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Resource ID: #16853
Subject: Prisons
Source: Glamour Magazine
Date: 2024-10-16



Glamour tells the story of Amy Ralston Pofahl, the former wife of a drug kingpin. Ralston (she no longer goes by her married name) found out her ex-husband, Sandy Pofahl, was the mastermind of a syndicate that made and distributed Ecstasy when he was arrested in 1989. Even though they had been separated for a year, Ralston agreed to help Pofahl make bail by recovering some of his drug profits at various, secret locations. Ralston had no idea this was illegal. During the trial, Pofahl implicated Ralston into the syndicate. She ended up receiving a sentence of 24-years in jail, while he only got one of four years. Glamour profiled Ralston in the June 1999 issue. President Clinton heard of her story and granted her clemency. This article tells the story of what happened to Ralston following her release from jail.

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