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Ralph Duke continues to fight his life sentence.

Ralph Duke was arrersted in 1989 after his son attempted to purchase cocaine from DEA super-informant Andrew Chambers. Ralph was convicted of drug charges following a jury trial and sentenced to life imprisonment. He won a miraculous Pro Se appeal regarding certain aspects of his conviction, resulting in a 2018 resentencing where he could have been released. The judge instead re-sentenced Ralph to life imprisonment despite the decades already served for his non-violent first-time conviction.

2022-05-20 Last Filing - Motion for Compasssionate Release

2020-05-13 Article - Jurisdictional defects of the Duke resentencing

2019-02-15 Oral Arguments before 8th Circuit


2018-02-13 Transcripts - Duke resentenced to life imprisonment

2017-09-29 Order - Vacating firearm counts of conviction

2007 Petition with 23 Exhibits
Exhibit#01 DEA Management Review
Exhibit#02 1989-12-06 Trial Transcript
Exhibit#03 1997-00-00 Andre Duke
Exhibit#04 1997-07-24 Claude Duke
Exihbit#05 1997-08-21 Danny Givens
Exhibit#06 1998-05-20 Anthony Turner
Exhibit#07 1998-06-18 Loren Duke
Exhibit#08 1998-07-15 Arcell Magee
Exhibit#09 1998-07-21 Jacqeline Ballard
Exhibit#10 1998-07-22 Theryl Dugas
Exhibit#11 1998-07-27 Yancy Bolten
Exhibit#12 1998-08-04 Jeffrey Ballard
Exhibit#13 1998-08-20 Steven Bjorklund
Exhibit#14 1998-08-25 Harry Ballard
Exhibit#15 1998-09-02 Steven Maxwell
Exhibit#16 1998-09-03 Marcel Duke
Exhibit#17 1998-09-18 Vincent Carraher
Exhibit#18 1999-01-19 Joseph Ballard
Exhibit#19 2000-10-02 David Yeoman
Exhibit#20 2001-03-26 F. Clayton Tyler
Exhibit#21 2001-10-08 H. Dean Steward
Exhibit#22 2001-12-05 Jack Nordby
Exhibit#23 2001-12-18 Vincent Carraher