What’s life like for Misty?

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“I am doing the best I can in this place. I’ve just been a lil down but I’ll do better. Not much new on my end. Just still trying to fight to get out of this place. All I do is work and sleep. It is the best way to pass the time.

“I stay to myself so I stay out of dumb stuff. It’s getting so bad in here. Every day stuff is changing. They don’t feed us good. They don’t give us the stuff we need. It’s so bad. I can’t wait until this is over for me. I miss my family so much. I lost my mom. I feel so alone. I’m still trying to get my GED but they keep kicking me out cuz I have too much time.*

“It’s so crazy but I know one day this will be over.”

— Misty Croslin, Lowell Correctional Institution

*Editor’s note: After many months of attending classes and studying, Misty was removed from the GED (high school equivalency) program. Prison officials told her that the GED program is designed to help women who are close to being released finish their education so they can find jobs. Since Misty is serving a 25 year sentence they said she was not eligible yet. To her credit, Misty is trying to improve herself through self-study and spending time in the library.

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The Latest From Misty

“I hope one day I get my life back. I will never give up hope. Yes, we do need to reach out to more people. This is injustice. My Dad did move to Michigan. It’s best for him. I got no one here in Florida now. It is crazy how long I have been in here. Just doing this time, ready to get out. I’m missing my family really bad.” — Misty Croslin

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Happy Birthday, Misty

Misty’s birthday is December 9th. If you’d like to send her a card or note to wish her well and show your support, here’s the address:

Misty J. Croslin V36472

Lowell Correctional Institution

11120 N. W. Gainesville Road

Ocala, FL 34482

Pardon Misty, Governor Rick Scott

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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.

Appeal Denied for Misty Croslin

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NEW 4 JAX is reporting …

Misty Croslin was denied a motion for a reduced sentence on a  2010 conviction on drug trafficking charges.

Croslin testified in St. Johns County in March, asking a judge to overturn her conviction and sentence. But the judge found Croslin had adequate representation and denied the motion for a reduced sentence.

Croslin claimed that her plea was involuntary because her lawyer, Robert Fields, told her that if she pleaded no contest, she would be sentenced to a maximum of six years in prison as a youthful offender.

“He pretty much just told me not to worry … everything is going to be OK,” Croslin said. “I was under medication and wasn’t fully aware of what was going on. I put all my trust in him.”

Croslin admitted that judges in both St. Johns and Putnam counties told her she would face a 25-year mandatory minimum sentence, but thought that was the maximum, not the sentence she would receive.

Croslin’s father, Hank Croslin, also testified that Fields said repeatedly that his daughter would not get more than six years in prison because she had never been in legal trouble before.


Now my personal comments:

This is terrible news. Thoughts and prayers go out to Misty and her family. The American justice system is rigged and broken. Two 25 year sentences for selling $3,000 worth of pain pills?

All the result of being set up in a police sting that was organized in direct relation to an entirely different investigation. It’s obvious that law enforcement, the District Attorney’s office and Judge Wendy Berger are not being truthful when they say Misty’s drug case had nothing to do with any other legal matter.

I call upon the U.S. Justice Department to launch an investigation into the improper entrapment, prosecution and sentencing of Misty Croslin.

Free Misty Croslin!

 

 

School Update From Misty

“Still in school trying to get my GED. I’m doing much better too. I’m proud of myself.” — Misty.

 

Still waiting

Everyone is still waiting anxiously for word on Misty Croslin’s appeal for a new trial. As soon as word comes through you’ll find the news here. Hope and pray.

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