Name: Lenora Logan #11733-424
Will live: Joliet, IL
Charges: Conspiracy to distribute and sell crack cocaine
Sentence: LIFE reduced to 30 years on appeal and then resent 2 pt reduction to 27 years.
Served to date: 18 years
Started Sentence: 9-9-1999
Priors: Possession of parafilyna, solicitation, and prostitution
Prison Conduct: Clear
Clemency status: Denied
Supporters: Mom, Children, brothers and sisters also staff at Carswell. Saved a staff life and have letters from Captain, Chaplin, Medical Department, CAN-DO Foundation, Families for Justice as Healing, the LOHM
Prison Address: Lenora Logan #11733-424 transferring to Pekin
Accomplishments: Nursing, Physical Therapy, Call Center Operator, Computer Technology, Hospice, Suicide Watch, Spanish, Financial Peace, Business Plan Writing, Communications College Class through St. Louise University.
According to Lenora,
After 17 years, 3 months, and 23 days of incarceration, not only have I been punished for the crimes I’ve committed, but so has my family. We have the tendency to not to look at all the consequences of the things we do when we do them, as to all it would hurt. I have hurt my family a lot by the things I have done in the past. It took my away from my children at the time when they needed me the most as teenagers. The times
where I should have been molding them and helping them to become the men and women in a
positive environment, but instead I cheated them out of 17 years of my life and left them to raise themselves, which was not the best way. I also left a mother, who is ill, to do what I should have been doing which was raising my children and becoming young men and women. I’ve had a vast amount of time to think and reflect on the lives that I have ruined and the ones that I have left behind. In this length of time, I have learned a lot about integrity, responsibility, and how to be a good role model, not just for my family but also for society.
In the process of me being incarcerated, I have one child on drugs, one child with five children and sense of responsibility or the knowledge on how to raise them. All together, I have 11 grand-children, and I also have a mother that’s living alone with dementia who needs my presence badly. It is time to break the vicious cycle of incarceration in my family’s life, and to not jus teach but show my children and my grand-children how to be a positive role model in society. I need this opportunity not to just be with my family, but to save my family from this cycle of imprisonment. If given this opportunity it would not be taken lightly nor in vain, but instead, it would be used to give back to society, not only to save my children’s lives but others, from going down the same path that I did.