Innocent Appeal. Jacqueline Temple started this petition to Governor Tate Reeves.
Tameka Drummer is a 46 year old mother of 4 serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana. She was pulled over in Alcorn County Mississippi for not having a license plate. which lead to her car being searched. A proper tag was in the back seat. That’s the night her life sentence began.
Tameka has been in prison since she was 34 years old. Her youngest child was 4 when she was arrested. In April her child turned 16.
Tameka was sentenced under Mississippi’s crushing “habitual offender” law. The only hope for Tameka to ever leave prison alive is for you, Governor Reeves, to pardon her, grant her clemency or commute her sentence. You have the awesome power to give Tameka and her family their life back. Give a mother the chance to hold her child again. You hold her life in your hands. Her release would save Mississippi tax payers untold amounts of money and resources but also remove the stain of this injustice from our collective conscience.
Please show the world that Mississippi is changing everyday, We are merciful and believe in redemption.
—Merciful Citizens Everywhere