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Jeffrey Joe Nespor #61505-065

Sentenced to 11 years in March 1997 for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine & marijuana

I am a first-time, non-violent drug offender. I'm serving 132 months, must pay a $5,000.00 fine and 36 months supervised release. I have been incarcerated since 1996. I was born and raised in a small town in central South Dakota. I have three little boys; Jared (12), Derik (8), Casey (6) and a beautiful daughter, Heather (20). I have seen my children four times in five years.

The BOP has never placed me any closer than 600 miles from home. I started out 1,700 miles away. There are several prisons closer to home. I try to transfer often and get the run around each time. Both my parents have severe medical problems and it is very hard for them to travel this far.

When the Feds arrested me, the government and my lawyer told me I was being charged with 10 pounds of meth and 200 pounds of pot. I was facing a count of conspiracy; a charge of distribution of meth, distribution of cocaine, and intent to distribute all three.

I plead out, admitting guilt to one count of distribution of all three drugs, and was to be sentenced on four pound of methanphetamine and cocaine and 40 pounds of pot. In my plea agreement, my wife could plead guilty to a misdemeanor possession and receive two years probation. I took the agreement to keep her out of prison. The government added a gun enhancement on the end of it: a shotgun in a closet in a case, unloaded and no drugs in the area.

The whole thing started when I gave a friend, who set me up, three eighth ounces of coke and 2 ounces of pot. When they raided my shop and house they found 2 ounces of coke and meth and 2 pounds of pot. Neither jury nor grand jury ever decided any amounts; it was all put together by the prosecutor and the probation officer. They set the quantities at one pound of coke and three pounds of meth. Of course, meth gives you more time.

The government comes at you with all this ghost dope and unbelievable time, threatening to throw others in prison, like my ex-wife, who are not even guilty. How do you fight a monster like this? You ask for an evidentiary hearing and they give you more time by taking away points for acceptance of responsibility. They threaten to throw an innocent woman in prison and give me 17 to 24 years if I go to trial. At the time, I thought 11 years was a good deal; 11 years for supporting my drug addiction.

My hope of getting out earlier becomes less each year. We live in a country where big money, big business and poor government enslaves millions. We the prisoners are a business and we make them millions. If only more of our families would band together. For some reason, this is not being done enough.

Jeffrey J. Nespor 61505-065
9595 West Quincy
Littleton, CO 80123

Updated - 7/29/01

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