Read about Crystal’s story in Vice News.
Crystal Munoz #79319-180
Children: 2 daughters
Race: Native American (Navajo)
Charge: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 1000 kilograms or more of marijuana
Sentence: 19 years 10 months
Served: 10 years
Sentenced: January 24, 2008
Grew up: Sanders, Arizona (Indian Reservation)
Tried: Midland, Texas
Will live: Andrews, Texas
Priors: 2 misdemeanors for simple possession – 1 yr probation
Incidents: misuse of a phone;
Accomplishments: Change program (1yr) Life Connection Program(18m) victim impact, hospice volunteer, 40hour rdap, took course for Personal fitness trainer
Clemency Petition: Denied
Institution: FMC Carswell
P.O. Box 27137
Fort Worth, TX 76127
Sign Crystal’s petition on change.org
What Clemency Would Mean to Me:
I am totally relying on mercy and compassion, I have little words that can add to express what is obvious. My whole heart is leaning toward expressing gratitude towards the President and his office for doing such a commendable work for so many families. I can only hope and pray that I would be one of the recipients of such a great gift of mercy.
I was pregnant when I was indicted and just had my oldest daughter about 4 months prior, so I was in custody during the birth of our second daughter. Our son would be 17 years old this year, but choked to death at school when he was 5 yrs old.
Receiving clemency would alter my whole future, and the future of my spouse and children…and not to mention my other family members, who sacrifice their time to help take care of my children… it means that I can be a mother to my children and a wife to my husband. I can be there to feed them and take them to school, and help raise them. To help with daily and financial responsibilities. It would mean that they would have their mom present in their lives, verses absent until they are nearly full grown… my growing family would know me and me them. My parents and grandparents would have my support as they grow old. It would mean the world to me, and to them, I would be grateful for the rest of my life for this type of mercy being shown on our behalf.