Top 25 Men Deserving Clemency

CAN-DO Top 25 Men Deserving Clemency

Rufus Rochelle – Serving 40 years - Name: Rufus Rochell DOB: 10-9-51 Age: 67 Race: Black Raised: Florida Tried: Northern District of Florida (Gainesville Division) Will live: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Charges: Conspiracy with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of Crack and possession with intent of the same amount, and obstruction of Justice: Charges: Trial Sentence:…
Seth Cox – 25 years reduced to 21 years 10 months - Name: Seth Cox  # 13715-026 Race: White Marital Status: Single Age: 37 Children: 1 Daughter (age 17) State Raised: Illinois State Charged: Illinois Will live: Illinois Charge: Conspiracy to manufacture & possession with intent to distribute meth. Sentence: Originally 300 months, after Amendment 782 (2014) of all drugs minus two points,…
Richard “Dickey” Lynn – LIFE - Name: Richard “Dickey” Lynn DOB: July 17, 1954 Age: 64 Race: White Raised: In the Fabulous Florida Keys Tried: In the Southern District of Alabama (Mobile Division) Will live: In the Florida Keys w/nephew Justin Charges: Conspiracy to Import/Poss Cocaine Trial: Went to Trial Sentence: 7 Concurrent Life Sentences Sentenced…
Charles “Duke” Tanner – 30 years – First time offender - Please sign Tanner’s change.org petition  Name: Charles Tanner #08020-027 DOB: June 9, 1980 Age: 38 Race: African American Raised: Indiana Tried: Indiana Will live: Indiana Charges: 5 Kilos or more of powder cocaine Sentence:Two life sentences reduced to 30 years in 2017 per a 2 pt reduction in the Sentencing Guidelines. Sentenced on: May 2009…
Maurice Clifton Sr. 33 years 4 months - Please sign Maurice Clifton’s change.org petition Name: Maurice Clifton Sr. #28332077 DOB: June 24, 1965 Age: 53 Raised: Mound Bayou, Mississippi Tried: Northern District of Mississippi Will Live: Mound Bayou, Mississippi Charges: Trial ( 18 U.S.C. 1956(a)(1) (A) (i) Money Laundering – $2,500.00)(21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1) Aiding and Abetting the sale…
Lawrence McCarroll – 33 years - Sign Lawrence’s change.org petition Name: Lawrence McCarroll Age: 45 Race: Black Raised: Illinois Tried: Illinois Will live: Wisconsin Charges: Conspiracy drug charges; money laundering charge Trial/plea: went to trial Sentence: 33 years Served: 23 years Release date: July 2023 Priors: Driving w/o a license Prison conduct: Excellent Current Federal Prison:…
David Barren – Serving LIFE – Received Clemency on 1/19/17 - Please sign David Barren’s change.org petition and share with your network.  Help us bring David home to his family. David Barren’s sentence was commuted from LIFE to 30 years. This is shocking because so many men with multiple prior convictions received a full commutation who engaged in major drug trafficking.…
America's longest serving marijuana prisoner, Antonio Bascaro, incarcerated since 1980! Antonio Bascaro – Serving LIFE for pot – Served 38 years - Antonio is #1 because he has served more time for pot than anyone in the nation. Please sign the change.org petition requesting clemency for Antonio Bascoro  Antonio Bascaro, #03846-021 Children: Daughter, Aicha Bascaro 3 Children 8 Grandchildren Date of Birth: 10/22/1934 Age: 83 Offense:  Conspiracy to Import and Distribute Marijuana Sentence: 70…
Leopoldo Hernandez-Miranda – Serving Life for Pot - Leopoldo is in hospice and due to his poor health, will probably not be released. He should not die in prison but we fear this will be his fate unless there is mercy. Leopoldo Hernandez-Miranda NAME: Leopoldo Hernandez-Miranda 81659-071 SENTENCE: Life Without Parole AGE: 78 SERVED: Over 23 years Sentenced: 1993 INSTITUTION: FMC…
Michael Pelletier – Serving Life for Pot - Michael Pelletier is Serving Life for Pot – Please sign his petition on Change.org Michael Pelletier, #11109-036 Age: 62 Offense:  Conspiracy to Import and Distribute Marijuana Sentence: Life without parole Incarcerated Since: 2006 Served: 12. years Raised: Madawaska, Maine Tried: Banghor Maine Will live: with brother Dave in Florida. Priors:  two…
Clemency for William Underwood – Life Without Parole - Please sign the Change.org petition to free William Underwood.  Name: William Underwood #04849-016 DOB: December 9, 1953 Age: 64 Children: 4 children, 3 grandchildren Charge: RICO, RICO Conspiracy, 21 USC §846 (he completed this part of his sentence in 2008) and Life without parole on 21 USC §848(a) Continuing Criminal…
John Knock – Serving Life for Pot - I was arrested in 1996 and charged with conspiracy. I stood trial in 2000. I was found guilty of three conspiracy charges. It was a dry conspiracy developed by a reverse sting operation. The courts were allowed to charge “perceived” amounts at the time of my trial. I have been incarcerated for 18 years as a result of this conviction. I have been separated from my family for 20 years (2 yrs. at large and 18 yrs. in prison). I have watched our son grow from 3 into a young man of 23, through telephone calls and prison visiting rooms.
James Williams – Life Without Parole - Name: James F. Williams, a/k/a “JW” DOB: 6-17-1947 Race: African American Marital Status: Married Age: 71 Children: 6 Grandchildren: 15 State you are from: Illinois State where you were charged: Illinois Charges: Count 1 = 21 U.S.C. Section 841(a)(1) & 846 Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Cocaine Base Count 2 =…
Pedro Moreno – LIFE FOR POT - Please sign Pedro’s change.org petition.  Name: Pedro Moreno #71498-079 DOB: Jan. 8 1960 Race: Hispanic Marital Status: widowed. Age: 58 Children: 5 Grandchildren: 3 State raised: Texas State charged: Texas Will live: Roma, Texas Charge: Conspiracy with intent to distribute 1000 kilograms of marijuana, money laundering Sentence: LIFE Served to date: 21…
Ricardo Riojas – Life for pot - Please sign Ricardo Riojas’ change.org petition Name: Ricardo Riojas DOB: 10/27/1942 Race: Hispanic Marital Status: Married Age: 75 Children: Five daughters (one deceased) ages 50, 45, 43 and 36 Grandchildren: 11 2 granddaughters 9 grandsons State raised: Texas State charged: Texas Will release: Laredo Texas Charge: Conspiracy to commit money…
Michael Montalvo – LIFE without parole - Name: Michael Montalvo #87224-012 Race: Human – Caucasian Marital Status: Married Age: 72 Children: Two daughters, Alexis 33, Rebecca 28 Grandchildren: Three Grandchildren Raised:  Los Angeles, CA until 10, then Wash DC Tried: Northern District of California Will live: Magalia, CA Charge: Continuing criminal enterprise in 1982 to 1986, non-violent, no firearms, no…
Craig Cesal – 1st offender – Serving Life for Pot - My offense conduct is limited to the repair of trucks damaged when marijuana had been smuggled within the structure of the truck, I never bought, sold, used, aided and abetted, nor participated in any marijuana activity; I only provided repair support for truck drivers who did so.
Ismael Lira – Life for pot - Please sign Ismael Lira’s change.org petition Name: Ismael Lira #45946-180 Age: 40 Race: American. Mom Was Born in Del Rio, Dad in Mexico. Raised: Texas Tried: Texas Will live: Del Rio Charged: Conspiracy Sentence: Life without parole Sentenced on: October 23, 2006 Served: 15 years Priors: None Prison Conduct: Exceptional Clemency status: Denied…
Ferrell Scott – LIFE for marijuana - Washington Post covers the story of Ferrell Scott’s shocking clemency denial! Ferrell Scott in Raw Story Please sign Ferrell Scott’s petition to support his clemency.     Name: Ferrell Damon Scott #27797177 DOB: January 2nd, 1963 Race: Black Marital Status: Single Children: Skyler Scott, Serrell Scott, and Shamaiya Scott Grandchildren:…
Euka Wadlington – LIFE -   Name: Euka Wadlington #10296-424 DOB: Feb , 1966 Race: African American Marital Status: Single Age: 52 Children: 5 Grandchildren: 3 State Raised: Illinois State Charged: Iowa Will release: Chicago, IL Charge: Non-violent crack conspiracy/attempt delivery Served to date: 19 years Started Sentence: May 10, 1999 Priors: 2 Prison Conduct:…
John Bolen – Life without parole – First Offender - Name: John T. Bolen Age: 46 Race: Asian/white Raised: Palm Bay, Florida Tried: Southern Florida Will live: Melbourne, Florida Charges: Conspiracy to import 5 or more kilos, attempt to import 5 or more kilos, conspiracy to possess 5 or more kilos, possession with intent to possess 5 or more kilos Trial/plea:  Trial…
Luke Scarmazzo – 21.8 years for Medical Marijuana - Luke’s co-defendant, Ricardo Montes received clemency. They were charged together and are co-defendants.   Please sign this petition supporting Luke’s clemency on change.org  Luke Scarmazzo # 63131-097 DOB: 1980 Age: 37 Race: White Raised: California Tried: Went to trial in the Eastern District of California Will live: Modesto, California Children:…
Blake Stover – 60 years - Please sign Blake’s petition on change.org Name: Blake Hankins Stover #14586064 DOB: 9/8/1960 Race: Caucasian Marital Status: Single Age: 57 Children: One Charge: Conspiracy to manufacture, possess with intent to distribute, and distribute, in excess of 50 grams of methamphetamine, in excess of 500 grams of a mixture of methamphetamine,…
Marcus Paige – 1st Offender – 25 years – NFL Support - Washington Examiner focuses on the compelling case of Marcus Paige supported by his uncle and NFL former football player Anthony Paige. Name: Marcus A Paige #34614007 Age: 38 Race: Black Male Raised: Washington, DC Tried: Washington, DC Will Live: Silver Spring, Md Charges: 2nd Degree Murder Extraordinary Circumstances: See letter below…
Wilfredo Barrios – Life Without Parole - Wilfredo Barrios is Serving LIFE for Drugs – Please sign his Change.org petition Name: Wilfredo Barrios #: 21080-112 DOB: 4/16/63 Age: 55 Race: Hispanic Raised: in Guatemala until he was 18 years old when he arrived in the United States Tried: went to trial in the Southern District of Indiana…
Corvain Cooper – Life for Pot - Please sign Corvain Cooper’s change.org petition Corvain Cooper, #643011-112 DOB: 11/2/1979 Age: 38 Children: 2 daughters Residence: California  Charges: Distributing Marijuana; Money Laundering; Trial/Plea: Trial Tried: Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte Sentence: Life Without Parole Incarcerated Since: 2014 Served: 4 years Priors: Possession of Marijuana Institution: In transit – currently at FCI Victorville…
Adam Clausen – 213 Years - Please sign Adam’s Change.org Petition Name: Adam B. Clausen #54213-066 DOB: 11/29/1975 Race: White Marital: Engaged to the most beautiful woman, inside and out. Age: 42 Children: None Grandchildren: None Charges: Hobbs Act Robbery and 924(c) Use of a Firearm Sentence: 213 YEARS Served to Date: 18 years Started Sentence…
Michael Alexander – 22 years 4 months – CP-14 Pending - Please sign Michael’s Change.org petition Name: Michael F. Alexander #33454-060 DOB: Dec. 19, 1963 Children: 3 children : 30, 29 and 11 years old Grandchildren: 5 grandchildren Raised: Cleveland, Ohio Indicted: Cleveland, Ohio Will Live: Cleveland, Ohio Served: 14 years Charges: Poss. w/intent to distribute 3 and 1/2 kilos of…
Robert Shipp – Life Reduced to 30 years - Please sign Robert Shipp’s change.org petition Robert was featured in The Mercy Lottery: A Review of the Obama Administration’s Clemency Initiative by NYU Law School released June 2018; a thesis as a part of master’s project by Raishad M. Hardnett, a journalism student of Columbia University, NY entitled The Inmates Left…
Manuel Soto-Herrera – LIFE reduced to 30 years - Name: Manuel C. Soto-Herrera DOB: 4-7-1960 Race: Hispanic Marital Status: Married Age: 58 Children: 2 Grand Children: 2 Raised: Florida Charge: Alabama, Southern District Will reside: Hinesville, Georgia Charge: 21USC963, 18,USC 2 Conspiracy to import cociane. 21USC846, 18,USC Attempt to posses witd cocaine. Sentence: Life (2) On 4-7-2015  reduced to…
Andrew Cox is serving LIFE for Pot! Andy Cox – Life for Pot - Andy Cox is Serving Life for Pot! Please sign Andy Cox’s change.org petition Name: Andrew Cox, #89487-020 DOB: 7/13/1963 Children: 3 Born and Raised: Vero Beach, Florida Tried: Atlanta, Georgia Will Live: Florida Offense:  Conspiracy to Manufacture Marijuana Sentence: Life plus 2 years Incarcerated Since: 2008 Served: 10 years Priors: 2, for marijuana…
Jerry Vega – 30 years - Please sign Jerry’s change.org petition and watch the video of his daughter Jerri. Name: Jerry Vega 30392-053 DOB: 4-28-55; Age: 63 Nationality: Puerto Rican; Marital Status: Single Children: one daughter – Jerri Vega State from: New York State State Charged: NYS Will Live: New York Charges: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams of cocaine…
Chad Marks – 40 years - Chad wrote a moving letter to President Obama the day after the election. Casey Tolan included Chad’s letter in this article in Fusion.  Chad was included in an Op Ed written by Yale Law Students in Mic, on Dec 30, 2016, which identified numerous worthy applicants who meet all the…
Brian Johnson – Life without parole - Please sign Brian Johnson’s change.org petition Name: Brian Johnson #33822037 Age: 47 years old Race: African American Raised: Baltimore Maryland Case originated: Alexandria Virginia Will live: Atlanta Charges: Conspiracy to launder Money; Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base Trial/plea:  Went to trial Sentence:  Life in prison without…
Aaron Sandusky – 10 Years for State-Legal Medical Marijuana - Aaron Sandusky #63038-112 DOB: 01/08/1970 Marital status: Engaged to Darlene Buenrostro Children: None Charge: Conspiracy to manufacture and Distribute Marijuana Sentence: 10 years Incarcerated Since: 2012 Sentencing Date: 1/07/2012 Will Live: Rancho Cucamonga, CA Priors: DUI Alcohol Incidents: None Achievements: Prior to operating a dispensary, Aaron was successful in the…
Michael David Knight – 17 years 6 months for pot - Michael Knight is serving 17 years for Pot – Please sign his petition on Change.org Name: Michael David Knight # 09943-029 DOB: 7-4-1981 Age: 36 Children: one son, Victor Raised: Cedar Rapids, Iowa Tried: Northern District of Iowa Will Live: Cedar Rapids, Iowa Charge: conspiracy to deliver marijuana and conspiracy to launder…
Charles Scott – 51 years - Sign and share Charles’s Change petition seeking support for clemency: Name: Charles Scott #05917-028 DOB: May 7,1975 Race: African American Marital Status: Single Age: 43 Children: 1 daughter Grandchildren: 1 grandson State raised: Indiana State charged: Indiana Will release: Indianapolis, Indiana Charge: Conspiracy to interfere with commerce and 924 (c) stacking Sentence: 51 years Served to…
Donald Fugitt – 1st offender – 17 years 6 months for pot - Please Sign Donald’s Petition on Change.org Name: Donald Fugitt  #21978078 Race: White DOB:  5-17-1984 Age 34 Children: Three children, 2 girls ages 15&11, and a boy age 4 Raised: Commerce, Texas Tried: Eastern District of Texas Will Live: Commerce, Texas Charge– Conspiracy to Possess with the Intent to Distribute Marijuania…
Michael Chancellor – 1st offense – 15 years 8 months for pot - Please Sign Michael’s Petition on Change.org Name: Michael Chancellor Race: White DOB:  08-05-1985 Age: 33 Raised: Texas Tried: Eastern District of Texas Will Live: Texas Charge– Conspiracy to Possess with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana Year Arrested 2013 Year Sentenced 2015 Priors: First Time Offender (POT) Sentence 188 Months Release Date…
Lance Gloor – 10 Years for Medical Marijuana - Please sign Lance Gloor’s change.org petition Lance Gloor: #44270-086 Age: 39 Children: 1 daughter Raised: Washington State Tried: Washington State Will live: Washington State Sentence: 10 year Charges: Conspiracy to distribute marijuana. Manufacturing marijuana for Medicinal purposes, thought he was compliant with State law Started sentence:  6-3-16 Served: 2 years…
Darryl Solomon Hope – LIFE - Please sign Darryl Solomon Hope’s change.org petition Name: Darryl Solomon Hope #28812-004 DOB: February, 17, 1966 Race: African American Marital Status: Single Age: 52 Children: 7 children Grandchildren: 14 grandchildren State you are from: Florida State where you were charged: Florida Where will you release: Fort Lauderdale, Florida Charge: USC 841…
Sherman Moore – LIFE – PENDING - Sign Sherman’s petition on Change.org  Name: Sherman Moore #06824-424 DOB: 3/9/1961 Race: African American Marital Status: Married Age: 57 Raised:  Illinois State charged: Illinois Will Live: Chicago, IL Children: 3 Grandchildren: 4 Release to: Chicago, Illinois Charges: One count of Conspiracy to distrube “crack cocaine” Trial/plea: Trial Sentence: LIFE (under old 100 to 1 ratio)…
Christopher Holyfield – LIFE - Pleas sign Christopher’s clemency petition on Change.org. Name:  Christopher Holyfield DOB: 9-16-68 Race: Black Marital Status: Married Age: 49 Children: 5 Grandchildren: 4 grandchildren Grew up: California Indicted: Colorado Will Release: Rialto, California Charges:  Conspiracy to possess 50 grams or more & possession of 3 grams or less. Sentence: LIFE without parole…
Lawrence Wallace – 21 years - Larry’s sentence was increased by 17 years due to a 13-year-old minor drug prior. Please Sign his Change.org Petition! Name: Lawrence Wallace #: 09507-059 DOB: 10/20/67 Age: 50 Race: Caucasian Raised: California Tried: North Dakota Will live: North Dakota Charge: 21 USC 841 (c ): Conspiracy to Possess with Intent…
Larry Cason – 20 years - Please sign Larry’s change.org petition and share on social media. Name: Larry Eugene Cason, Jr DOB: March 2,1976 Marital Status: Single Children: 2 (daughters) State raised: North Carolina State Indicted: North Carolina Charge:  Possession with intent to distribute Sentence: 20 years imprisonment and 10 years supervised release Served: 15 years…
Tony Rutherford – 20 years - Please sign Tony Rutherford’s change.org petition Name: Tony Rutherford DOB: October 19,1975 Race: Black Marital Status: Married for over 20 years Age: 42 Children: 2 Sons and 2 Daughters Grandchildren: None State raised: Illinois State Charged: Illinois Will release to: Lincoln,Nebraska Charge: Possession with Intent To Distribute Sentence: 25 years, Amended to 20 years(2-level reduction”All…
Bobby Poke – 25 years 10 months - Name: Bobby Poke Jr. DOB: 9/12/77 Race: Black Marital Status: Divorced Age: 40 Children: 7 Grandchildren: 1 State you are from: Illinois State where your were charged: Indiana Charge:(count 1)distribution of 5 Kilograms or more of cocaine(count 2) Possession with intent to Distribute 500 grams or more of Cocaine(count 3)Carrying a firearm in relation to a…
Alfonso Angel – 25 years - Please sign Alfonso’s change.org petition – his daughter, Pilar wants her father home badly. “My father has been incarcerated my whole life, and it has been challenging. Growing up, I have always yearned to see my dad walk through the front door one day and to be smothered with hugs and…
Michael Bryant – LIFE - Name: Michael Andrea Bryant DOB: 5/14/79. Race: Black Marital Status: Single Age: 38 Raised: Alabama Indicted: Alabama Sentence: LIFE Charges: Possession with intent to sell a controlled susbstance Served: 11 yrs Clemency status: Accomplishments: Graduated drug program, real estate courses According to Michael: For the 73 grams of crack cocaine…
Richard Wershe Jr. – LIFE Sentence – State of Michigan - Name: Richard “Rick” Wershe Jr.  AKA, “White Boy Rick” Death of Birth: 7-18-1969 Race: White Charge: Possession with Intent to Distribute over 650 grams of cocaine Sentence: Life without parole, later amended to life with the possibility of parole Served to date: 29 years Started Sentence on: 2-4-1988 Prior Offenses:…
Michael “Meeko” Thompson – Defacto Life – State of Michigan - THIS IS A STATE CASE – NOT FEDERAL Name: Michael “Meeko” Thompson DOB: 4/19/51 Race: Black Age: 63 Children: 1 deceased 1 alive(but estranged) Grandchildren: 1 Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana and Gun Charges Served: 21 years Length of sent: Defacto Life Priors: 3 priors Release date:  4/29/2038 Accomplishments: Michael was honorably discharged…
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