FedFam4Life works with women in the federal prison system whose cases have a range of qualifications for assistance. We help Jailhouse Lawyers and incarcerated women acting on their own behalf to understand and leverage laws and factors that can potentially lead to clemency, sentence reduction, retroactivity in sentencing guidelines, compassionate release or transfer to a facility closer to their home and family.
Additionally, we advocate for women being denied their approved release to a halfway house due to the scarcity of beds when they have another place to go and a viable transition plan.
Ms. Turpin has served 14 years and been approved for one year of residency in a halfway house. However, her imprisonment is being protracted because the state of Ohio has only 7 beds available for women coming out of the federal prison system; compared with 189 for men. The RRC is denying her release to federal monitoring as an alternative because it has decided Ms. Turpin , "needs" the time in the halfway house. This dispensation has been made despite her significant accomplishments while incarcerated, a strong transition plan and practical assets such as a home and a bank account. Ms. Turpin is the author of 5 books, including "In Prison with Martha Stewart". She also recently completed her doctoral studies. An additional 6 months in prison in Rhonda Turpin's case would be unjust.
Tynice Hall was 22 years old when she was sentenced to 35 years in federal prison while her 40+ boyfriend, a drug kingpin was given 27 years. This is largely a case of guilt by proximity. She has served 13 years and stands to benefit from the Dimaya Law that was recently decided by the United States Supreme Court and offers reductions to women whose sentences were enhanced. Many of the guidelines in the new ruling are retroactive and we intend to press hard to win freedom for Tynice Hall. Go to the link below to support Tynice and sign her petition.
September 19, 1999 forever changed the life of one man and everyone who loved him.That is when 28 year old Brian Johnson was arrested for a non-violent low level drug conspiracy, and sentenced to life in prison. In a world where justice is dream at best. It is hard to imagine just how difficult it is to get people to take notice of your case when your just a simple God fearing man.
At the age of 28 my life had been extinguished in a federal courtroom. With three young daughters watching it felt as if my heart had been ripped from my chest. Then President Obama threw out a life raft, after nearly 14 years in prison I had hop and it was called Clemency Project 2014. I filed my own petition in June 2016 when the pardon office called my Unit team in FCI Fairton requesting that I do so. My hopes to be reunited with my family were lifted with that call. In the end as time wound down I became nervous and then there was no answer. Once again that wound in my chest reopened with the realization that Obama had left me behind.
Most recently I seen President Trump issue a pardon to another person who was left behind serving a life sentence Alice Marie Johnson. My hopes once again had sky rocketed when President Trump stated that he wanted to help people that did not have people helping them. I am in that category I am a man with no fame, no notoriety, and even less money. My prayer is that he would find me worthy of his grace and mercy.