Andy Cox was Serving Life for Pot and walked out of prison on 1/6/20. We are elated for Andy and his family!!!
Name: Andrew Cox, #89487-020
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: 12 years
Priors: 2, for marijuana only
Supporters: The CAN-DO Foundation; Freedom Grow Forever, Life for Pot
Institution: Andrew Cox 89487-020
Why Andy’s wants clemency:
Post Release Plans: To spend time with my three children who I love and badly miss. When I was a free man, I spent every weekend and most nights being around them, being a loving father who provided the things they needed to ensure their growth into the adult stage of life. They;re the apples of my eye. I owned my own business, so I worked many hours, but when it came time for fun with the family, we traveled, fished, and sailed, and used to go diving off the coast of Florida. I long for those times again. Clemency would mean the world to me and I will never engage in illicit activity again. Freedom is a precious commodity most take for granted. Never again.
Getting to Know Andy Cox – Life for Pot
We asked Andy Cox a series of questions to help everyone get to know him better, Here’s what he said:
What meal or food do you crave most that you will want to eat when you get out?
Any kind of seafood!
What are your favorite books or who are your favorite authors?
The Federalist by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay; Praying with Power by Jose Luis Stevens; and The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.
Prefer winter or summer?
Nocturnal or morning person?
Coffee or tea?
Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon.
Fishing, diving, sailing.
James Bond 007.
Favorite TV show(s)?
MASH; Gilligan’s Island; most things on the History Channel.
Favorite song(s) and/or musical artist(s)?
Is This Love? by Bob Marley and the Wailers; Changes in Latitudes by Jimmy Buffett; Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin; Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd; Pride and Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughan.
What is your favorite color?
If you could walk out tomorrow and go anywhere – where would it be and why?
To my children, I miss them so, so much!
If you could travel to any country – where would it be and why?
To the Solomon Islands. I love to sail and explore new places and meet new people.
What do you most want people to understand about being incarcerated that you don’t think they understand?
That you can actually be sentenced to life in prison for a nonviolent marijuana conspiracy, and the government attorney does not have to have any actual evidence to convict you. All he needs is for other people to say you did it. As a prisoner sentenced to life, you will be housed in a maximum security prison with gang bangers killing each other and all kinds of other ugly prison politics.