Octogenarian Antonio Bascaro, the world’s longest serving marijuana prisoner, most needs help in the form of Clemency Petition Support Letters. Taking the time to write a letter in support of a prisoner’s clemency is one of the most important things you can do to help them, even though it won’t cost you much time or money. Why? Because each support letter is logged and recorded, and this makes a difference when it comes time for the pardon attorney to decide which petitions to support. Also, the more a given prisoner’s name comes up in front of the pardon attorney and their staff, the more they are likely to notice them. Keep in mind the pardon attorney’s office sifts through tens of thousands of clemency petitions, so the more often we can keep bring the prisoner in front of pardon attorney staff (within reason) the better.
The following links will help you write a letter. (Trust us, it’s easy! You CAN do this!) We even have a sample letter you can just change the words on, sign and send, OR you can even copy it as is if you like. The most important things is to get those letters for Antonio in as soon as possible! Thank you!
- Clemency Support Letter Do’s and Don’ts
- How to Write a Clemency Support Letter Step-by-Step
- Sample Clemency Support Letter for Antonio Bascaro
- Understanding Clemency, Commutations, and Pardons
- About Antonio Bascaro and His Case
Write to Antonio Bascaro, the Longest Serving Marijuana Prisoner
Antonio Bascaro loves to get cards and letters from supporters. Write to him here:
Antonio Bascaro #03846-021
PO Box 779800
Miami, FL 33177
General Bureau of Prison Rules About Sending Mail to Inmates:
- Only ink and paper are allowed, in other words, no tape, staples, stickers, glue, glitter, doo dads, etc. While the prisoners would no doubt LOVE the handmade cards your kids make, they sadly would be returned by the prison. Handmade cards are OK, as long as they consist of only a drawing on paper. Same with commercial cards, bypass anything fancy and stick to cards that are just images on paper.
- Yes you may send photos. Prisoners look at the same drab walls and people every day. Likewise they love getting photos. You can send up to 25 pages per envelope (photos and paper). As long as there is no nudity and no illegal activity depicted, everything else is OK. Send photos of yourself, your family, your pets, your vacation, pretty scenery. Anything!
- You can talk about most anything in your letters, except illegal activity. If you are a cannabis activist, as many followers of this site are, it is perfectly OK to talk about that, just not anything illegal.
- You can send up to 25 pages per envelope.
- Books and magazines can be sent BUT they must come from a commercial bookseller, such as Amazon. Sadly we are no longer allowed to send books and magazines from home.