Letter of Support for the Commutation Petition of Weldon Angelos

On November 13, 2013, over 100 signatories – including former judges and prosecutors, former elected and appointed government officials, and prominent authors, scholars, artists, activists, and business leaders – sent a letter to President Obama in support of a commutation petition by then imprisoned Weldon Angelos, who was serving 55 years in prison for a first time marijuana offense. The letter, drafted by Academy for Justice Faculty Director Erik Luna, highlighted the draconian and unique sentence Mr. Angelos had received and urged the president to commute this unjust sentence.