Name: Mackese Walker Speight, Reg. #26084-001
DOB: June 19
Raised: Fairfield, AL.
Tried: Northern District of Alabama.
Will live: Dolomite, AL.
Charges: 21 USC 371 Conspiracy to Commit Carjacking; 18 USC 924(c)(1) Brandishing a Firearm.
Trial or plea: Guilty Plea.
Sentenced on: Mary 24, 2007
Served: 15 years.
Priors: First Time Offender.
Prison Conduct: Exemplary, extensive programs and consistent work history.
Clemency status: Pending.
Release date: January 9, 2065.
Institution: FCI Aliceville, P.O. Box 4000, Aliceville, AL 35442
Supporters: Family, Friends, Lisa Jacobi, CAN-DO Foundation.
According to Mackese: I am a nonviolent offender who prior to the instant case, I have never been in trouble before. I made a very bad error in judgment and for that I am deeply remorseful. I never intended to hurt anyone, I was scared, and, in a situation, I knew I shouldn’t have been in, but it was too late. I am seeking commutation of sentence because I am sorry for what I have done; what occurred with the crimes that were committed. I was stupid for ever being part of the incidents. I should have been smarter. Prior to these events, I never had more than a speeding or parking ticket. I lead a crime free life before getting into this trouble. I am not a violent person, nor am I a threat to society. I have never been in any situation in my life that would ever cause me to be a violent person. I truly understand that the nature of the crimes that were committed are violent, however, I am not a violent person, I made an immature and hasty decision to participate in the event that lead me here today. I sincerely regret ever getting involved in all of this. I am only asking for a reduction in my sentence, not an immediate release. I don’t deserve that because I did make a stupid decision to be part of a crine. I was so very wrong for being present and participating. If I wasn’t driving the others around, then I wouldn’t be sitting here today writing this response to this question. I am seeking a second chance to reclaim my life. To be the daughter, mother, wife and law-abiding citizen I was meant to be. I am now a grandmother, and I have missed out on the lives of my own children. Please don’t let me miss out on my grandson’s life also. I take full responsibility for my actions. If this commutation is granted, I promise to be the best citizen of the USA that I can be and will provie to my community as well as America that I am worthy of receiving a second chance at life. As per the First Step Act, my sentence is 40 years longer than it would be if sentenced today.
Housing: If released on clemency, Ms. Speight has a loving and caring family who are committed to assisting her in a successful reentry to society. She also has many friends in the community who plan to assist her as well. She would return to Alabama to live with her two daughters and grandson.
Employment: Ms. Speight plans on seeking employment immediately upon release to be able to provide and care for her family. She has received a Paralegal Certificate from Blackstone Career Institute in February of 2021, and she graduated from Stratford Career Institute with an Accounting Certificate. Obtaining gainful employment should be no issue.