Many people are asking why President Obama doesn’t pardon Misty Croslin. The short answer is, even if he wanted to, he can’t. The President can only issue pardons or reduce prison time if the person is convicted of a federal crime.
Since Misty was convicted and sentenced on state charges, only Governor Rick Scott (Republican) of Florida can set her free or reduce her prison time.
Hank Croslin, Misty’s father has already written twice to Governor Scott asking him to give Misty a second chance. I have written to Governor Scott also. There has been absolutely no response from the Governor.
Perhaps Governor Scott can explain to Florida taxpayers why they are keeping Misty in prison for 25 years at a cost of about $30,000 per year for the crime of selling $3,000 worth of pain pills. Is that money well spent?
Misty is not a threat to society. She is a first time non-violent drug offender.
We an only hope Governor Scott is defeated and the next governor has more compassion and common sense.