Please sign Angela Wright’s clemency petition:
Name: Angela C. Wright #: 12118-017
Marital Status: Single
Children: One son, Brad Moore, Jr.
Sentence: 30 years, 4 months
Date Sentence Started: 2/24/2007
Years served: 11
Release Date: 3/2026
Charge(s): 21 USC 841 and 846: Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute more than 5 kilograms of a mixture and substance containing cocaine and more than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base.
Priors: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana and Misdemeanor Theft at age 19.
Prison Conduct: Clear record.
Angela’s security level was decreased to “out custody” which qualifies her to live at a camp.
Institution: FMC LEXINGTON
FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTER
P.O. BOX 14525
LEXINGTON, KY 40512
Clemency Status: President Obama denied commutation twice in both 10/2015 and 1/2017 for no known reason.
Supporters: Senator Cory Booker, and Congressman Bobby Scott, CAN-DO Foundation, The LOHM, Families for Justice as Healing. Parents and family members, Pastor Gregory Pollard and family at Enon Ministries; host of relatives and friends.
Prison Accomplishments: Organize and assist with religious services, mentor other prisoners and tutor for those studying for their GED and volunteer for the recreation holiday activities and unit events.
Courses Completed: I have completed a number of personal education courses, wellness courses, creative writing and a wide selection of business management course.
According to Angela:
I was involved in a conspiracy by brokering cocaine deals, counting money, sometimes transporting money to Atlanta from FL and AL, and occasionally introducing buyers to my then boyfriend and cousin (suppliers). Others who were involved in this conspiracy including my then boyfriend were already in prison and looking to receive a sentence reduction for their cooperation so they testified against me in exchange for lesser sentences for themselves.
I had a jury trial with a retained attorney, Clifford Davis. I received 364 months because I was attributed with 76 kilos of cocaine. The jury only convicted me of 5 or more kilos but at sentencing I was held responsible for anything anyone said they received from me or because of me.
I was never on any wiretaps or surveillance nor did I make any undercover sales. I was convicted solely on “ghost dope”. Ghost dope is dope that is not present but is what someone says they purchased from you or because of you. At sentencing the judge asked, “What if we give her a level 32? How much time would that be? Or a level 34?” But in the end he gave me a level 36 with a three point enhancement for a management role. I received 1 point each for the misdemeanors and a 2 point enhancement because while on probation for the misdemeanor possession of marijuana I was still brokering cocaine deals. It is against the law to be involved in illegal activity while on probation regardless if you successfully complete it or not. I received more time than anyone else in the conspiracy but did much, much less. To date, everyone has been released from prison including my boyfriend, but most of them have returned to prison on new drug charges.
Why Angela deserves clemency:
Growing up I was always told “the mind is a terrible thing to waste.” To myself I would say, “I will never waste my mind.” I loved school, reading, and writing. However, that’s exactly what I did the day I made the worst decision of my life to broker cocaine deals; I wasted my mind.
That worst decision of my life also turned out to be a life altering decision. On the downside I lost my freedom and the ability to be present to raise my only son. My identity was now an 8 digit number and life as I knew up to 30 years of age was now foreign to me. Strangers replaced family, dorms replaced homes, the track replaced tranquility, visits took on the meaning of family vacations and the microwave equated to home cooked meals.
On the upside I’ve learned valuable lessons that no classroom or university could ever teach. Not only do I know how to set appropriate boundaries with people, family included, but also I have learned the value of “no”. “No” doesn’t always feel good but it is necessary to understand and appreciate “yes. ”
These 9 + years haven’t been anywhere near easy, but I have purchased a priceless education, courtesy of my freedom. I can truly say I am a better mother, daughter, sister, and friend. What I perceived to be the greatest lost of my life has, in turn, been the greatest gain thus far outside of giving birth to my wonderful son.
Providing light to others in this dark environment keep me going when my mind says “give up.” With every obstacle and hurdle I’ve overcome in these 9 + years I’m equipped to be a better individual, challenge my mind, and provide insight to others who are headed in the direction I chose close to a decade earlier. You might not ever know how it feels to be stripped naked . . . and I’m not speaking in terms of the removal of your clothes, but of the nakedness of life. EVERYTHING – from your identity to your integrity! I do, and I have never been more ready and equipped to put my clothes back on and walk straight back into my destiny. I can assure you when I’m given a second chance I WILL NOT need a third!
Future Plans: Following release I plan to have my book published. While seeking a publisher I will look for employment at a private school or daycare. Private institutions have the discretion to hire who they chose as long as the person does not have any charges/convictions of harming children. I have a college degree in Early Childhood Education. I plan to live in GA with my mother and son. My entire family and church family will give me moral and emotional support following my release. I plan to give back to my community by mentoring and tutoring children who are struggling in school and life and who come from poverty stricken communities.
I want become a motivational speaker and seek training to become a life coach. I also have a goal I will achieve to create a non-profit organization, gearing its efforts toward children whose parents are incarcerated. Most of all I want to volunteer to help prisoners who are left behind. Once a person goes through the trauma of being incarcerated, there is no way their heart is not filled with compassion to help others obtain their freedom.