“So these aren’t the type of defendants, in my opinion, that the mandatory minimums and all that are addressed to, but that unfortunately, is not for me to decide… the guidelines … require that there be life imprisonment imposed.” The subject of those words, a husband and son, has always maintained his innocence regarding drug possession. His court-appointed lawyer, desperate to find a witness, asked if he might be able to draw a composite sketch, and to everyone’s astonishment, he did, but to no avail.  Fulton Washington, who goes by the avuncular Mr. Wash, served 21 years in prison, and may have served for life, if not for the persistent devotion of his daughter, Ahneishia, and the compassionate pardon of…

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