End life without parole-give my husband another chance

End life without parole-give my husband another chance

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Caroline Hansen started this petition to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

    I am writing this letter on behalf of my entire family. My husband Kristian Peter Hansen ( DIN # 99A5350)has been incarcerated for 23 years and is serving a life without parole sentence. He is currently in custody at Sullivan Correctional Facility in Fallsburg, NY. My husband was convicted at the age of 20. At the time, he was a drug addicted uneducated boy who made the ultimate mistake. 
   Since his incarceration, he has obtained his GED and associates degree, and is currently in the bachelors program. He completed every single program that his facility offers, completed a building maintenance program, and has spent the last 10 years working for the Catholic Church. Is these last long 23 years he has never received a single disciplinary ticket. 
   Kristian spends most of his time between the church, working out and training other men in the facility in power lifting. He even broke the NYS squatting record for power lifting 2 years in a row. Kris was just accepted into the youth assistance program (YAP) which he was interviewed and accepted by both civilians and inmates. He has already received awards for his contributions. Kris is a model prisoner. 
   There isn’t a day that goes bye where Kris doesn’t express extreme remorse for his part in the terrible crime.  He utilized his time to better himself. He is no longer a drug addicted uneducated boy. He is an honorable man who has positively impacted many lives. He is the true definition of rehabilitation. Others felons sentenced for  more heinous premeditated crimes have 25-life with a possibility at parole. The sentence my husband has is in humane. We are only asking to possibly have a out date. He has served more time wasting away in that prison than he has out on the street. That’s more than half his still young life. I may tease him about being old, but he still has so much time to live a happy life.
   Together, we have two daughters, Caitlyn who is ten and Grace who is six. I know if released he will continue to be a wonderful role model for our girls and be a productive member of society. Kris hopes to work with drug addicted teens who are heading down the same path as he was on. Show them there’s another way. Kris doesn’t involve himself in the daily dirty prison life, he stays away from gangs and drugs.
    I am not sure to ask cuomo for a “pardon”’or
“Commutation” or clemency. He has twice denied us when I asked for clemency, saying he has no release date. We are only asking for one. How can you judge a man for an hour out of his life when he has done so much good in the almost 376597 hours of his entire life. Just take a chance. Spare 5 minutes of your time and take a look at his record.You are our only hope. Only you, have the power to make our voices and stories heard. To do what is right.
   We participate in the family reunion program. Which is a huge blessing in our lives. I wish you could see kristian the way I see him. A good kind humble thoughtful caring respectful man, who I am in complete awe of. They have a lot of fat groundhogs in the Frp yard. He always feeds them and just spends more time than he should smiling and laughing at them enjoying the food and saying how cute they are. He shovels the entire yard so the other inmates can stay inside with their wives and children. He is very good at shoveling, I quess squatting almost a thousand pounds will help!! He cooks for me and cleans for me and waits on me hand and foot. Something I hope will continue if released. He somehow keeps his spirits high and his morals intact in that place, where most would have given up hope. You see sir, we have hope that one day, he will walk through those gates and be the husband and father and son God needs him to be. I give you my word that Kris will do great things in this world. I have tons of award certificates and pictures and friends we have made along the way both civilian and convicts, that will be more than willing to testify on his behalf. Please don’t let this man die in prison. Please don’t deprive my family of his freedom to live the life he was born to live.
   I am writing in hopes you can point me in the right direction in getting our story heard.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated.


Humbly,
Caroline Hansen 

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