Ms. X And Its Effects On Society

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INTRODUCTION Ms. X X respectfully petitions the President for commutation of her 262 month sentence, of which about 168 months have been served. Ms. X has not received a major disciplinary infraction during her term of imprisonment. According to a study conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, prisoners who are 40 years and older are substantially less likely reengage in criminal behavior after being released from prison. At age 51, Ms. X is part of a demographic that is significantly less likely to reoffend. Further, the same study suggested that women are less likely than men to reoffend. As a women aged 40 or older, Ms. X is statistically less likely to commit further crimes then the general prison population. CRITERIA A. Currently Serving a Sentence that Would likely be Substantially Lower Today. B. Non-Violent Offender. C. Low Level Offender. D. Without Significant Ties to Large-Scale Criminal Organizations, Gangs, or Cartels. Ms. X participated in low level crack and cocaine activity, with no connections to large-scale criminal organizations, gangs or cartels. E. Length of Sentence Served. Ms. X has been incarcerated since her arrest on February 1, 2001. She was sentence to 262 months and is scheduled to be released on February 8, 2020 with good conduct. She has served over 14 years in prison as a result of her conviction. F. Does not Have a Significant Criminal History While Ms X has several prior convictions for controlled substances offenses, all of

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