Ismael Lira was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for intent to distribute marijuana. Ismael has served 15 years, and while incarcerated has taken a number of vocational training courses. Despite strong family support and a job awaiting him upon release, his clemency petition was denied in 2017. I
n an interview with Civilized last year, Ismael said "I'm going to die here." Help us keep up the fight for clemency for Ismael and all cannabis prisoners.