TERRANCE MOSLEY # 364080
LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
P.O. BOX 94304
BATON ROUGE, LA 70804-9304
REGISTER NUMBER: 364080
RACE: AFRICAN AMERICAN
LOCATED AT: LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
RELEASE DATE: LIFE
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Terrance Mosley is doing life for POT. Terrance was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Mosley, a former special education student who has an eighth grade education, had two priors from his teen years related to drugs.
Terrance L. Mosley was sentenced to LWOP for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
In August 2008, he was seated in the passenger seat of a parked car when a police officer searched the car, allegedly because it had duplicate license plates and was parked on the street, facing traffic. The officer found two bags of marijuana in the car that totaled 867 grams, or about two pounds. Mr. Mosley says he was trying to get a ride and did not know the marijuana was in the car, which he adamantly insists did not belong to him. The driver of the car received probation in exchange for pleading guilty and did not serve any time.
Mr. Mosley was first sentenced to 25 years in prison, but was subsequently sentenced to life without parole as a third-strike offender. To adjudicate Mosley a habitual offender, the judge used a 12-year-old conviction for a nonviolent drug crime he had committed as a juvenile. Mosley, a former special education student who has an eighth-grade education, had only two prior convictions: possession of cocaine with intent to distribute when he was age 17 and distribution of cocaine when he was 18. Mosley has served five years of his LWOP sentence and says that he feels ―dead and ―lost in the system.
Calling his sentence ―pure hell, he says that it is ―cruel and unusual punishment to think you will never be free before you die. His fiancée continues to support him and visits him regularly. The father of five children, 36-year-old Mosley says, ―I‘d like to have my freedom back and be the best in society possible and father for my children.