IF A NATIONS VALUES AND IDENTITY WERE JUDGED BY ITS JUSTICE SYSTEM
WHAT WOULD OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM SAY ABOUT US AS A NATION ?
NAME: Jason Hernandez. FED. NO. 07031-078.
AGE: 36. SENTENCE: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE. YEARS INCARCERATED: 15
COMMENTS MADE BY SENTENCING JUDGE: Before sentencing Jason to LWOP the district court stated that he disagreed with
the crack cocaine sentencing disparity and had written Congress to change it. He also stated, through reference, that it was hard for him to sentence someone as young as Jason (who was 21 at the time of sentencing) to LWOP but that under the Sentencing Guidelines he could not give a lower sentence.
CONDUCT AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS WHILE IN PRISON: During 15
years of incarceration Jason has never received a disciplinary infraction. In addition he has completed a number of college and vocational courses such as Business Management, Paralegal Studies, Welding, etc.,. He was also selected by the prison to participate in a program called "A Better Path", which allowed
Jason to talk to troubled youth from the community about opportunities they should seek other than breaking the law, and the hardships that prison poses on an individual and their family. Jason was also selected to serve on F.C.I. El Reno's Prison Suicide Watch Companion Program.
NOTABLE FACT: The Lead Narcotics Officer responsible for Jason's federal incarceration has stated that although Jason should be in prison for his involvement with drug dealing, a sentence of LWOP was to severe of a sentence.
LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE REDUCED TO TWENTY YEARS=RELEASED