Family and friends gathered around to say thanks to President Trump who signed the First Step Act that allowed an innocent man, Clinton Stewart, to be released from prison after serving seven years. He was in jail for corporate accusations and wanted former President Barack Obama to help him, but Obama did not.
Olivia Hodges wrote the following on YouTube on the video she uploaded: "Clinton Stewart, one of the #IRP5 businessmen wrongfully convicted in Denver, Colorado for a crime they didn't commit was released from the Florence Prison Camp in Florence, CO due to the #FirstStepAct signed by President Donald Trump!"
At one point there was a Petition to help the innocent men accused of corporate crimes but it did not get as much attention.
Their Change petition stated:
Patriotic and dedicated business executives who are serving 7-11 year sentences in a federal prison in Florence, Colorado. Sadly, they never committed a crime and have been gone from us for the past 4 and a half years. We, the families, including wives and children, are devastated and struggling from their loss.
We are asking the public and the media to help us expose the horrible injustice done to our fathers by signing our petition. The fathers, brothers and sons (David A. Banks, Kendrick Barnes, David A. Zirpolo, Clinton A. Stewart and Demetrius K. Harper) are innocent!
"Our loved ones are known as the IRP6." After 9/11, they started a company called IRP Solutions. IRP Solutions developed a criminal investigations software solution called Case Investigative Life Cycle (CILC, pronounced "silk) to help the Department of Homeland Security, FBI and other law enforcement agencies modernize their information technology systems and more effectively share information and collaborate with each other. We were so proud of what they accomplished and what it could mean for our country. For reasons we don't begin to understand, prosecutors said the their business and software was a scam. That is just not true. The facts and circumstances simply don't support that claim. CILC was featured in Police Magazine, Law Enforcement Technology magazine, a college texbook called Criminal Investigation (8th edition, Bennett and Hess (2007)) by Thomson Learning Inc. We know the truth and so do others who have actually reviewed this case.