Woman Granted Clemency by Obama Going Back to Jail

Jun 13, 2017

A Texas woman given clemency by President Obama is on her way back to federal prison. Carol Denise Richardson, 49, was convicted in 2006 of possession and intent to distribute crack cocaine. She was given a life sentence that was commuted by Obama in 2016 along with the sentences of over 1700 other convicted felons,

Richardson repeatedly violated the terms of her probation and recently was arrested for stealing some laundry detergent that she apparently intended to sell to purchase drugs. She has been sent back to prison or 14 months and then will go back on probation. The judge expressed great disappointment that she had wasted the second chance given to her.