Please sign Blake’s petition on change.org
Name: Blake Hankins Stover #14586064
Marital Status: Single
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, and in excess of 5 kilograms of cocaine powder. Seven other counts of maintaining a dwelling, possessing equipment and precursors to manufacture methamphetamine. Two counts of using or carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime..
Sentence: 30 years plus 30 years consecutive for 60 years
Served: 22 years
Sentence on: July 2, 2001
Release date: 10/25/2052
Will Live: Dallas, TX
Prison conduct: Two minor shots (accepting or sending money to another inmate and refusing a work detail)
Clemency status: Denied by President Obama. Now pending. #C280466
Supporters: Many family members and friends, E.P.I.C., CAN-DO, and Crack Open the Door
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
PO BOX 6000
FLORENCE, CO 81226
Accomplishments: Numerous certificates to include, but not limited to: Two paralegal classes, Assistant Warden’s Commitment to Change program, Anger Management, have actively served as the inmate Coordinator/Chairman of NA/AA meetings for the past three plus years.
According to Blake:
For almost two decades, I have done everything possible to prove that I am no longer the person I was when I committed my offenses. I realize that my past selfish actions have hurt many people. However, that is exactly what it is, my past. Over the course of two decades of my incarceration I have remained completely drug, alcohol and tobacco free. I have maintained clear conduct. I have taken numerous classes to include, but not limited to: Two paralegal classes, Assistant Warden’s Commitment to Change Program, Anger Management, the 40 hour and 100 hour non-residential drug programs, etc. I have also attended NA/AA classes regularly for the past few years, where I have sat as the inmate Coordinator/Chairman of the meetings for the past three years. Through these meetings I have learned that my addiction is a sickness, and that I will always be a grateful recovering addict. By turning the will of my life over to the care of God, and admitting that I was powerless over my addiction, I am now at peace with myself. Despite
being at peace with myself, I must continue my sobriety and prove to my loved ones and my community that I am worthy of forgiveness and a second chance at life beyond these prison walls. No one in this world is any more remorseful than I am for my past actions. I feel I have a very powerful story that could be used to detour others from getting involved with drugs.
I am a FIRST-TIME felon offender serving a LIFE sentence. I have learned a very harsh lesson that life is so precious and fleeting and if given a second chance I will prove myself worthy.