Gary sacrificed basically his whole life for us. He was only 28 years old when he went to prison, he is now 61 years old. Writing this letter might not accomplish anything, but it is worth a try. All you have to do is copy, paste and print (or write out by hand) and then stamp and mail. Takes a very few minutes of your day for somebody who sacrificed so much!
Honorable President Trump,
I am writing you about Gary Yarbrough, Federal Prisoner #09883-016, who is currently housed at Florence ADX. Gary was arrested in 1984 and convicted of RICO, armored car robbery, and counterfeiting. I have seen much worse criminals, including murderers do much less time.
In 2009, he was given a parole date of 2014. Subsequently, he was given a Notice of Action. This Notice of Action said they were holding a reverse hearing because of internet posts made about him on political websites. Gary had nothing to do with these posts, he was at ADX without computer access. The first parole examiner found no reason to vacate Gary’s parole date. The BOP was not satisfied with this decision, so they held a second reconsideration hearing. The second parole examiner decided to give Gary a 15 year set off date, which was the action that the BOP desired.
A parole attorney was hired for Gary’s 2016 parole hearing. ADX frustrated him in every way. This attorney was not even allowed a legal visit with Gary before the parole hearing. It took the attorney over three months just to arrange one legal call! Of course, Mr. Yarbrough was denied parole.
Gary has had no major infractions and has worked every program the BOP has ask him to. We believe Gary is just being held for his political beliefs. Prisoners still have Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion. When did this penal system turn into one that violates these rights? His mail is rejected or most of the time he does not even receive it.
Gary’s health is precarious, and he is not getting adequate treatment for his health problems. He has severe Rheumatoid Arthritis, and a genetic blood disorder, where his body produces to much iron. He has even been denied an anti-inflammatory diet, which was prescribed by a doctor. He is not given the blood-letting he needs for his blood disorder. His RA is so bad that it is starting to cause inflammation on his brain. He has also been abused by staff.
He was severely beaten by guards in Atlanta. He was beaten so bad, while handcuffed and shackled, that he was in a wheelchair months after the beating. Nothing was ever done to the guards who did this injustice because the paperwork was supposedly lost.
Gary has mostly been in solitary confinement prisons his 33 years in prison, which is in humane. He has been at Supermax in Florence, Colorado for over 11 years. This is cruel and unusual punishment! SuperMax or the BOP have never given us a clear reason why he is at ADX.
President Trump, could you please investigate Gary’s situation and consider giving him a compassionate release? He has done more time than anybody else would do for the crimes he has been convicted of. Gary’s incarceration costs the taxpayers more than $68,270 per year. He has paid his debt to society and just wants to be home with his family.
Thank you for your time.
Here is the address to send it to:
President Donald Trump
1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20006
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
You can also email by going to http://www.whitehouse.gov and going to contact us. However, I imagine snail mail would be better.
Thank you for helping!!!!!