IF A NATIONS VALUES AND IDENTITY WERE JUDGED BY ITS JUSTICE SYSTEM
WHAT WOULD OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM SAY ABOUT US AS A NATION ?
NAME: Altonio O'Shea Douglas. Fed. No. 23798-077.
AGE: 50. SENTENCE: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE. YEARS INCARCERATED: 20.
COMMENTS MADE BY SENTENCING JUDGE: At sentencing the
district court stated that Mr. Douglas demonstrated he was a
compassionate person and that he was not at ease about
sentencing him to life imprisonment, but that he had no
discretion to sentence him to a lesser sentence.
CONDUCT AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS WHILE IN PRISON: While
incarcerated Mr. Douglas has done much to better his life and
others. For example, after completing the Welding Program
offered at F.C.I. El Reno Mr. Douglas was asked to be an instructor to assist in teaching other inmates the trade of
welding and fabricating metals, which he has done for the last five years. As a result of his commitment to the
class the prison has presented him with the "You Make A Difference" Award three years in a row. He was also
selected by the prison to participate in a program called "A Better Path", which allowed Mr. Douglas to talk to
troubled youth from the community about the opportunities that they should seek other than breaking the law and
the hardships that prison poses on an individual and their families. Furthermore, he has not received a incident
report in over twelve years.
NOTABLE FACT: If the crack cocaine disparity were eliminated Mr. Douglas would be eligible for immediate release.
Altonio was released in 2016 after obtaining relief under the recent "Reduce By Two Amendment." Ultimately he served over 24 years in prison....