Juvenile Lifer
  • Petitioned Govenor Corbett

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Juvenile Lifer

    1. antoinette haren
    2. Petition by

      antoinette haren

      chester, United States

Before signing this petition , I 'n requesting that you do not sign if you're going to put a nasty comment with it. Now since it was asked what he did, I will answer that. John was a drug dealer. His mother at one point was on drugs ,his stepfather a convicted murderer who was released on parole. He beat John all of the time. Knocked the teeth out of his mouth and broke a bone under his eye. John had to have surgery to reconstruct his mouth and eye. Two drug dealers were living in his house. These two drug dealers wanted to kill john and his family. One night an argument took place in the room that one of the victims rented. John was punched in the face  while the other victim was reaching for his gun. There were guns all over the room. John never denied shooting these two men who he said were his friends at one point, he mereley stated he was scared for his life.  . He is not that drug dealing kid who thought on impulse that day. He is no longer that kid who was neglected and abused. Its weird because people think his stepfather committed this crime. The police wanted him to say him to say his step father did it. His aunts,uncles etc believe the step father did it ,however John insists he did not. That it was him. John Blount is not a sociopath,a rapist,a childmolester. He was caught up in the street life and caught up with the wrong people. When he went to trial, none of his backround was looked into, nor taken into consideration. He wants a second chance.  John was sentenced as a juvenile to life without parole. He has been incarcerated since he was 17 he is now 39 years old. 22 years in prison. He has taken every class you can think of while being incarcerated. He has not had a write up since 1999. He is respected by not only other inmates but guards as well. There are so many others like him who were sentenced as juveniles to life without parole. The United states and Somila are the only countries who sentence juveniles to life without parole. And this is a violation of th UN treaty laws . The United States refuses to sign. Who says that they do not deserve a second chance? Why cant their case be reveiwed once they have served a certain amount of time or have became a certain age? Could you vote or buy ciggerettes at 15,16 or 17? You can not drink until you are 21. Studies have proven that a young persons mind does not stop developing until the age of 21 or 22. Our country has given harsher sentences to Juveniles than their adult counter parts. Tell me what is wrong with this? America is saying that they are hopeless. I say they have alot to contribute to our youth right now. Please sign this petition to free my husband so he can help to teach these kids that their are other ways to deal with problems and anger. Let him be the tangible example of what has happened to him for these at risk juveniles.

To:
Govenor Corbett
Pennsylvania Governor
President of the United States
Pennsylvania State Senate
Pennsylvania State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
I just signed the following petition addressed to: John Blount.

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Who says that they do not deserve a second chance? Our youth commit crimes and the United States deems them as adults who think like adults. Please research Juvenile lifers and sign this petition. Many are not the kid they were and many deserve a second chance. Thank you
Antoinette Haren

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Alecia Johnson FORT SCOTT, KS
      • over 1 year ago

      I BELIEVE IN SECOND CHANCES. AND IBELIEVE YHAT THE LAWS ARE TO HARD ON OUR JUVENILES. HE HAS DONE HIS TIME LET HIM GO HOME.

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    • Amy Pryor LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      I think he deserves a second chance, should not be condemned, should be considered in context of his life experiences and by the sounds of things has an invaluable amount of insight to share with others.

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    • monica mitchell CHICAGO, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      I find in curious that you have not included what your husband did to end up in prison without parole.....I bet it was something worthy of the charge....I notice that you very respectfully spared us from his cries of innocence. (thank you)!

      That said,

      I do NOT feel sorry for you OR him. He was not being thrown away, he willingly pitched himself in the trash can of the justice system. Neither of you are victims and the chances are good that he is exactly where he needs to be.

      However, I am signing because i do agree with you that he should have the CHANCE to visit a parole board to see if THEY see YOUR FELON thru the same rose colored glasses that you do!

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    • antoinette haren CHESTER, UNITED STATES
      • over 2 years ago

      We are signing this because juveniles who were sentenced to life without parole should be given a second chance not given up on . Not thrown away forever.

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