Moe Foley – 27.5 years for pot – NOW FREE!

Maurice "Moe" Foley is serving De-facto Life for Pot.

Maurice “Moe” Foley

Maurice Foley 

Maurice “Moe” Foley, #20211-068
Offense:  Conspiracy to distribute 700 – 1000 kilos of marijuana, plus 5 years for owning a gun which was locked in a safe
Sentence: 27 1/2 years
Incarcerated Since: 2003
Priors: juvenile offense for petty theft; possession of marijuana.
Date of Birth: 3-9-1973
Family: No Children
Forfeitures: $215,000 in cash and property
Did you go to Trial: No
How many people in your case are now free: 7
How many are still incarcerated: only me

Why commutation: Even in prison I have continued to better myself and prepare for a time when I am not incarcerated. I have completed over 50 BOP programs and earned 32 college credits with a 4.0 grade point average.

Post Release Plans: To spend time with and help care for my aging parents.  My father owns the Lucky Drag City racetrack in Wattsburgh, PA.  I plan to work with him.  He really needs my help at 76 years old.

Maurice "Moe" Foley is serving De-facto Life for Pot.

Maurice “Moe” Foley is serving De-facto Life for Pot.

About Maurice Foley’s Case – De-Facto Life for Pot

Despite the fact that he his no history of violence, Moe Foley’s lifelong love affair with Mary Jane has kept him in trouble with the law for most of his life.  He grew up in Pennsylvania but moved to California in the early 90s.  Constantly getting in trouble for marijuana, he ran from county probation officers.  Someone “snitched” on him and he was arrested, but not before authorities found 75 pounds of marijuana in his garage.  During this time Moe had been distributing marijuana, first by sending a pound or two of marijuana back home by mail, but eventually graduating to shipping hundreds of pounds per shipment. While he was in state prison on the probation violation, the feds built a strong case against him. People Foley considered close friends sold him out in order to receive reduced, or in some cases no, prison time.  But Moe Foley never never turned on anyone.  His refusal to “cooperate” earned a 27 1/2 year sentence.  All of his 7 co-defendants have long been released and have been off probation years ago.  Yet Moe remains behind bars, hoping for a sentencing reduction or executive clemency.

Write to Moe Foley

Moe loves to get cards and letters.  Write to him here:

Maurice Foley 20211-068
P.O. BOX 150160

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Getting to Know Moe Foley – De-Facto Life for Pot

We asked Moe Foley a series of questions to help everyone get to know him better, Here’s what he said:

What meal or food do you crave most that you will want to eat when you get out?
Real vegetables and fruit other than apples, which is the only kind we get in here.

What are your favorite books or who are your favorite authors? 
Michael Connelly is my favorite author.  I love also to read National Geographic, especially in Spanish, which I am fluent in.

Prefer winter or summer?
I like fall the best!

Nocturnal or morning person?

Coffee or tea?
Coffee, but I also drink tea.

Favorite Sports?
Drag racing – top fuelers.

Favorite movie(s)?

Favorite TV show(s)?
Despierta America (like a Spanish version of Good Morning America); Primer Impacto (Spanish language news); Aqui y Ahora (a Spanish version of 60 Minutes).

Favorite song(s) and/or musical artist(s)?
My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion; Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd; and many others!

What is your favorite color? 

Prefer to be near a lake or the ocean?
I like both, but a lake for swimming.

If you could walk out tomorrow and go anywhere – where would it be and why?
I like the redwood forests of Northern California.

If you could travel to any country – where would it be and why? 
Jamaica – so I could do what I love and not go to jail!

What do you most want people to understand about being incarcerated that you don’t think they understand?
It’s psychological torture to be around all the screaming.


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