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2nd Chance Campaign Milton Butler

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The office of 2nd Chance Initiative MS Now is launching this petition on behalf of Milton Butler who is currently incarcerated under the Mississippi Department of Corrections as a first time offender and he was convicted by Pike County officials for controlled substance trafficking with an enhancement & Methamphetamine Possession with enhancement and ultimately the Courts sentenced him to two (14) year harsh sentences in 2019. The office of 2nd Chance is pointing out that there exist many errors in his case such as excessive sentencing, poor representation, prosecutorial misconduct, improper investigation, illegal traffic stop, racial profiling, and with so many obstacles Mr. Butler was faced he accepted his fate of receiving a excessive sentence. It is a known fact that in Mississippi the Public Defender System is inadequate and under paid by all means then so many black males become targets to this very system. The purpose of this petition is to gain votes that will be used in a plan of action to seek reconsideration, 2nd Chance Alternatives, Sentence Reduction, and to mount pressure on the Mississippi legislative branch to evaluate cases like this and pass laws that helps people like Mr. Butler. In fact, Mr. Butler has never been a drug dealer and has never engaged in trafficking illegal drugs in Mississippi not across state lines which raised a question as to why he was targeted in the black community. Also Mr. Butler is not classified as a murderer, rapist, or Bank Robber therefore his sentence doesn't fit the crime and the enhancements are in fact excessive. The people are aware that bias exists in courthouses and people like Mr. Butler never had a chance when the deck was stacked against him in 2019. We are asking for signatures for purposes of getting him a 2nd Chance.

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