Cathy Lee Jones Receives Clemency – 12/17/14

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CATHY LEE JONES received a commutation of her sentence by President Obama on
December 17th, 2014.  She is currently scheduled to be released in April, 2015.  CAN-DO congratulates Cathy for her endurance and perseverance!  Miracles can happen – Cathy is proof!

Name: Cathy Lee Jones
DOB: March 1, 1961
Age: 53
Children: Three children, 15 grandkids
Race: African American
Charge: Conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine
Sentence: 21 years
Served: 12 years
Sentenced: April, 3, 2003
Priors: Walking away from Rehab, misdemeanor possession of crack
Incidents: None


Everyone else is already free except me and my boyfriend. My offense was basically being his girlfriend.

In an 18-month period, I lost my mother, two brothers and a sister. It has been devastating, to say the least. I doubt that anyone can ever comprehend what it’s like to learn that a family member has passed away and you cannot either provide or gain comfort to or from surviving family members.

Still building this profile on Cathy Lee Jones.



Amy Ralston Povah is a clemency recipient under President Clinton, an award winning filmmaker, and founder of the CAN-DO Foundation.