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Misty Munsey Killian
Misty Munsey Killian, 44, is in her seventh year of a nineteen-year sentence for methamphetamine distribution. In the grip of a severe addiction herself, Ms. Munsey-Killian was simply trying to fund her habit. Her lengthy sentence was driven by the prosecutor’s decision to threaten her with a mandatory life sentence after trial if she did not accept a plea deal to a lengthy term - a classic example of the government wielding the “trial penalty” to achieve draconian sentences. Today, with changes wrought by statute, courts and charging practices, she would likely receive a sentence that she has already served. Ms. Munsey-Killian has an exemplary prison record, and an excellent release plan with family members who have remained close throughout her incarceration.