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  • Petitioned Pennsylvania state senate

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Pennsylvania state senate

Reinstate Pre Release for RaShawn Nelson KB9161 and all PA State Inmates

    1. KIMBERLY NELSON
    2. Petition by

      KIMBERLY NELSON

      WILKES BARRE, PA

Reinstatement of the Pre Release program is vital to decreasing the serious overcrowding prison population that we are facing in Pennsylvania.

Pre Release is granted only to NON VIOLENT offenders who have completed all the required programs and remained a model inmate during their incarceration.

This program is needed not only to reduce the prison population but to also ensure inmates are reintergrated into society with the necessary tools so not to reoffend.

RaShawn Nelson KB9161 has been incarcerated since 2007. He was sentenced to 5-10 years in a state correctional institute, which would have made his minimum 2012. The PA DOC changed his minimum date from 11/2012 to 3/2015 which is unjust in itself. He has been preparing for a Pre Release program when it was decided that the program would be done away with, without notice or reason.

He has been a model inmate, completing all his programs, earning multiple certifications and earned the right to work outside the prison.

He has already earned the priviledge of working "outside the gates", what harm would it bring to have him in a Pre Release program that provides the skills needed to succeed, to become a productive member of society, to have an active role in the lives of his children.

Pre Release is an important stepping stone to the future of inmates such as RaShawn Nelson and in releving the overcrowding prison population that we face.

 

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    • DELZORA BERMUDEZ PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • 10 months ago

      A NON-VOILENT OFFENDER WITH IMPECCABLE BEHAVIOR AND WE ARE WAITING FOR HIS RELEASE DATE TO BE ESTABLISHED

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    • Wanda Vierra BURLINGTON, IA
      • 12 months ago

      All Pennsylvania Prisons need to be reviewed. They are tucked away at the end of the world where Inmates are forgotten & left to rot. Non-violent Inmates are sent nude to cold water showers for 2 hrs. at a time by Guards. Food is delivered, but as soon as Kitchen Inmates unload the food, it is sorted and the Staff removes it for themselves leaving Inmates to starve on a lower budget as required. They are being Locked Down for weeks & months on end 24 Hrs. a day to starve & be caged like animals. Inmates are used to prepare food parties on Inmates food from the Inmates kitchen. There are several parties like this by Staff, this is inappropriate! Inmates find themselves so hungry, they resort to stealing crumbs & it clouds their prison records up to survive the hunger pains. Medical is a joke, Inmates are sent away back to their cells with no treatment at all. All Prisons food and medical needs proper fail-safe surprise inspections monthly to be in that business. There are human lives at stake here! Please do the right thing, review prisons & Inmates cases. Allot of these cases are trumped up charges by Detectives in order to get the Prosecutor's & Judges to incarcerate for ungodly lengthy sentences. We need your help, stop the headcount and the torture.

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    • Darlene Kane PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      our Goverment Cannot continue using Prisons as a form of profit. Please release Inmate Michael J Kane HC9945 He has been in Prison since July 2006 and has been a model prisoner Completed all his programs and was sentenced 31/2 to 10 yrs.He was wrongfully Convicted of this hanis Crime from a former girlfriend with an axe to grind. I think He has had enough let him go.Stop trying to make money off the Poor and get real attorneys who will hekp the poor not convict them to pay our Governments problems

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    • dennis hillegasd POTTSTOWN, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      Pre-release allows you to ease your way back into society instead of just jumping out there! I think if you complete all of your programs didn't get in any trouble work through all the hard problems that are in them place you should be blessed with the honor of pre release!!!

      Ex-state inmate

      P.S. I've been out for 3 years no trouble,pre-release is good!

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    • Sarah Palomino PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      My fiance is eligible for pre-release under the program requirements.

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