Back to Justice for David Correa

Please take a minute to read David's story,

David Correa is a first time nonviolent drug law violator. The Federal Government indicted him for conspiracy to possess five kilograms of cocaine. In his trial, a jury found Correa guilty of the conspiracy as charged in the indictment. From this charge, Correa faced a sentence of ten years. However, instead of that sentence, the court enhanced Correa’s sentence to life in prison, without possibility of parole, citing illegal weapons and explosives which were not possessed by David.

When David had been arrested, an well known crime family, branded by the prosecutor as seasoned criminals, assisted the government in securing Correa’s conviction. Contrary to Correa, a first time non-violent offender, the family was notoriously known for violence, having had numerous prior convictions and were all experienced in manipulating the U.S. Justice System. As reward for their assistance, when it came time for them to be punished for their own, far worse violent crimes, all the weapons and explosives charges against them were dropped and they received ridiculously huge time reductions to their sentences. The FBI found the illegally possessed weapons and explosives solely at the family’s homes and places of business during legal search and seizures, but then used these as justification for David's enhanced sentence.

Prior to Correa’s arrest, he lived as an educated, upper-middle class, positively productive member of and contributor to society. Eastern Airlines gainfully employed him as a Commercial Pilot. In addition, he had several businesses throughout Brevard County Florida, upon which a large number of the areas citizens depended for employment. Furthermore, Correa had been a member in good standing of the Brevard County Chamber of Commerce. A faithful husband, father and son to his parents.

In 1975, Correa graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ. Upon graduation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, immediately employed him. In 1985, Correa departed NASA in good standing to work for Eastern Airlines as a Commercial pilot- a position he held until his arrest on November 15, 1989.

Today, Correa effectively has been destroyed. No family –taken by the judge’s draconian life sentence; no career– hope has been lost of ever getting out of prison young enough to be able to get back up on his feet to make something of himself; no dreams—just getting older with each passing year, unnecessarily having to look forward to a slow and lonely death in prison. Not a pleasant thought for someone who so actively lived in his youth, studied very hard to become somebody and worked even harder to achieve success in life. However, a small ray of hope does exist, that maybe the Federal Parole System will be reinstated, or some influential person may come into Correa’s life and assist him– then Correa would have a chance to return to his family some day.

Correa’s parents are located in the Brevard County area of Florida and welcome any and all inquiries about their only son David. They are retired and may be contacted at

[email protected]

P.O. Box 10154 Titusville, FL 32783-0154

Further references may be provided upon request.

Thank you for taking your time to read about David and his family’s plight. We hope to come in contact with people who are as dedicated as we, his family and friends, are to justice, and hopefully find someone who is influential in bringing David home. David has now completed 19 holiday seasons in prison and we believe that is enough punishment for a first time, non-violent offender. We need Dave home.

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