Thank you for coming to Free Rafael DeJesus page.
My name is Berenice Albright. I am the sister of Rafael DeJesus and creator of this page. Twenty years ago my mother, Cruz DeJesus, started to bring awareness and advocate about the injustice that my brother, Rafael, continues to face as a first time, non-violent drug offender due to mandatory minimum sentencing. Unfortunately, everywhere she went for help seemed like a dead-end street, with no hope for criminal justice reform.
After losing Mom to cancer a year and a half ago, I decided to continue her mission to advocate for justice and bring my brother, Rafael DeJesus, home from Michigan state prison.
With less than 5 percent of the world’s population, but nearly 25 percent of its incarcerated population, the United States imprisons more people than any other nation in the world – largely due to the War on Drugs. In 1993, at 23 years old, my brother, Rafael was arrested, and has served 22 years in prison under a mandatory minimum sentence for a drug offense. Without a commutation from the Governor of Michigan Rick Snyder, Rafael will die in prison.
I ask that you take the time to discover the challenges, adversities and accomplishments that my brother has overcome and please sign the petition asking Governor Snyder to #FreeRafaelDeJesus