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Ricardo Ruiz Montes – 20 years – Received Clemency on 1/19/17 - Ricardo was called and given the wonderful news that he received clemency. His family can finally exhale and dream of a renewed future together. Ricardo Ruiz Montes and Luke Scarmazzo are co-defendants who received 20 years for Medical Marijuana Dispensary ownership.  Please sign the petition supporting Luke’s clemency at change.org …
Paul Free – Serving Life For Pot – Received Clemency on 12/19/16!!! - Why commutation: I have already served over 20 years and which I believe is a long enough sentence for a non-violent marijuana offense. I have a spotless prison disciplinary record and have served as a teacher and mentor while incarcerated, as well as helped other inmates with legal issues, that has resulted in them receiving lower sentences.
America's longest serving marijuana prisoner, Antonio Bascaro, incarcerated since 1980! Antonio Bascaro – Serving LIFE for pot – Served 36 years - CAN-DO has Antonio at #1 and we believe he is still the most deserving candidate for clemency. Please sign the change.org petition requesting clemency for Antonio Bascoro  Antonio Bascaro, #03846-021 Children: Daughter, Aicha Bascaro Offense:  Conspiracy to Import and Distribute Marijuana Sentence: 70 Years, No Parole Incarcerated Since: 1980 Served: 36 years…
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 Offense:  Importing and Distributing Marijuana Sentence: Life without parole Incarcerated Since: 2006 Served: 11. years Raised: Madawaska, Maine Tried: Banghor Maine Will live: with brother Dave in Florida. Priors:  two minor pot related priors Date…
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.
Pedro Moreno – LIFE FOR POT - Name: Pedro Moreno #71498-079 DOB: Jan. 8 1960 Race: Hispanic Marital Status: widowed. Age: 58 Children: 3 Grandchildren: 3 State raised: Texas State charged: Texas Will live: Roma, Texas Charge: Conspiracy with intent to distribute marijuana, money laundering Sentence: LIFE Served to date: 21 Started Sentence on: Nov 19, 1996 Priors:…
Ricardo Riojas – Life for pot - 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 laundry and Continuing Criminal enterprise Sentence:…
Craig Cesal – 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.
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 DOB: January 2nd, 1963 Race: Black Marital Status: Single Children: Skyler Scott age 26, Serrell Scott age 22, and Shamaiya Scott…
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 Children: One daughter Charge: Conducting a continuing criminal enterprise and 2 counts of manufacture/possession of marijuana with intent…
Corvain Cooper – Life for Pot - Corvain Cooper is serving Life for Pot! Corvain Cooper, #643011-112 Offense: Distributing Marijuana; Money Laundering; Sentence: Life Without Parole – Natural Life Incarcerated Since: 2014 Date of Birth: 11/2/1979 Family: 2 young daughters, an elderly mother Priors: Possession of Marijuana Why commutation: Corvain desperately wants to  be able to take care of his ailing mother, Barbara, who…
Meet Patricia Albright – 5 years 5 months for cannabis - Name: Patricia Albright DOB: 11/2/51 Race: caucasian Marital status: Divorced for 27 years Age: 65 Children: 3 (one deceased) Grew up: California Tried: California Will live post release: Huntington Beach, CA Charge:  Sentence: 5 years 5 months Served: 1 year Sentenced: 2/3/16 Priors: misdemeanor for medical marijuana 2002 Seizures: Home…
Andrew Cox is serving LIFE for Pot! Andy Cox – Life for Pot - Andy Cox is Serving Life for Pot! 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 Priors: 2, for marijuana only Supporters: Lifeforpot.com; The CAN-DO Foundation; About Andy Cox’s…
James “Jimmy” Romans – Life for Pot reduced to 30 years - Name: James Romans DOB: 7-7-1971 Race: White Marital status: Single Age: 46 Children: 3 Raised: Indiana Tried: Texas Will live: Indianapolis, Indiana Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana Sentence: Life Without Parole, but reduced in 2017 to 30 years Served: 7 1/2 Years Sentenced: 2010 Priors: Burglary 1993, Driving while suspended…
Aaron Sandusky – 10 Years for State-Legal Medical Marijuana - Aaron Sandusky DOB: 01/08/1970 Children: None Charge: Conspiracy to manufacture and Distribute Marijuana Sentence: 10 years Incarcerated Since: 2012 Sentencing Date: 1/07/2012 Priors: DUI Alcohol Incidents: None Achievements: Prior to operating a dispensary, Aaron was successful in the mortgage industry prior to the 2008 meltdown caused by Wall Street. Profile…
Michael David Knight – 17 years 6 months for pot - Name: Michael David Knight # 09943-029 DOB: 7-4-1981 Age: 36 Children: one son, Victor, 15 years old. Charge: conspiracy to deliver marijuana and conspiracy to launder money Sentence Term: 17.5 years  (reduced from 22 years with amendment 782) Started serving: 1-2008 Release date: 4-28-2023 Served: 10 years Priors: 1 felony drug conviction…
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…
Billy Dekle – Serving Life for Pot Is Now Free – Clemency - Former Marine, Billy Dekle was serving Life for Pot Billy Dekle has called several times since his release, the last time was on February 29th to talk about his half-way house woes.  We remember the days when clemency recipients did not have to go to the half-way house, and maybe…
Charles Fred Cundiff is serving Life for Pot Charles “Fred” Cundiff – Received Clemency – 12/18/2015 - We are happy to announce that Charles Cundiff serving life for pot won the clemency lottery.  On Jan. 12th, he arrived at a half-way house and could use financial assistance and clothes to start a new life.   Thank you Pres. Obama!!! Beth Curtis of Life for Pot visited Fred…
Charles “Eddy” Lepp – 10 years for pot – NOW FREE! - Eddy was #15 on the Top 25 is now free and engaged to marry his true love, Heidi Grossman. Congratulations to the happy and lucky couple! Name: Charles “Eddy” Lepp  #90157-011 Age: 63 Charge: Conspiracy to Manufacture Marijuana Sentence: 10 years Release Date: 2/6/2018 Served: 8 years Priors: yes Prison:…
Lazaro Moreno – LIFE for POT – Received Clemency on 1/17/16 - Name: Lazaro Moreno DOB: April 3,1963 Race: Hispanic Marital Status: Divorced Age: 53 yrs old Children: Two daughters- ages 32 and 26 Grandchildren: One grandson(13), One granddaughter(10) State raised: Texas State Charged: Texas Will live: Mission, Texas Charges: 1000 kilo and more of marijuana Sentence: Life Served to date: 20…
Moe Foley – 27.5 years for pot - Maurice Foley  Maurice “Moe” Foley, #20211-068 Offense:  Conspiracy to distribute 700 – 1000 kilos of marijuana, plus 5 years for owning a gun which was locked in a safe Sentence: 27 1/2 years Incarcerated Since: 2003 Priors: juvenile offense for petty theft; possession of marijuana. Date of Birth: 3-9-1973 Family: No Children Forfeitures: $215,000…
Men Deserving Clemency – Larry Duke – Life for Pot – NOW FREE - Why Commutation Should Be Granted: Because I would receive a much lesser sentence if I were sentenced under the operation of in place today. My sentence under Title 21, 846 with no weight included in the indictment per AG Holder's memorandum, and no 851 enhancement for my priors, the maximum statutory sentence would be 5 years under 841 (b)(1)(D).
Crystal Munoz serving 20 years for pot - Receiving clemency would alter my whole future, and the future of my spouse and children, 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 and take them to school and help raise them.
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