In June of 2016, Drug War Stories did an extensive profile of Commuted Drug War Prisoner, Rudy Martinez, who had been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on a conspiracy drug conviction. Thankfully, former President Obama commuted Rudy’s sentence on August 31st, and Rudy finally left the Salvation Army half-way house on December 28th of last year. Now that he is free, Rudy has a new Facebook page, RudyMartinez@rightthesentence, where he is telling his story and the stories of others left behind in prison.
Below is a video of Rudy from March 19th describing his experiences since his release from prison:
Rudy got permission to travel to Minneapolis on March 20th to meet with the attorney who helped him get his sentence commuted, Mark Osler, at St. Thomas Law School and speak to his law class.
Below is a video of Rudy describing his trip to Minneapolis on March 20th to meet with Mark and speak to his law class.
And here is a video of Rudy from Rudy’s page that he posted on March 26 to introduce his new page and describe his project: