Freed December 16, 2020

Incarcerated for 12 years, 3 months, and 8 days

Mr. Winslow was sentenced to life imprisonment for selling $20 worth of marijuana to a plain clothed police officer in Shreveport, Louisiana in 2008. He was resentenced to 12 years with credit for time served and walked out of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola in 2020.
After more than 12 years in prison for something that is no longer a crime in 16 states in this country (including Washington, D.C.) and has, in fact, become a near billion dollar legal industry, Mr. Winslow was released and reunited with his family–his daughter, Faith, and his two sisters, Nicki and Mildred. His mother passed away during his imprisonment.

Sadly, Mr. Winslow was killed in a triple shooting in Shreveport on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021. We will always remember his joyful outlook and his sense of hope, even as he served 12 years of a life sentence. He once told a reporter and friend, “We both [know] ‘no money no justice,’ that’s just the way the world is.” We are honored to have worked to bring some semblance of justice to Fate Winslow, and devastated that he got to experience so little of the liberty he deserved. His kindness, sense of humor, and passion for life all live on in our memory.