Rally to Free Bernard Noble

Bernard Noble poster with daughterOPD, Louisianans for Responsible Reform and others will rally for Bernard Noble, Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m

Bernard Noble, a 49-year-old native of New Orleans and father of seven children, is currently serving 13.3 years for in the Jackson Parish Correctional Center in Jonesboro, Louisiana.

His crime? Possession of 2.8 grams of marijuana - roughly enough marijuana to roll two joints. Less than is now legal in a growing number of states.  For this, Bernard Noble has been separated from a family he has worked actively to support, overpaying his child support, and being the kind of father we all hope a man will be.

Attempting to reduce Noble’s mandatorily imposed sentence, the trial judge stated “Mr. Noble’s inevitable incarceration will be a greater punishment for his children than for himself.” And yet, after the trial judge’s reduced sentence was appealed, Mr. Noble was slapped once again with the mandatory 13 years.

On behalf of Bernard Noble and his children, we are launching a campaign to bring attention to Noble’s petition for clemency. Governor Bobby Jindal has the power to return Mr. Noble to his children. Governor Jindal has the power to allow Mr. Noble to once again work and provide for his children. Governor Jindal has the power to let Mr. Noble be a father again, instead of another statistic in Louisiana's title as the prison capital of the world.

Please join us on Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m. as we gather in the Broadmoor neighborhood where Mr. Noble was arrested to launch our campaign urging the Governor to Be Noble, Free Noble. We will be gathering on the neutral grounds on the Broadmoor side of Napoleon and Claiborne. Any and all are invited to attend.

Help us spread the word online through our website www.benoblefreenoble.com, Facebook page and Twitter @LAReform #benoblefreenoble #blacklivesmatter and sign the petition!

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