).  Throughout her life, Barbara suffered abuse at the hands of the men in her life.  After her parents divorced, her mother’s new boyfriend gave seven-year-old Barbara marijuana and let his friend molest her. A string of relationships with abusive men followed and Barbara… Read more »


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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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 »

Weldon Angelos

Weldon Angelos

Weldon Angelos is serving a mandatory 55 years in prison for selling a few pounds of marijuana while possessing a firearm – a sentence so extreme that his judge, unable to go below the mandatory minimum, called on the president to commute Weldon’s sentence. Barring such a presidential commutation, taxpayers will spend over $1.5 million… Read more »


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 »


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 »