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Obama Sends Heartwarming Letter To Prisoner He Freed

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Obama Sends Heartwarming Letter To Prisoner He Freed

Obama Sends Heartwarming Letter To Prisoner He Freed And Turned Her Life Around

The woman who was granted clemency from President Barack Obama in 2016 after being sentenced to three life sentences plus 20 years for her involvement in her husband’s cocaine distribution, has decided to pay him back in a great way.

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Danielle Metz, who was convicted in 1993, dropped of high school and fell into the drug life after meeting her husband. Metz was arrested after delivering packages to Houston under her husband’s orders. She received the long sentence despite never being found in possession of any drugs and having never been implicated in any violence! However, during her time in prison, her family continued to lobby on her behalf. They said Metz is actually a loving family member who had an abusive, older husband.

Rather than beating herself up or falling back into that horrible life, Metz decided to make a change once she got out, not only for herself but also for her family.

At the age of 50, Metz entered Southern University in New Orleans, studying to become a social worker. She made the dean’s list with a 3.75 grade point average and Obama was beyond thrilled to hear the great news. In a letter addressed to Metz, Obama wrote,

“I am so proud of you, and am confident that your example will have a positive impact for others who are looking for a second chance,” Obama said in a hand-written letter to Metz, obtained by USA Today. Obama ended the letter with a sweet message: “Tell your children I say hello, and know that I’m rooting for all of you.”

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