Nancy Ferneau – 25 years

Nancy Ferneau – 25 years

 

nancy-ferenauName: Nancy E.Ferneau,
DOB: 2/27/52
Race: Caucasian
Age: 64
Children: 2 daughters; Tina R.Estabrook, and Alicia K.Estabrook
Grandchildren: Tina has 3 boys and 1 girl, Alicia has 2 boys, total 6 grandchildren,
State Raised: Seattle ,Wash.
Tried: Bismarck, No. Dak. that is where I lived for the last 12 yrs,
Charge: Conspiracy to sell, manufacture and distribute meth. and marijuana
Sentenced: Dec.18,2003
Sentence: 25 yrs.
Served: 13 years
Started my sentence in 2003 at Bismarck jail, then to Dublin , Cal. for 1-3 months, then to Carswell in Texas for the remaining time
Release date: Was Nov.30, 2026 – now2021
Clemency status: … I received a letter and case number from OPA.  They are working on my clemency and the CP14 is working on it also, I received a letter from Jamie Lau at DUKE University stating that she was assigned to my case, from the Law Dept. at DUKE. Denied.
Institution:  Carswell Medical Center
MEDIA ABOUT NANCY FERNEAU:
Nancy was in the Influence on 11/14/2016 “Let Me Not Die Here”—For Drug-War Prisoners Like Nancy, Time Is Running Out to Receive Clemency From Obama and Raw Story 
Nancy was in Washington Post on 11/22/2016 65-year-old nonviolent offender: ‘I don’t think any of us have a chance’ under Trump
Please sign Nancy’s change.org clemency petition and share with others.

According to Nancy:

I am 64 yrs.old and I have been locked up for 13 yrs. I was indicted on conspiracy charges because one of the co-conspirators said I “knew what was going on.”   The U.S.Attorney offerred me 8 years, but I went to trial and therefore received 25 years instead.

Nancy with her sisters

Nancy with her sisters

I found out after I was sentences that my public defender Ross Espeseth, was a Divorce, Will and Probate lawyer and I was his first big felony and Federal criminal case.

I realize that I made bad choices in who I had for friends, but that shouldn’t cost me 25 yrs. of my life. I just had a kidney removed for cancer, a breast lumpectomy and radiation for cancer, and I have had over 12 surgeries on my back , neck, knees, [plus a replacement], thyroid, and other body parts.  I also have Rhuematoid and Osteo Arthritis and suffered a stroke.  My medical issues are numerous which will limit my ability to work , but if I am granted my freedom early I will live near my family instead of sitting here slowly dying.  I am determined to be a productive member of society.
If I hadn’t been in such a small town and hadn’t been so sure that if you’re innocent , you’ll be found Not Guilty, I wouldn’t have spent these last 13 years locked up for “knowing what was going on”. If I had known the Feds always find you guilty, I would have taken their 8 yr.offer and would have been home by now.

All I can do is ask President Obama to give me a chance to live free again instead of probably dying in prison.

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