State Prisoners


Scott Earle

A first-time offender, Scott received a 25-year prison sentence for acting as a middleman between a painkiller supplier and an undercover police officer who told Scott she was experiencing back pain. Scott began using painkillers after a sports injury when he was a teenager. After being in several car accidents, his dependence on the medication… Read more »

Marissa Alexander

Marissa was sentenced to a mandatory 20-year prison term under Florida’s 10-20-Life law for firing a warning shot to scare off her abusive husband. Even the law’s author seemed to think the sentence was inappropriate. In 2014, however, her sentence was overturned, and in 2015, Marissa was released after three years of incarceration, receiving two… Read more »

Robert Anger

Twenty-two years old and selling drugs to finance his drug addiction, Robert was arrested during a drug transaction, along with the supplier. The supplier fled before trial, and Robert received a mandatory 15-year sentence for trafficking over 200 grams of cocaine, based solely on the weight of the cocaine. At sentencing, Judge Judd J. Carhart… Read more »

Eric K. Arthur

Eric was working as a pharmacist when a customer and his wife offered to start paying him hundreds of dollars for each false painkiller prescription he filled. He agreed so he could provide for his relatives in Ghana, and he is now serving a mandatory 25-year sentence for conspiracy to traffic 28 grams or more… Read more »

Todd Hannigan

Following years of addiction and stints behind bars, in 2009, Todd went to a park and tried to end his life with a handful of Vicodin and alcohol. For that, he is now serving 15 years in prison for trafficking between 14 to 28 grams of hydrocodone, even though he demonstrated no intention of selling… Read more »

Atiba Parker

Atiba was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder at age 24 and started selling small amounts of crack so he could purchase marijuana for self-medication. He is serving a 42-year prison sentence for two counts of sale of cocaine and one count of possession. Bounced around facilities, Atiba does not have adequate access to his psychiatric medication…. Read more »

David Lee Sanchez

David was only 14 when he first started selling marijuana to support his own habit. At 18, he and his uncle were arrested for dealing, and David’s uncle blamed David for everything. He received the mandatory 18 years and nine months to 23 years and three months for conspiracy to traffic and trafficking methamphetamine. David… Read more »