Bernard Noble is a 49-year-old father of seven, who was sentenced to 13.3 years in prison with hard labor and no possibility of parole after being convicted for possession of 2.8 grams of marijuana – the equivalent of two marijuana cigarettes -- in a parish prison in Louisiana (USA)
In 2011, Bernard was riding a bike in New Orleans when police officers stopped him and discovered the 2.8 grams of marijuana. Due to two, decades-old prior drug convictions, he was charged under the state’s habitual offender law and faced a mandatory sentence of thirteen and one-third years.
Bernard's mother has launched a petition on change.org to ask Governor Jindal to grant clemency to his son.
You can read about Bernard and help to reach the goal of 75.000 supporters signing the petition HERE