Woman on Fire: Mary GreenoeNovember 14, 2011 2 Comments
This isn’t wild kingdom, though.
She is a Raleigh woman on fire about challenging the prison system for its
treatment of her son.
Her son Steven Greenoe is a former U.S. Marine.
detention center in Greenville — on charges he smuggled at least 66 guns into the United
Ms. Greenoe wants to know why her son is being held in this way… and claims that he has never been written up and has been a model inmate.
In March of this year, Greenoe plead guilty to taking guns out of the U.S. to the U.K. without license and without notifying the airline.
He actually faced 50 counts of international gun smuggling. Prosecutors dropped all but two in a plea deal. He is currently awaiting a sentence.
His mother says that’s been delayed because the prosecution asked for and was granted a continuance.
Mary Greenoe wrote to me that she repeatedly asks for a reason– in writing– on why her son is being unfairly treated. She says she has been told, “because they can”.
This evening, I had a conversation with Greenoe’s attorney Mark Edwards. He did not want to comment about the case or the prison conditions of his client. He says he doesn’t want to say anything that could weighed against Steven Greenoe.
Edwards did reveal that a sentencing date has been set for next month… around the week of December 12th.
He agreed to talk with me in full once this is over.
I don’t yet have satisfying answers for this “woman on fire”, but I’m determined to keep trying.