Today, Peter Ninemire is a Wichita Business owner and a licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker, but 15 years ago he was just completing the first 10 years in federal prison on a 25 year sentence for cultivating marijuana. Ninemire admits, he needed to serve some time in jail, but 25 was way too much.
Fifteen years ago, Pres. Bill Clinton commuted Ninemire’s sentence along with 21 others. Ninemire isn’t the only success story, he says none of the 21 have returend to prison.
In prison, Ninemire was active with Families Against Mandatory Minimums. He’s still an activist for sentencing reform and speaks about his case to groups across the nation.