Federal Prisoners



Robyn Hamilton

Robyn Hamilton used drugs and had “bad thinking,” in her words, and she was caught up in a drug conspiracy that netted her a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years. The judge in her trial did not want to sentence her as he was compelled to. “Just so the record is clear, if the – if… Read more »

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Jeffrey Woods

When police found drugs in his car and arrested him, Jeff finally found the strength to clean up his act and get sober while he was out on bond. Sentenced to nearly six years, Jeff is working hard in prison to stay sober and help other men find the peace that he has found. “I… Read more »

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Paul Fields

Categorized as a “Career Offender” because of prior nonviolent offenses, Paul Fields is now serving a 15½-year sentence in federal prison on one count of growing marijuana. His daughter was an infant when he went to prison, and she will be 14 when he is released.   “Designed to punish the most recalcitrant recidivists, in reality… Read more »


Charceil Kellam

UPDATE: On August 3, 2016, President Obama commuted Charceil’s sentence. Charceil is serving life without parole – reduced from two life sentences plus 30 years – for conspiracy to distribute, distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. Judge Glen E. Conrad said the mandatory sentence was “out of proportion” to the circumstances of her case…. Read more »

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Jaquale Clark

After making drug deliveries for her boyfriend, Jaquale received a mandatory 10-year sentence for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base. Because she and her daughter’s father were codefendants, her daughter has two parents in prison. When Jaquale Clark pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine in 2012, she knew… Read more »

Alton Mills

Alton Mills

Alton was 25 years old when he received a mandatory life-without-parole sentence for conspiracy to traffic crack and powder cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, and use of a telephone to commit a drug crime. President Obama commuted Alton’s sentence on December 18, 2015, and he will be released in 2016. “Alton has… Read more »

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Shirley Schmitt

Shirley is serving a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence for her role in a methamphetamine conspiracy – which never sold a single ounce of the drug for profit and was only created to feed her addiction. For more than 50 years, Shirley Schmitt lived a quiet, serene life, raising her daughter and training horses on an Iowa… Read more »