Two brothers, two petitions for clemency, two different outcomes
USA Today
January 9, 2017

“In the 1990s, Harold and Dewayne Damper were involved in a drug trafficking operation that brought cocaine from Southern California to Jefferson Davis County, Miss. — at the rate of about 1 kilo of cocaine a month, prosecutors said.

“The two brothers, known as ‘Odie’ and ‘Doogie,’ were indicted together, tried together, given the same sentence and, until recently, served their sentences at the same minimum-security prison.

“When President Obama announced a clemency initiative to give drug dealers like them a second chance, both applied for presidential clemency.”

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