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Jackie Laster has served over six years of her 188-month sentence imposed for low-level, non-violent, unarmed role in a street crack distribution conspiracy. She pled to avoid a much higher penalty after trial, but then at sentencing, the government advocated for a series of enhancements that had never been previewed with Ms. Laster during the plea-bargaining process. In effect, she faced the post-trial sentence without the benefit of a trial. Her prison record has been exemplary. She completed a housekeeping apprenticeship and was selected as a mentor to new inmates at her prison camp. Upon release, Ms. Laster is planning on living with her older sister, who is currently caring for Ms. Laster’s son.