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Mason City woman among 7 Iowans Obama is releasing early from prison


This news story was published on November 4, 2016.
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Mandi Martinson
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Mason City woman sent to prison for a crime involving methamphetamine will see freedom earlier – as will 71 other prisoners – after President Barack Obama granted commutations today.

Mandy Martinson, who grew up in Mason City, is serving a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture and marijuana; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine mixture; possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. The sentence was handed down by the courts in the Northern District of Iowa. Her sentence of 180 months’ imprisonment with five years’ supervised release began January 26, 2005.

President Barack Obama commuted her prison sentence to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

The others who received commuted sentences include 6 other Iowans and a total of 72 persons:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the President granted commutation of sentence to the following 72 individuals:

Antonio Lee Alls – Bradenton, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; attempt to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; Middle District of Florida
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 5, 2008); amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (March 18, 2016)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 150 months’ imprisonment.

Monica Lorraine Amaker – Bluefield, WV
Offense:
1. Conspiracy to distribute a quantity of cocaine base and hydromorphone; possession with intent to distribute a quantity of hydromorphone; Southern District of West Virginia
2. Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, also known as “crack”; possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine, also known as “coke”; possession with intent to distribute a quantity of morphine; possession with intent to distribute a quantity of marijuana for remuneration; carrying a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime; felon in possession; Southern District of West Virginia
Sentence:
1. 87 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release (October 25, 2005); amended to 66 months’ imprisonment (July 20, 2009); amended to 46 months’ imprisonment (March 13, 2012)
2. 300 months’ imprisonment (consecutive); 10 years’ supervised release (February 28, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

William Baldwin – New Haven, CT
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; District of Connecticut
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (April 21, 2009)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

John Barnes – Greene, RI
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; District of Rhode Island
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 28, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

James Edward Blackmon – Lancaster, SC
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base; District of South Carolina
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (February 21, 2008)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 270 months’ imprisonment.

Joshua Chuntay Booker – Panama City, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; Northern District of Florida
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 14, 2009)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Lasalle Boone – Portsmouth, VA
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession of firearms by a person previously convicted of a felony crime; Eastern District of Virginia
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 19, 2008)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

Justin L. Border – Davenport, IA
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute drugs; possession of drugs with intent to distribute; felon in possession of firearm; Southern District of Iowa
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 11, 2003)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

John London Bradshaw – Milwaukee, WI
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; Western District of Michigan
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (December 18, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Marvin Dontrail Brookins – Elizabethtown, KY
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 352.56 grams or more of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute 80.442 grams or more of cocaine base; possess with intent to distribute 1,707 grams of marijuana; Western District of Kentucky
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 1, 2005)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

Fermon Keith Brown, Jr. – Fort Walton Beach, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base; Northern District of Florida
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine (January 28, 2000)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, and unpaid balance of $1,000 fine remittted, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Zoann Brown – Rowan, IA
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture; Northern District of Iowa
Sentence: 292 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 2, 2007)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Brian Keith Buckery – Johnson City, TN
Offense: Possess with intent to distribute and distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; Western District of Virginia
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (January 26, 2009)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 151 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Derrick Bullard – Philadelphia, PA
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base; Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (March 5, 2004)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

James Edward Burns – Homerville, GA
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; Middle District of Georgia
Sentence: 235 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (October 26, 2005)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

Albert Campbell – Miami, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; Southern District of Georgia
Sentence: 420 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (May 19, 1995)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

Dwayne Edward Coe – Hamptonville, NC
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine base, methamphetamine, and crystal methamphetamine; Western District of North Carolina
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (November 3, 2008)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Michael Cooper – Baltimore, MD
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine base, and heroin; District of Maryland
Sentence: 188 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (December 1, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Howard Gregory Cromer – Rome, GA
Offense: Possession of firearms by convicted felon; possession with the intent to distribute at least five grams of methamphetamine after a conviction for a prior drug offense; possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense; Northern District of Georgia
Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (January 25, 2008)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Williamson Dimanche – Lake Wales, FL
Offense: Distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Middle District of Florida
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (December 5, 2007)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

Eric Marquan Dogan – Taylors, SC
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; District of South Carolina
Sentence: 188 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 23, 2007)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

Michael Jerome Felder – Johnsonville, SC
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and a quantity of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of a quantity of cocaine; District of South Carolina
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (February 29, 2008)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 151 months’ imprisonment.

Ricardo Flores – Laredo, TX
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a quantity in excess of five kilograms of cocaine; Southern District of Texas
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 1, 1999)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

Darryl Dewayne Frazier – Austin, TX
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute “crack” cocaine and aiding and abetting; Western District of Texas
Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $3,000 fine (November 5, 1997)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, and unpaid balance of the $3,000 fine remitted.

Terrance Everett Fuller – St. Louis, MO
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; Eastern District of Missouri
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (February 26, 2004)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

Roger Sherman Gaston – Sanford, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base and cocaine hydrochloride; Middle District of Florida
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 29, 1998)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

Jimmy Dean Gibson – Good Hope, AL
Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture, possess with the intent to distribute, and to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine); manufacture of 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; distribution of a controlled substance (three counts); Northern District of Alabama
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $3,634.75 restitution (April 20, 2001)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 292 months’ imprisonment.

Martin Godbersen – Sioux City, IA
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture following a felony drug conviction; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams of methamphetamine mixture following a felony drug conviction; Northern District of Iowa
Sentence: 226 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (November 22, 2005)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 3, 2017.

Jose Gonzalez – Columbus, IN
Offense:
1. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine (mixture), 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), 500 grams or more of cocaine, and 100 kilograms or more of marijuana; Southern District of Indiana
2. Supervised release violation (Conspiracy to distribute marijuana); Southern District of Indiana
Sentence:
1. 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 15, 2004)
2. 12 months’ imprisonment (consecutive); $10,000 fine (January 15, 2004)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Brian Goodine – Seneca, SC
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five or more grams of cocaine base (two counts); District of Maine
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (August 1, 2002)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

Donald L. Graham – Cincinnati, OH
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine; distribution of crack cocaine and aiding and abetting (two counts); Eastern District of Kentucky
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 1, 2008)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

Delfon Lebrew Hare – Riverdale, MD
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (two counts); District of Maryland
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 27, 2008)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Kenneth L. Harlan – Terre Haute, IN
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution in excess of 500 grams of methamphetamine (mixture); distribution in excess of five grams of methamphetamine (actual) (four counts); distribution of less than five grams of methamphetamine; Southern District of Indiana
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (November 30, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 4, 2017.

Daniel Holmes – St. Helena Island, SC
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base (“crack”) and cocaine; District of South Carolina
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (November 24, 2008)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Samuel Rodney Holmes – Augusta, GA
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possess with intent to distribute and to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; District of South Carolina
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (September 15, 2008); amended to 324 months’ imprisonment (November 24, 2015)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Dion James – Florence, SC
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine powder and cocaine base; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine powder and cocaine base; District of South Carolina
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (December 14, 2000)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

Kevin Lee Johnson – Bossier City, LA
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine; distribution of five grams or more of crack cocaine; Western District of Louisiana
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (December 4, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment.

Sean Johnson – New Orleans, LA
Offense: Violation of the Federal Controlled Substance Act (two counts); Eastern District of Louisiana
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 18, 1999)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Stevie Wayne Johnson – Dallas, TX
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; Eastern District of Texas
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release; $15,000 fine (October 25, 2001)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, and unpaid balance of the $15,000 fine remitted.

Desmond D’Juan Jones – Decatur, AL
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; distribution of five grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; committing an offense while on pretrial release; Northern District of Alabama
Sentence: 264 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (February 5, 2009)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

George Andrew Kelley – Temple, TX
Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine; Western District of Texas
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine (March 30, 2005)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Jimmie Lee Mason – Rock Hill, SC
Offense: Distribution of more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack); Eastern District of North Carolina
Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (December 5, 2006); amended to 180 months’ imprisonment (November 10, 2008)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 30, 2017.

Demetrius McLaughlin – Dade City, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual); possessing or distributing pseudoephedrine, knowing it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine; Middle District of Florida
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (December 3, 2004)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Ricky Mitchell – Waycross, GA
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine hydrochloride and crack cocaine; Southern District of Georgia
Sentence: Life imprisonment (December 16, 1997)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Manuel Muniz – Austin, TX
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of cocaine; Western District of Texas
Sentence: 235 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 28, 2008)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 151 months’ imprisonment.

Juan Carlos Munoz – South Sioux City, NE
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a protected location; Northern District of Iowa
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (October 4, 2002)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

Oscar Luke Muse – Roanoke, VA
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base; possession of cocaine; Western District of Virginia
Sentence: 312 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 7, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Jerome Nalls – Jonesboro, GA
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; Northern District of Georgia
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 11, 2003)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

Cory Shane Peacock – North Little Rock, AR
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine; possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking offense; Eastern District of Arkansas
Sentence: 420 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 3, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Demetrius Carl Phillips – Pensacola, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Northern District of Florida
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $500 fine (June 13, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Bessie E. Pittman – Miami, FL
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine; Southern District of Florida
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 19, 2003)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

Bradford S. Potts – Copperas Cove, TX
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Northern District of Florida
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine (May 19, 2004)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

Kirk Pryor – Hendersonville, NC
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; Western District of North Carolina
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 25, 2002)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 292 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Madison Pugh, Jr. – Akron, OH
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, aiding and abetting; Northern District of Ohio
Sentence: Life imprisonment (August 21, 1996)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Christopher G. Rhodes – St. Louis, MO
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Eastern District of Missouri
Sentence: 294 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (September 18, 2003)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

James Henry Robinson – Fort Pierce, FL
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute over 50 grams of cocaine base; carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; Southern District of Florida
Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (March 3, 2003)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

Corey D. Rosendary – Erie, PA
Offense: Possess with intent to distribute and distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; Western District of Pennsylvania
Sentence: 210 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release (August 10, 2004)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

Michael Lee Roth – Primghar, IA
Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine actual and possess and distribute pseudoephedrine following felony drug conviction; travel in interstate commerce and aid and abet travel in interstate commerce with the intent to promote and facilitate a business enterprise involving the manufacture and distribution of controlled substances; Northern District of Iowa
Sentence: 248 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (December 8, 2008); amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (March 12, 2015)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

David Ray Roy – Montross, VA
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base (two counts); Eastern District of Virginia
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (March 23, 2007); amended to 324 months’ imprisonment (October 27, 2010); amended to 262 months’ imprisonment (January 2, 2012); amended to 210 months’ imprisonment (February 18, 2016)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 168 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Gerald William Sachsenmaier – Jim Falls, WI
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine; distribution of cocaine; Western District of Wisconsin
Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release (August 17, 2005)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Kenneth Sanders – Naples, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (four counts); embezzlement (five counts); Middle District of Florida
Sentence: Life imprisonment; two years’ supervised release (December 1, 1995)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Jeffery William Strain – Kansas City, MO
Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, actual, 50 grams, or more; manufacture methamphetamine, actual, 50 grams or more; Western District of Missouri
Sentence: 292 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (December 15, 2005)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Gregory Scott Taylor – Midland, TX
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine; Western District of Texas
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (February 6, 2002)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Juliano Torres – Flushing, NY
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute; Eastern District of New York
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (November 30, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

Adam G. Townsend – Springfield, IL
Offense: Distribution of at least five grams of cocaine base (“crack”); illegal possession of firearm by felon; Central District of Illinois
Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $1,220 fine (April 20, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Leonel Cano Vela – Davenport, IA
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; Southern District of Iowa
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (March 17, 2003)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

Robert James Wallace – White Marsh, MD
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, aiding and abetting; District of Maryland
Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (February 25, 2005)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Mark Jeffrey Ward – Detroit, MI
Offense:
1. Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base – “crack”; possession of stolen firearms; Eastern District of Michigan
2. Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base – “crack”; bond violation; Eastern District of Michigan
Sentence:
1. 108 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (June 10, 2008); amended to 71 months’ imprisonment (August 6, 2014)
2. 240 months’ and one day’s imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (July 7, 2009)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Charles Edward Williams – Winter Haven, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine; possession of a precursor material with intent to manufacture methamphetamine; possession of a precursor material with knowledge that the material will be used to manufacture methamphetamine; Middle District of Florida
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (October 19, 1992)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017.

Kelly J. Winkenhofer – Buford, GA
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; Middle District of Florida
Sentence: 210 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (November 20, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Lester Martin Works – Caryville, FL
Offense:
1. Distribution of more than five grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base (five counts); distribution of more than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; Northern District of Florida
2. Supervised release violation (conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base); Northern District of Florida
Sentence:
1. Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (February 6, 2008)
2. 60 months’ imprisonment (consecutive) (February 6, 2008)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2017.

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22 Responses to Mason City woman among 7 Iowans Obama is releasing early from prison

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    Just Wondering.... Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    RIP Cindy. I knew the family too. Cindy is the real loser here. Sad.

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    bodacious Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2016 at 9:51 am

    I am happy that she is getting out along with the others imprisoned here. She will have served 13 years of a 15 year sentence. What is unfortunate is that she probably received minimal help in prison with her addiction and little training to help her fit back into society. If we want to cut down on the number of inmates who end up back in prison, then we need to have a system that is not just about punishment but about rehabilitation. Mandatory minimum sentences are wrong. Good luck young lady.

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    PABLO SWIFT Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2016 at 9:46 am

    just hopes she doesnt fall for another loser and start back on the path of no return. Any children????

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2016 at 8:32 am

    GREAT ! When he slithers out of the gay house and back to chitcago all his old buddies can buy him a beer.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Speaking of that – obummer/Hitlery said they created 160,000 new jobs last month – 90,000 of these jobs were part time and the private sector lost 103,000 FULL TIME JOBS due to employers laying off workers because of obummmercare – (under 50 employess you do not have to pay health insurance for your employees – sign of the times — TRUMP TRUMP ! Before you pull that lever think Obama care made me do it !!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2016 at 8:04 am

    I agree! Let her start a new life – Her family are nice people .

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2016 at 7:59 am

    I grew up with William jr and never knew mandy but its a harsh sentence for her and others. laws need to be changed. if she was selling that’s another story but just using, it was her choice.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2016 at 7:29 am

    This young woman was very attractive with her whole life ahead of her when she was hooked on illegal drugs. It ruined her life and devastated her family (Who I know). While I agree the punishment doesn’t fit the crime it was the gun possession that really was the cause. We are wrong to put the system at fault when the fault was really hers and her “boyfriend”. Should we change the system? Yes we should. Should we go after the cause “Illegal Drugs”? Yes we should. It was the drugs and the crime that ruined this young woman’s life. Not the law. I do wish her the very best and hope she can live a normal life from this time forward.

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    Peter L Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2016 at 4:40 am

    The Drug War is a great crime against humanity. People like LVS and all the others who support incarcerating human being for personal ingestion choices need to be in Elmwood…and quickly. If you don’t want to use something DON’T. But if someone wants to eat at Taco Bell, you have ZERO RIGHT to lock them up for their choice to eat at Taco Bell. I don’t give a shit about any of the propaganda arguments that try and legitimize the war on drugs…it boils down to very simple principles of personal choice for what one does to their body. We are either individuals in this society or we are robot corporate social slaves. Which is it? Freedom and Liberty or Programmed Control?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 5, 2016 at 7:08 am

      And nobody gives a rats ass what you think or say. Shut the F up and stop embarrassing your poor mother.

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        Anonymous...... Reply Report comment

        November 5, 2016 at 1:11 pm

        ^^LVS^^
        LVS I cant believe your filthy mouth and bad language.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 5, 2016 at 7:21 am

      You are still a freakin Dumb Ass who just doesn’t get it. Illegal drugs affect us all. The people that use them steal, rape and murder other people just to support their habit. Then of course we have the long term health affects and the mental health issues that are showing up all over the country. All working taxpayers end up paying for these weak people like you through welfare, food stamps, medicaid, state mental institutions (where you belong) and even funerals. You are a classic example of why people should never use recreational drugs. Your damn brain is fried and you will be a dredge on society all of your miserable life. I sincerely hope your life is a short one. Dumb Ass.

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        Larry Reply Report comment

        November 5, 2016 at 11:46 am

        LVS-You make a great point…..and you could make all of those same points about legal alcohol. Alcohol abuse has the same drain on society as drugs, maybe even worse.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 5, 2016 at 11:56 am

          I can’t argue with that. Alcohol like drugs when abused is a terrible thing.

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            Anonymous

            November 5, 2016 at 11:59 am

            The major point is, alcohol when used correctly is legal. Illegal drugs are not.

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            Peter L

            November 5, 2016 at 1:06 pm

            Marijuana when used correctly is beneficial, as is cocaine. Your argument is retarded. Propagandists focus on the extreme examples of those who abuse.

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            Anonymous

            November 5, 2016 at 2:56 pm

            Bull shit. Look at Colorado. Their crime rate has spiked since they let dope heads like you use pot.

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            Anonymous

            November 5, 2016 at 2:59 pm

            You are a prime example of what happens when people use illegal drugs. Fried brain and a escapee from 5 east

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            Peter L

            November 5, 2016 at 3:46 pm

            LVS if Trump wins, you better upgrade to 24K Gold Lined Depends….for odor control, and to keep infection sores in check. Maybe Trump will send out a pair to all his Gold Level Donors.

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            Anonymous

            November 5, 2016 at 5:20 pm

            Ha, ha, . You shit your pants at least once a week. You are the one who knows all about stinky assholes. You have one between your legs and on top of your neck. To bad your poor mother was never able to potty train a Dumb Ass druger like you.

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            Bart

            November 5, 2016 at 6:39 pm

            If Trump wins. Look who’s talking crap again it’s Peter the Loser. The same little boy who told all of us he voted for Trump. Probably another one of his continual lies. At least Peter doesn’t need depends as he’s got his mommy to clean his butt as always. Slug.

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    November 4, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    I wish you all the best Mandi.