Message from Cullen to CAN-DO Founder on 12/19/16: Amy
This is Cullen Harris at FCI Memphis i was informed at 1:30 today that my clemency was granted my life sentence was cut to 35 yrs I’ll be 75 yrs old when finished with this sentence but that sure as hell beats sitting here with no out date . I have appreciated the e-mails and updates you have sent and all the work you put into this project so accept this big thank you wisn i could do more you take care Cullen
Cullen Harris, #12 on the CAN-DO Top 25 received clemency on 12.19.16
Name: Cullen Reed Harris
DOB: May 25, 1945
Marital Status: Married
Age: 71 yrs of age
Children: 2 children 6 grandchildren
State raised: Lousiana
Tried: Waco, Texas
Will release to: Batesville , Mississippi
Charges: 1. manufacture of methamphetamine 2.
conspircy to manufacture methamphetamine
Sentence: Life on both counts and a 50,ooo.oo fine when my home was sold the govt collected the fine
Served: 25 1/2 yrs
Cullen Reed Harris Clemency Case No. W-91-CR-043
Convicted on both counts sentenced to life on each count plus a 50,000.00 dollar fine
According to Cullen:
My home was sold in 2009 and the govt collected the fine and court cost
The district court has refused to comply with the mandate of retroactive amendments 484 and 782 leaving me serving a longer sentence than intended by the sentencing commission .
Dispite being handicapped I have been employed my entire time in prison and still working .
I have had good conduct my 25 years in prison with only minor infractions . As stated in my progress report i have been a mentor to the younger inmates to keep them on the right path and assisted strangers without expectation of reward . I have participated in various courses that the prison has to offer and have held volunteer positions throughout the prison.
I am 71 yrs old and have served 25yrs in prison for a non violent drug crime and have payed a 50,000.00 dollar fine upon the sale of my home in 2009. I still have the support of my family in spite of the undue burdens my incarceration has placed upon them. I have six grandkids ranging in age from 23 to 9 and the sad fact is the only place i ve seen them is in a prison visiting room .
In no way should i be considered a threat to the community, or a threat to repeat the crime for which I m now incarcerated . I wish to be granted what little time i have left to spend with my family who have been there for me the last 25 years .