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January 10, 2005

Who is in federal prison: the debate continues

Late last month here I noted and questioned some recent representations about sentencing and prison populations being made by the US Justice Department.  Valuably, both FAMM and The Sentencing Project have recently weighed in on this important topic. 

First, FAMM president Julie Stewart responded to some DOJ claims about sentencing and crime rates in a letter to the editor published by the Washington Post, the text of which can be accessed here.  Second, and of enormous value, The Sentencing Project has just produced this brief report entitled "The Federal Prison Population: A Statistical Analysis."

As detailed more fully in its report, The Sentencing Project finds that the Justice Department's representation that "two-thirds of all federal prisoners are in prison for violent crimes or had a prior criminal record before being incarcerated" distorts the composition of the federal prison system by conflating categories of offenders.  According to The Sentencing Project, "nearly three-fourths (72.1%) of federal prisoners are non-violent offenders with no history of violence." 

This report is a must read for its overview of the federal prison population — including growth trends, racial disparities, drug offense sentencing — especially because there will surely be a robust debate over federal sentencing policies and practices in the wake of Booker and Fanfan.

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I spent a little time in Federal Prison for contempt because I did not turn over some papers. While being moved around to four different facilities, I did not meat ANYONB who was there for anything beyond drugs. In fact, at least half where there for bad urine tests (usually pot) while on release for sentencing or other reasons.

The Fed system is so screwed up it is not funny. It takes months to get hearings just to set a date for a hearing months away.

It is common to take over a month to transfer a prisoner from one state to another. If picked up in Florida for a violation in NY, it will take anywhere from two few weeks to six weeks on average before getting to NY to face the judge who issued the warrant.

By the way, I did not meet any terrorists or anyone named Mohamed or anything close to that.

Posted by: John | Jun 23, 2005 3:25:39 PM

I am a mother of a son that is in the Federal s
System He is at a privately owned facility.
Are the basic rights the same as if he was at
a Federal owned facility?

Posted by: Mary | Sep 24, 2005 5:03:47 PM

My brother is currently incarcerated in a federal prison on drug related charges. He spent two years on probation and was told when he accepted his plea that time would be shaved of his sentence due to the drug/alcohol program. They are telling him now he doens't qualify because he was clean while on probation...punished further for staying clean? In addition, my family lives in Pueblo, CO and he is housed in Big Spring, TX. This is a nine hour drive, there are no direct flight from any airport within two hundred miles but they are saying it is only 498 not the required 500 air miles to apply for transfer. There are two similar facilities within 100 miles of his home...HELP? Any suggestions anyone????

Posted by: Tanya | Aug 18, 2006 5:16:02 PM

My brother is locked up in Federal Prison
conspiracy of drug trafficking, he's been
locked up over 65% of his time. He is not a
a violent offender.

My concern is, he has a handicapped child
14 years old -- that needs him desperately
the mother(his wife) is doing all she can
but has very little help with their son.

Because he is not a violent offender and
talking to him anyone can tell that jail
time has really opened his eyes to what is
important and valuable now -- I was wondering\
is their someone or organization that would
try to help him with some type of early
release, such as house arrest or good time
for early release that would help in this
situation.


Posted by: TONI | Nov 7, 2006 12:35:37 PM

My son was sentenced to 6 years for conspirancy by assocation I think the sentence so unfair the bonly reason he got that much time was because he wouldn't roll over on others he knew were making meth I think this is totally unfair he has been in two and a half years in June I am not saying he shouldn't be in prison but the sentence was way to harsh he is only 33 and has been in no trouble sence he has been in prison he has a daughter age 12 and her mother is in prison to she needs her dad out her mother doesn't care about her but her dad does it is just unfair

Posted by: Gloria Smith | Apr 21, 2008 3:37:46 PM

My son was sentenced to 6 years for conspirancy by assocation I think the sentence so unfair the bonly reason he got that much time was because he wouldn't roll over on others he knew were making meth I think this is totally unfair he has been in two and a half years in June I am not saying he shouldn't be in prison but the sentence was way to harsh he is only 33 and has been in no trouble sence he has been in prison he has a daughter age 12 and her mother is in prison to she needs her dad out her mother doesn't care about her but her dad does it is just unfair

Posted by: Gloria Smith | Apr 21, 2008 3:39:28 PM

IM 27 YRS OLD AND I 4 KIDS MY BOYFRIEND HAS BEEN LOCKED UP 2 YEARS IN A FEDERAL PRISON. IM FROM TEXAS AND HE IS 2 STATES AWAY I MADE TIME TO TAKE THE KIDS TO SEE HIM YEA IT WAS A LONG DRIVE. DOES ANYONE KNOW ABOUT THE NEW LAW THAT IS SUPPOSE TO TAKE AFFECT ABOUT FEDERAL INMATES ONLY NEEDEING TO COMPLETE 65% OF THEIR TIME INSTEAD OF 85%. PLEASE HELP I WANT TO TRY TO GET INFO ON THAT IF YALL HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE E MAIL ME BACK

Posted by: maria | May 6, 2008 3:00:12 PM

PLEASE IF ANYONE KNOW OF ANYONE THAT HAS BEEN RELEASE EARLY, COULD YOU PLEASE EMAIL ME AND LET ME KNOW HOW IT WAS DONE. I HAVE A BROTHER THAT IN FEDERAL PRISON,HE MADE A MISTAKE AND STARTED USING DRUGS, AND THEY CAUGHT HIM WITH METH, AND,GAVE HIM 6 YEARS, HE HAD NEVER BEEN IN TROUBLE OR NOTHING BEFORE,LIKE MOST OF YOU, I AM LOOKING FOR SOME WAY TO HELP GET HIM OUT.HE HAS A VERY SICK MOTHER, AND HIS RELEASE MAY JUST BE THE ANSWER TO HER LIVING LONGER.

Posted by: sandra hensley | May 9, 2008 9:06:58 PM

I too am very interested in finding out if fed. prisoners are receiving the 65% of their time instead of 85%. My son has been in prison for the last 8 yrs. and if the 65% bill has been passed he could get out within a year. Please let me know if you know ANYTHING about this and maybe you can direct me in the right place.
Thank You

Posted by: Iris Smith | Jul 22, 2008 7:42:54 PM

My boyfriend, the father of my one year old daughter, is in federal prison in Ohio. We live in North Carolina, as does both of his sons, any help on how to tranfer to a closer facility would be greatly appreciated. Also any information on the 65% laws would very helpful also.

Posted by: cherish lail | Aug 2, 2008 9:37:11 PM

My husband who also is in prison for some things he has done in the past that he has definitely learned from, however his good behaviour is impeccable, his job title where he is imprisoned speaks volume (Accountant) and he has accomplished so much, here recently getting his degree in Health Care Management along with his degree in Business Management while imprisoned. I am glad they passed the 2nd Chance Law, however he has done well over his 65% time allotted, does anyone know anything about where we stand in reference to said bill? Has anyone started a petition? If not can we all band together get active in writing your local Mayors, Senators etc. If you are interested in starting this petition, please email me ASAP!

Very Concerned Wife, who wants her husband home!

Posted by: NL | Aug 17, 2008 10:16:56 PM

i need some help. my fiancee is lock up in a federal prison in virginia. i live in ct. and right now im helping out with his grandparents. his grandparents really need him home. he used to take care of them. he been gone since april 08 and he got 3 years in prison. does anybody know how to get him a early release?

Posted by: michelle | Sep 11, 2008 9:10:50 PM

My Fiancee is in a federal prison in texas. I'm in Cali. I've only seen him once in the past 1yr and 4 months. He is now in the drug program. He has serverd more then 65% of his time! He was sentance 10yrs for drugs in 2000 and has done 8years. Is there any way to get him home? He has a 17 year old son that is fallowing his foot steps and his mom has cancer. We need him. If anyone has any information on the 65% law please let me know!

Posted by: Ree | Sep 30, 2008 1:20:48 PM

HELLO I WAS WRITING TO FIND OUT THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION THAT EVERYONE WANTS TO KNOW. I NEED TO KNOW IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE FEDERAL INMATES ONLY SERVING 65% OF THEIR TIME. I HAVE 3 FAMILY MEMBERS IN FEDERAL PRISON. ALL SERVING 10 YEARS. PLEASE HELP ME FIND THE ANSWER.

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Posted by: | Oct 14, 2008 6:45:24 AM

My husband is in a federal prison and he told me there are rumors about serving 65% of the federal sentence. I hope this is true, I've searched all over the internet and nothing yet. Im hoping to find the answer here later. Thanks.

Posted by: Lili | Oct 15, 2008 12:49:09 AM

My husband is in a federal prison. Like the above comments, he heard about a bill that could lower the mandatory 85% sentence to 65%. If anyone could send me any information it would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by: Morgan | Oct 29, 2008 9:47:09 PM

Hi my boyfriend is in a federal prison and just like the person above I was hearing about the inmates serving only 65% of their time. I just wanted to know if it was true. I would greatly appreciate any information.

Posted by: shonna jones | Nov 1, 2008 11:00:24 PM

Hello my brother just got 180 month in federal prison. His girlfriend heard something about a law passing stating that he only has to do 65% of the time. I hope someone can provide me more information. I would love to be able to tell my mother he might be home sooner.

I'm a Assistant Director for a Drug treatment program

Posted by: Denise | Nov 2, 2008 1:06:44 AM

My husband is in federal prison and he has also heard of the 65% sentencing law and has been bugging me to look online. I can't find anything about it on the net. I am hoping you can help me out.

I am an Intake Supervisor at a Juvenile Center.

Posted by: Tiana | Dec 15, 2008 11:25:45 PM

Can anyone out there locate the source of this 65% law? I cannot find anything on it either

Posted by: | Dec 26, 2008 9:31:01 AM

My son is in federal prison at Duluth Mn. he is 850 mi. from home we can't afford to go see him. My husband is in bad health he couldn't make the trip is there any thing do to get him closer to home and does anyone know any thing about the new law of serving only 65% of his sentence.

Posted by: margie hicks | Dec 29, 2008 3:17:33 PM

First let's start with this. Copy and paste this letter and edit it and send it the person addressed and cc to your local Senator and Mayor/Governor. This is a great start for the 65% petition letter. Also, go to fedcure.org and it will give you some more information. Also check in to the Second Chance Act that was passed some time in August 2008. Email me if you have any questions at [email protected]

Sample Letter

Copy, paste and or add your own text
Send you letter via U.S. Mail to the USSC

Date:

To: United States Sentencing Commission
One Columbus Circle, NE.
Suite 2-500, South Lobby
Washington, DC 20002-8002

Attention: Michael Courlander, Public Affairs Officer

Subject: FedCURE Public Comment of 07 September 2008. Priority for Amendment Cycle Ending 01 May 09

Dear Honorable Ricardo H. Hinojosa, Chairman:

I am writing you to strongly urge the Commission to adopt the public comment of FedCURE, submitted to the Commission on 07 September 2008, to amend the sentencing guidelines and to recommend the amendments to Congress. To wit:
I. Insertion in the Guidelines under Part B of Chapter 1 General Application Principles a new subsection denoted as 1B1.14 called Reduction in the Term of Imprisonment as a Result of Motion of the Chairman of the U. S. Parole Commission (Policy Statement), which would state:

Upon Motion of the Chairman of the U. S. Parole Commission, the Commission may reduce a term of imprisonment (and may impose a term of supervised release with or without conditions that do not exceed the unserved portion of the original term of imprisonment) and set a release date for those inmates with sentences of more than seven (7) years if, after considering the factors set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a) (1), to the extent that they are applicable, the Commission determines that--


(1) the defendant meets a Commission guideline range for the sentenced offense,
(2) the defendant is not a danger to the safety of any other person or to the community, and
(3) the reduction is consistent with this policy statement.

II. Insertion in the Guidelines under Part B of Chapter 1 General Application Principles a new subsection denoted as 1B1.15 called Reduction in the Term of Imprisonment as a Result of Motion of the Director of the Bureau of Prisons (Policy Statement), which would state:

Upon Motion of the Director of the Bureau of Prisons, the Bureau of Prisons may reduce a term of imprisonment by awarding institutional good time to those inmates who demonstrate good behavior and/or superior programming achievement during their term of imprisonment as follows:


Computation generally -

A. Each prisoner convicted of an offense against the United States and confined in a penal or correctional institution for a definite term other than for life, whose record of conduct shows that s/he has faithfully observed all the rules and has not been subjected to punishment, shall be entitled to a deduction from the term of his sentence beginning with the day on which the sentence commences to run, as follows:

Five days for each month, if the sentence is not less than six months and not more than one year.

Six days for each month, if the sentence is more than one year and less than three years.

Seven days for each month, if the sentence is not less than three years and less than five years.

Eight days for each month, if the sentence is not less than five years and less than ten years.

Ten days for each month, if the sentence is ten years or more.

When two or more consecutive sentences are to be served, the aggregate of the several sentences shall be the basis upon which the deduction shall be computed.


B. (1) A prisoner may, in the discretion of the Director of the Bureau of Prisons, be allowed a deduction from his sentence of not to exceed three days for each month of any year or any part thereof, where the prisoner is employed at a job.

(2) In the discretion of the Director of the Bureau of Prisons such allowance may also be made to a prisoner performing exceptionally meritorious service or performing duties of outstanding importance in connection with institutional operations.

(3) A prisoner may, in the discretion of the Director of the Bureau of Prisons, be allowed a deduction from his sentence of up to three additional days for each month or part thereof for superior program achievement. Superior program achievement includes, but is not limited to, satisfactory progress toward degrees from accredited educational institutions or completion certificates from vocational technical or rehabilitative programs and teaching such courses of study.

All current and future sentences shall be recalculated by the Director of the Bureau of Prisons based upon the criteria set forth in Section II (A) and Section II (B)(1)(2) and (3) notwithstanding any other statute to the contrary.

Except as hereinafter provided a prisoner shall be released at the expiration of his term of sentence less the time deducted for good conduct. A certificate of such deduction shall be entered on the commitment by the warden or keeper. If such release date falls upon a Saturday, a Sunday, or on a Monday which is a legal holiday at the place of confinement, the prisoner may be released at the discretion of the warden or keeper on the preceding Friday. If such release date falls on a holiday, which falls other than on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday, the prisoner may be released at the discretion of the warden or keeper on the day preceding the holiday.

I fully support FedCURE's public comment for all of the reasons enumerated therein. See: http://www.fedcure.org/information/FedCURE-USSC-PriorityAmendmentCycleEnding-01May2009-f.pdf.

Respectfully Yours,

______________________
Name:
Address:
Phone:
e-mail:
fax:

Copy: File

Posted by: NL | Jan 5, 2009 11:48:24 PM

There is a correction to the statement just made:
correct email address is [email protected]

Posted by: NL | Jan 5, 2009 11:51:16 PM

My husband is in federal prison and said that he heard that the 65% time was in place and asked me to research it. I found a bill that was introduced in the House of Reps in 2008, but it did not go anywhere. The bill was introduced again in March 2009 and has been sent to committee. Here is a link to the bill. If you want it passed, I suggest writing your congress representative.
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-1475

Posted by: Marie | Apr 2, 2009 11:05:27 AM

That sad rumor that goes going around federal prisons that a 65% law has past is FALSE.
All you can do is help educate the public. Let them know federal inmates cannot get parole.
They must serve 85% of their time. (most people have no idea) Write to your Congress ask them to support a good time bill HR 1475. FEDERAL PAROLE needs to be reinstated. Many politicians are scared to touch the issue they worry about going against pubic opinion.
There is a man however who is NOT afraid he is Sen. Jim Webb. I applaud him for having the guts to speak out over America's flawed prison system.
Thank God we still have real men in the world.. I am a mom and property manager from California.
I come from a large law enforcement family . And this family is for FEDERAL PAROLE!

Posted by: JB | Apr 13, 2009 3:45:12 PM

Hello,
Has anyone heard of Big Springs FCI? Can anyone give me feedback on the type of inmates that are in there and what to expect? I have a loved one that is going and I am deeply concerned. Any information is greatly appreciated.

Posted by: Nicole | Aug 27, 2009 10:16:19 AM

I am a 23 year old single mother with 2 kids, and my kids father is in a federal prison in Kansas. I also wanted to know about the reduction in the inmates sentencing. Their father has been in there for 65% or maybe more. I'm going to school right now to try and get my stuff together, but it's really hard to maintain my bills and my kids life without their father here to help. If you come up with any information about this please e mail me or please give me a call, (815) 802 1017. Please, I really would like to know more about this.

Posted by: Sarah Garza | Sep 25, 2009 2:59:02 PM

I am a concerned wife whose husband is incarcerated in a federal facility and he is hearing rumors that President Obama signed into law the 65% time served. Please let me know if this is true or if it is just a rumor. I am very anxious to get my husband home.

Posted by: Shirley | Nov 5, 2009 8:39:41 PM

My husband also is in a federal prison and has asked me to find about about the rumor of this 65% law. Is this a real law that is goin through congress???

Posted by: Nikki Moon | Nov 30, 2009 9:45:49 AM

My father is currently housed in federal prison, He is 71 years old and will as of may 2010 have completed 65% of his time. The 2nd chance law did pass. An inmates case manager must initiate your request for release. You must be a non violent offender and have done at least 65% of your time plus have good conduct. The inmate should ask their cm if and when they could request this action. At that time the cm can send a request to Texas BOP and will get a reply. My father will be eligible in may. I agree that most of those incarcerated are there for all the wrong reasons. Instead of keeping our children safe they are allowing monsters to remain on the streets and molest our children, while marijuana offenders or those convicted of conspiracy are locked away for years. What it breaks down to is this: MONEY

Posted by: michele avery | Mar 20, 2010 8:44:49 AM

my .son is in federal coustody. does anyone know if they are going to pass the law on 65% percent of time served. or has it been passed

Posted by: jackie | May 23, 2010 11:45:09 AM

my husband to be is facing 20 years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute . if there is anyone out there that can HELP we need to all work togeather and get our familys back togeather again. we need to get the hr 1475 past for non violent criminals to get the 65% back in the system again we taxs payers are paying $44.000 a year to house 1 inmate per year and they are wondering were all the money is so please if there is anyone out there that can help. we need all our family and friends to write to there congressman and get 1475 passed for all the love to my husband to be i am doing every thing that i know to do to get you home one day. he is 56 years old and he will die there if we dont get something done for all of our loved ones that is in federal prison

Posted by: rhonda | Jul 15, 2010 8:03:40 AM

HEY I 2 HAVE A HUSBAND N DA FED AND ITS CRAZY CAUSE I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING DA WEB ALL DAY AND ITS ALL DA SAME BUT I DID HERE DET CERTAIN PEOPLE QUALIFY 65 AND OLDER AND I DO NOT UNDERSTAND I CHECK OUT FEDERAL SECOUND CHANCE ACT MY BOO HAVE BEEN GONE 4 SIX YRS ON A 10YR SENTENCE 4 CONSPIRACY AND HE NEVER GOT N TROUBLE BUT DEY GOT HIM N DA COUNTY 4 NOT TELLIN WHOS CELL PHONE DEY FOUND SO DEY SHIPPED DA WHOLE ROOM NOW DEY TRYNA MAKE IT HARD 4 DEM ALL BY SENDING DEM FUTHER BUT DEY KNOW DEY CANT DO DET AND 4 HIM 2 CALL HOME IT IS 18 DOLLARS AND MY KIDS ARE CRAZY DEY CANT C THERE FARTHER BUT A OFFICER DID TELL HE WAS N DA BUNCH 2 COME HOME PLUS HE GOT GOOD TIME AND HE GOT 2YRS 2 GO IM TRYNA C HOW DOES THIS NEW LAW WORK

Posted by: MRS ESTER | Aug 3, 2010 9:43:36 PM

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Posted by: Veronica Olivarez | Oct 11, 2010 10:44:16 AM

I'm a brother that needs to get his younger brother out of prison. Please i need help ASAP. My brother is in the state penn. anyways oneday he had very... bad headaches, so went to the nurse, going to find out he was bleeding in the brain, so he had i believe four surgeries , he's been in a coma for about 2 and half months, he's been in a public hospital, but now they want to transfer him to one of the state wards. And i believe that my brother will never come out of it if they due. He needs family around him at all times .so he could hear our voices. Can someone please help me, please. If can't help please pray for him, his name is PAUL ARTHUR MARTINEZ
THANK YOU,
TONY

CALL ME: 3103504504
EMAIL: [email protected]

Posted by: Tony Asebedo | Oct 13, 2010 12:07:52 PM

I am concerned about the 65% law for the federal inmates. My husband was sentenced to 87 months for having a gun when he was already a felon, the worst part of it is that he was never caught with the gun. He had been with some girl that the feds came to her job and told her that if she did not testify they, the feds, would not be able to protect her, well she was one of his "other" girlfriends. She got scared and told that she saw him with the gun. The gun was NEVER found and he spent 2 yrs in county awaiting trial. He has been in Leavenworth Ks for almost 2 yrs. His tentative discharge date is May of 2013, when is the 65% law going to take effect? his previous history made his security so high he will never be able to go to a camp. When can I expect him to be released. When is the lkaw going to come about and be put into effect and when will we as family see the results. I relize he committed a crime but where is the evidence? Why was her testimony so damaging, and how is that fair that a scorned woman can do this to a man that has a wife and MANY children to take care of. This is so unfair, I can see if he was caught with the gun, but he never had it. Please Please can you offer me any remedy? Who to contact? Appreciate this blog, it shows that there are so many people going through the same things in their family.

Posted by: stacy walker | Feb 20, 2011 6:19:53 PM

I am trying to just get an answer to my question my fiance has until june 15th on parole they took him back for not checking in at this time his mom was in the hospital not doing well at he has no new charges no open cases nothing he was going through alot he found out he was being looked for and turned his self in he has never violated parole or been on parole prior to this does he have a chance of getting reinstated and getting out before his maximum release date which is june 15th of 2011????

Posted by: kara meredith | Mar 6, 2011 6:03:04 PM

This Federal System has to change. My father is doing a 15 year sentence on a first offense do to a drug case. he stayed on house arrest for 2 1/2 years before he even got a sentencing. He hs been waiting to go to court for 9 months now. They give Sex Offenders and Murderers a few years and they are back at home, but give someone 10 or more years for a drug case. If so im asking for some kind of feed back please.

Posted by: LaDrake Abernathy | Oct 19, 2011 12:42:06 AM

what I found out from the federal courthouse when I went in to speak with someone is that they have to have a motion filed for early release. It's not just an automatic process that happens that they actually calculate whom is elgible they have to do the leg work and request for the early release to be granted to them You would think the process would be generated somehow in their systems which is what me and my husband thought it would work. unfortunately it dosen't.......She also indicated that inmates should have access to a law library where they can find the form to start the process of filing the motion if you on the outside have not obtain counsel for your incarcerated loved one....hopes that helps !!!!!

Posted by: SC | Nov 4, 2011 10:20:57 AM

My son was recently sentenced to 5 years for burglery. He stole a tv and pawned it.. This was his 1st offense and in as little as 3 weeks he was tried and convicted. It is such a nightmare for his family. He is currently in Duval County In Jacksonville Florida. I too am wondering about the 65% rule.. I want to do everything I can for him to hopefully get an early release or possibly a Reconsideration of Sentence..Has anyone here ever been able to achieve that? Thank you..

Posted by: penny Meyer | Jan 14, 2012 7:47:56 PM

I am a mother who in very bad health and I have my daughters three children I take care of by myself she was sentence to four years in federal prison for a white collar crime please can someone tell me if there is anyway she could get a early release she is suppose to get out in october of 2014 I am afraid I wont be able to last this long and I am taking care o her three children one is 12 years old, 4 years old and nine years old please if anyone has any suggestion please help me. this was my daughters first time to ever be in prison please help

Posted by: barbara mabry | Jun 15, 2012 3:37:36 PM

My husband was sentenced to 21 months in a federal deportation facility in PA.
The name of this facility is Moshannon Valley, and my husband is a US citizen.
I don't know how he ended up there. All I have to say is that at Moshannon Valley PA,
they are very rude and prejudice. My husband has no prior criminal history but yet they treat him like he's got no rights! I am sick to my stomach at the thought of him being at that facility.


Jersey housewife!

Posted by: Jersey housewife. | Aug 1, 2012 10:06:51 PM

My son was sentenced to 235 months in Federal Prison Butner North Carolina, My son is in the final stages of renal failure and he is diabetic I worry that he will not make it home, I read anything and everything I can get on hands on about early release for him, I'm up in age and worry that I won't be able to care for him or even be alive when he come's home. My son is not a bad person just got caught up in the wrong thing. I pray every day and night for an answer, something that will help him to come home early. Thats all I can do for now, but I won't stop trying or looking for a chance for him, we need him to come home to family that love's him and is ready to care for him.

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