Grant Parole to Austin Vantrease
  • Petitioned West Virginia Parole Board

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West Virginia Parole Board

Grant Parole to Austin Vantrease

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      Newark, DE

Choose Progress

Please help all parties involved in this tragic situation by choosing progress and allowing Austin Vantrease to return home and begin paying back his debt to the Diviney family. No one involved in the incident on November 7, 2009 intended for this outcome, and each and every person affected wishes it never happened.

Austin has been in prison in West Virginia since July 2010 and every day, he lives with sincere remorse and regret for his involvement. He has a long road ahead of him, one he plans to pave by actively teaching teens about the consequences of their actions and how they can prevent incidents like this from occurring in the future.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Chooseprogress.net on the News

      Choose Progress
      Petition Organizer

      Hi all - a big milestone in our campaign. WBTV interviewed Mrs. Vantrease and ran a story on the nightly news. View it here and share the first news coverage that promotes the truth and our Choose Progress website: http://www.wdtv.com/wdtv.cfm?func=view&section=Fox-10&item=Austin-Vantreases-Family-We-Want-To-Share-Our-Story10725

    3. Let's Reach 500 this week!!

      Choose Progress
      Petition Organizer

      Parole is less than TWO weeks away. Please keep signing and sharing. Thank you for all the support!

    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. Comments

      Choose Progress
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you so much for leaving comments. It's wonderful to see how many lives Austin has touched and the support he has from friends and family. Keep posting comments and we will share them with the parole board!

    6. Reached 100 signatures
    7. Spread the Truth

      Choose Progress
      Petition Organizer

      Please visit http://chooseprogress.net/ for more information on this cause, as there is a lot more to the story than what has been told. Help us get Austin home where he belongs!

    8. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Colleen Miller AUGUSTA, GA
      • 3 months ago

      So he can move forward with paying it forward.

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    • Marya Lynn AUGUSTA, GA
      • 3 months ago

      He has paid his dues. Keeping him incarcerated is not only a waste if tax payers money but a waste of his life.

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    • Jodie Smith BLACKBURN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      He shows so much remorse and fights happen all the time. it was just a very unlucky one.

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    • susan drejka MIDDLETOWN, DE
      • 6 months ago

      Because I'm a mother or 2 sons..and I'd fight to the end for my boys....I agree.....wrong place wrong time....and if you think tragic moments can't happen in your family.......your fooling yourself

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    • Victoria Seifred WILMINGTON, DE
      • about 1 year ago

      I was a teacher of Austin and believe he should have the opportunity to make a contribution to society. Austin is a very bright young man who was a model student. It was such a tragedy and devastating to the young man so grievously injured, however, keeping Austin incarcerated will just compound this awful situation. Allow this young man to make a difference so that tragedies such as this could be prevented.

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