Congratulations to Mary Beth Looney who received clemency on 12/19/16
See below for update regarding Mary Beth’s husband Donald who is getting out under the First Step Act “Elderly release program” and an update on her status.
Name: Mary Beth Looney
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2 Girls, 8 Grandkids, 3 step children,
Raised: Hiawatha, KS
Charged: Oklahoma, but indicted in Texas
Will live: Wichita Falls, TX
Charges: Conspiracy to distribute Meth. possession of meth, and 924C Gun – 2 charges stacked
Sentence: 46 years (548 months – deducted to 511 after 2 pt reduction) 42 years 7 months
Served: 14 years
Started sentence on: Dec 1 2005
Release date: 03/24/2021
Clemency status: CP 14 Mr. Jason Hawkins filed. Granted!
Supporters: CAN-DO Foundation, Families for Justice as Healing, family, The LOHM, Family and many friends.
Incarcerated: Carswell, FMC Ft. Worth.
Accomplishments: GED, numerous ACE programs, served as an usher in church, worked UNICOR for 5 1/2 years until the factory closed, Hospice program,
Recent email from Mary Beth on 8/10/19 regarding her husband who will be released under the “Elderly Release program” of First Step Act.
“I am happy to inform you that my husband Donald Looney is finally going home Thur. on the over 60 ,2/3 time served home confinement!!. I had applied for the over 65 compassionate time reduction release and was denied. The reason given was “although you qualify we do not want to minimize the severity of your crime by reducing your sentence.” It was in a form type letter that I had seen a year before from a friend that tried . So I am doing a motion for the Judge for that. In the mean time I filed for the home confinement also and they are telling me that they are trying to get me out of here ASAP. There has been a couple of set backs trying to do the paperwork right being the my case manager is new and has never done this before . So with my husband on his way home I will finally get to hear his voice in the first time in over 13 yrs ,so half of me is already home. I thank God for having Obama giving me clemency, the congress giving me a second chance, and for you supporting all of us going through this. The way you keep pushing not to give up!!! I didn’t and I am still pushing Like i say first Thank God , Thank You!! Mary Beth Looney”