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Have you ever made a mistake in your life or done something that if you could just turn back the hands of time, things would be so different. Behind every story, there are real people, real emotions and real facts. This is our story and but by the grace of God it could be your story too.
In 1991, Frankie was involved in a ring of armed robberies. He was sentenced to 228-528 years in prison. No one was injured in any of the crimes. This sentence was handed down five years before the state of Ohio had a sentencing guideline. Frankie was 19 years old.
In 2002, Frankie was at a very low and desperate place in life. Instead of asking for a second chance, he made a feeble attempt to create one. He was recorded advising someone, by phone, how to rob a bank. Again, no one was injured. Frankie received an additional 13 years for this offense. The accomplices in the crime were sentenced up 18 months. We recognize that there are consequences to every choice. However , the question is asked, how long and how much is too much? Federal sentencing guidelines have changed ,as well, since Frankie's sentence. With both sentences combined, Frankie will be approximately 73 years old when he is released.
Frankie is now 39 years old and has served over 20 years. He has made better use of his time by obtaining his G.E.D. and becoming a member of the Toast Master Club ( program designed to teach you how to public speak.) He continues to participate in workshops and classes to better himself . He has become a model prisoner .This web petition is about a second chance. This time Frankie is asking for one. Frankie has applied for clemency in the state of Ohio. We, the family, unite with him in his request for a second chance . We believe there are others that are willing to support and join us. There is still power in numbers and the voice of the people. Please unite with us and give this story wings. Please sign, share it , spread it and pray about it! Let's work together....bringing awareness not only to "free" Frankie but others suffering the same fate.