Federal Prisoners

 

Paul Fields

Categorized as a “Career Offender” because of prior nonviolent offenses, Paul Fields was sentenced to 15½ in federal prison on one count of growing marijuana. Happily, his sentence was commuted by President Obama in December 2016. He will be released in the fall of 2017. “Designed to punish the most recalcitrant recidivists, in reality the Career… Read more »


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 »


Melissa Trigg

Melissa Trigg received a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and an additional five-year mandatory minimum sentence for possessing a gun at the same time. In August of 2006, Melissa Trigg entered Bryan Federal Prison Camp to begin serving 15 years for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and… Read more »


Lisa Lorentz

Lisa, a first-time offender, received a 151-month sentence for meth possession and her limited involvement in the conspiracy that her boyfriend operated. She received more prison time than the supplier. Her sentence was reduced to 121 months on June 29, 2015, thanks to drugs minus two retroactivity. Lisa grew up in a nice suburb outside… Read more »


Ashley Keeton

Ashley, a first-time offender, received a mandatory five-year prison sentence for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana. Her mistake was agreeing to make a single delivery for a drug dealer so she could afford Christmas presents for her children. UPDATE: Ashley was released in February 2017. In 2011, three days before Christmas, 23… Read more »


Ronald J. Evans

UPDATE: On August 3, 2016, President Obama commuted Ronald’s sentence. Ronald was 19 years old when he was sentenced to life in prison for conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine, and crack. Drugs minus two retroactivity reduced his sentence to 30 years in 2015.  Ronald Evans was just 16 years old when he… Read more »


Weldon Angelos

Weldon was serving 55 years in federal prison for three counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and various charges related to marijuana trafficking. He was released on May 31, 2016, after a federal court granted him a reduction in sentence. Learn more from the Washington Post. UPDATE: In this… Read more »