William Jones – 16 years 8 months

Name: William R Jones
DOB: 9-6-1977
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Age: 39
Raised: Children’s home for 4 years (Georgia Baptist Children’s Home, Baxley, GA)
Will live: Savannah, GA
Charges: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
Sentence: 210 months
Served 10 1/2 years
Started sentence on: 10-2-2005
Priors: bad checks, theft
Prison conduct: 4 incident report 1) fighting, 2) Possession of a flower in my room 3) Possession of a laminated $1 bill 4) unsanitary room (Left laundry under my locker)
Clemency status: I filed direct, it is pending,
I have a petition on Change.org  You can email Axel.robb@yahoo.com for the link
Institution: FCC Yazoo Med
I have taken just about every program available here, and I am on the waiting list for Welding.

According to William: 

I have learned my lesson and want to get involved with groups to keep people off of meth…and other drugs. Also, since I have been in prison, just about my entire family has passed away. I met my father in 2013, and we have been doing the best that we can to build a relationship, but from prison that has not been the easiest thing to do. However we have built something of a relationship. My dad is 74 and I would like to spend some time with him before he is too old to be able to get around, or before something worse happens. What I want to do when I go free. Like I said, I want to work with groups that help people get off and stay off drugs. I really want to get involved in the criminal justice system in some way to help reform the drug laws. Maybe something like what you are doing with your organization. As far as work, that is kinda up in the air, but I have gotten trades in prison in HVAC, and construction, so I should have no problems finding work.

Amy Ralston Povah is a clemency recipient under President Clinton, an award winning filmmaker, and founder of the CAN-DO Foundation.