Dear President Obama
Nonviolent Marijuana Offenders Sentenced to Life without Parole Need Clemency or they will Die in Prison Chained to a Hospital Bed. They were charged with Conspiracy and went to Trial
When CP-14 began the screening process, some screeners found their life without parole applicants met the criteria, but many other screeners made the decision that nonviolent offenders with life did not meet the same criteria.
Some of the criteria required value judgements that by definition made the decisions of screeners inconsistentThe nonviolent marijuana offenders with life without parole almost without exception were:
1. Charged with conspiracy, a charge that is nonspecific and broad. It requires no
definitive evidence, just testimony of others testifying for a plea, confidential informants
testifying for money, or agent.
2. Elected to exercise their Sixth Amendment right to trial. This decision assures that they will receive a
trial penalty at sentencing – charges will be added. Going to trial assures that the sentence will be up to
6X higher than those who take a plea.
Please do not let these nonviolent offenders fall through the cracks of mercy and compassion. Dear President Obama