Aging People in Prison Human Rights Campaign
NJ-Sundiata Acoli; 80 yrs old, 43 yrs in prison, denied parole in June 2016; told to come back for parole hearing in 15 yrs. MD-Eraina Pretty, 57 yrs old, 39yrs in prison. (Note: Commutation denied again in 2019) MO-Patty Prewitt, 65 yrs old, 30 yrs in prison, eligible for parole in 2036. Left behind 5 children. PA- Joseph Ligon; 79 yrs old, 63 yrs in prison (Note: Offered parole in 2016, but refused remains in prison. Read-NC-John Phillips-At home behind bars: After 66 years in prison, he has lost the desire to leave. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article230690889.html) PA-MOVE9, 39yrs in prison, each sentenced to 100 yrs in prison, 2 died in prison, 3 remain in prison. NC-Leopoldo Hernandez Miranda, 78 yrs old, over 23 yrs in prison. MD- Kenneth Collins; 53 yrs old, 30 yrs in prison, 17 yrs on death row. AL- Geneva Cooley; 70 yrs old, sentenced in 2006 to 999 years, 99 months, and 99 days. CA-James A. White; 80 yrs old, 37 yrs in prison, has helped 1,500 inmates earn degrees. (see article under NEWS and ARTICLES). VA- Minor Smith; 71 yrs old, 50 yrs in prison. https://harvyoder.blogspot.com/2017/06/blind-poet-at-70-still-yearns-for.html. PA- Avis Lee; 57 yrs old, 38 yrs in prison. PA-Cyd Berger; 63 yrs old, 38 yrs in prison. PA-Diane Weaver; 68 yrs old, 41 yrs in prison. PA- Marie Scott; 65 yrs old, 45 yrs in prison. PA-Naomi Wilson Blount; 68 yrs old, 35 yrs. in prison (Note: Commutation pending governor's approval in 2019). FL-Gary Williams; 56 yrs old, 30 yrs in prison.