Tammie Francis – LIFE – Received Clemency on 12/19/16 walked out on 2/19/20 due to First Step Act!!!


Tammie fought for her freedom every day of her life sentence.  Even after First Step Act passed she had to file a motion and the prosecutor fought back, but she prevailed and is #NOWFREE! Tammie was #21 on the CAN-DO Top 25 Women – and can now close this awful chapter of her life and move into a new day with the blessing for a future with her family!

Name: Tammie Francis #05240-045
Race: Black
Marital Status: Single
Age: 58
Children: none
Raised: Kansas City, MO
Charge: Possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of crack cocaine.
Sentence: Life plus 20
Served to date: 25 years
Started Sentence: 1995
Release date: 1/03/2021
Priors: 2 non violent drug charges
Prison Conduct:  Good
Clemency status: GRANTED! commuted to 30 years
Supporters: CAN-DO Foundation, LOHM, Cut50
Institution: FMC Lexington, Kentucky
Accomplishments: Completed school in Rockhurst college in KC on business administration. All the education classes that are offered, Tammie has completed but taken college courses and even parenting even though she has no children.  Tammie has exhausted every conceivable rehabilitative options provided by the Bureau of Prisons.

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