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Please Urge Governor Brown to allow the Release of Cynthia Feagin on Parole

    1. Petition by

      California Coalition for Women Prisoners and Justice Now

Ms. Cynthia Feagin has been incarcerated for 20 years, and in January 2011, the Board of Parole hearings found her suitable for parole for the fifth time.

Cynthia accepts full responsibility for her actions.  She shows sincere remorse for the crime she committed and the effect of her actions on the victim’s family and larger community.  The mother of the victim publicly supports Cynthia’s release.  Cynthia has worked hard to transform herself into a mature and responsible woman who is well respected by her peers and by correctional staff members at Valley State Prison for Women.

The parole decision now goes to Governor Brown.  Please urge the governor to uphold Ms. Feagin's parole.  Thank you.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Carol Strickman OAKLAND, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      The Board of Parole Hearings is not a liberal organization. For the Board to find Ms. Feagin suitable five times should make this decision an easy one. Please uphold her parole.

    • Nancy Lemon BERKELEY, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Please let the parole board do its job, and also save us taxpayers thousands of dollars per year by letting Ms. Feagin out on parole.

    • Amy Weiss SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Rehabilitation is a tricky thing, but I want a system that rewards those individuals who honestly put the work in and make the changes to be conscientious human beings who own what they've done and seek to make amends. Give hope that learning and change is rewarded.

    • Emily Harris OAKLAND, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      I know Cynthia personally, she has worked hard to transform her life and has a strong community waiting to support her when she leaves prison. Please uphold her parole!

    • Deborah Pierce SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      There but by the Grace of God could do I. I was beaten until one night I picked up a poker stick from the fireplace with intent to kill him. He was so strong that he knocked me out, but it coold have been me. She is no threat to our society.


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