Last Prisoner Project: Kevin Allen – Life Without Parole For Selling Cannabis To The Value Of $US20

Kevin Allen is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole in Louisiana after he was convicted of selling $20 worth of marijuana.

On December 27, 2012, and March 13, 2013, the Bossier Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force paid a confidential informant to approach Allen and solicit marijuana. Mr. Allen provided the CI with a grand total of $20 worth of weed.

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Kevin was found guilty by a split jury on March 18, 2014. Initially sentenced to 10 years imprisonment of hard labor for each count, the state filed for an enhancement of punishment under the state’s habitual offender statutes. Allen was then resentenced to life imprisonment without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

Fortunately, a new Louisiana law, La.C.Cr.P. art. 930.10a, provides an opportunity for J. Schuyler Marvin— the Bossier and Webster Parish District Attorney—to reduce Mr. Allen’s sentence by working with him to come to a mutually agreed upon “post-conviction plea agreement”. In layman terms, DA Marvin can release Kevin.

Last Prisoner Project is launching the #FreeKevinAllen advocacy campaign to generate public pressure on DA Marvin to do just that! We encourage you to use our information below to write, call and email DA Marvin’s office and urge him to free Kevin Allen.

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