Latasha Carter is the mother of Shandre Saunders, currently incarcerated at Red Onion State Prison. Latasha lives five hours away in Lynchburg, VA. In this audio postcard Latasha sits with Shandre’s grandmother, aunt, and cousins in her living room. They share stories and send lots of love out to Shandre.
About Shandre’s Case: Shandre Saunders was sixteen years old when he was charged in a shooting incident that injured a passing cab driver. His family could not afford a lawyer. He was offered a plea deal, but refused it, because he maintained that he was not the one who fired the shot that hit the driver. He was tried as an adult and convicted of aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm during commission of a felony and participation in a street gang. He was sentenced to fifty-three years in prison. He is now twenty-four years old. He has been in prison for eight years, and has not had access to classes to complete his GED. His release date is 2060. He will be sixty-nine years old.