Former Prisoners


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 »

Barbra Scrivner

Barbra was addicted to meth as early as high school, and later, when she was struggling to support her daughter, her incarcerated husband encouraged her to sell meth for his friends. Although she claims she ended her ties with the conspiracy as soon as she earned enough to pay her bills – and that her… Read more »

Michael Keating

In 2007, Michael was sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison for manufacturing a substance or mixture containing methamphetamine. He’d allowed an acquaintance to cook methamphetamine on his property, and although the wastewater that police found contained less than one gram of meth, his lengthy sentence reflected the entire 2,718.9-gram weight of the… Read more »

Bonnie DiToro

Bonnie was sentenced to 15 years in prison for trafficking cocaine, even though it was her drug-dealing boyfriend who facilitated the sale that got them arrested. “I got into trouble because I was a drug user, not a drug dealer,” Bonnie explains. “I needed help.” Bonnie was released in 2012 after serving 14 years of… Read more »

David Mosby

In 1991, David was sentenced to 40 years in prison for his involvement in a methamphetamine conspiracy. Although he was only involved in the scheme for a few months, he was held accountable for the entire quantity of meth estimated to have been distributed during the five-year conspiracy. An appellate court felt compelled to uphold… Read more »

Donel Marcus Clark

Donel was sentenced to 35 years in prison as a first-time offender for his role in a nonviolent crack cocaine conspiracy. President Obama granted him a commutation on March 31, 2015, and he was released on July 28, 2015. Donel Marcus Clark has already served more than two decades of a 35-year prison sentence for his involvement in… Read more »

Clarence Aaron

Clarence was sentenced to life without parole as a first-time offender after he introduced an old high school football teammate to a college classmate whose brother was a drug dealer. He was present for a drug transaction and another attempted transaction, and he received $1,500. When the federal government busted the drug conspiracy, Clarence was… Read more »