Federal Prisoners

 

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 »


Melissa Trigg

Melissa 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 possession… Read more »


Sherman Chester

Sherman received a life-without-parole sentence when he was 27 years old for his involvement in a drug conspiracy. Because of his two prior drug possession convictions and the federal three-strikes mandatory sentencing law, Sherman’s judge couldn’t hand down a sentence that fit the crime, but on Dec. 18, 2015, President Obama commuted Sherman’s life sentence. He… 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. In 2011, three days before Christmas, 23 year-old Ashley Renee Keeton was worrying about… 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 »