Support the Parole of Derrick Witherspoon

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To all my fellow family, friends, and plethora of supporters the time has finally come. It has been a long time coming (17 and a half years and counting) and you have been there for me every step of the way. Words will never be able to express my gratitude for your selfless sacrifices over the years. Truly, I would have never been able to make it this far without your help. Thank you so much for everything.

Unfortunately there is one hill remaining to climb. I will be granted a parole board hearing in the up-coming year in which the fate of my freedom will be decided by the state of Arkansas' Parole Board staff. I am persuaded that it will be faire and just, as they have been sworn to do just  that. What I am now asking of you I feel will be of great significance in the decision of the Parole Board. I feel that your signature to this petition will be of great value in showing that despite my current circumstances there are still supporters who believe in me. Your belief in me is also belief that the state of Arkansas has assisted in my rehabilitation and correction in my character flaw. Your belief also is that the Justice System does work and will work for those who allow the system to help change them. Although our system isn't perfect, there is still hope that it will one day get better.

Fortunately for me the system assisted tremendously in helping me find new meaning, purpose, and a new way of living.  When I was incarcerated at 17 years of age I was full of ignorance and lacked much needed wisdom. There needed to be intervention of some sort before I completely destroyed my life. By the grace of God a great change came over me. Since then I have been able to live with purpose, meaning, and true direction. I give God the ultimate credit, but it was also God who placed all of you in my life. Once again, thank you so much for all you have done over the years. Let us once again demonstrate a one-ness in showing not only the Parole Board, but people in general that we never give up on one another. We are there to lift each other up when they are down, to fight with them when they are backed into a corner, and are willing to help at all cost. You are the embodiment of true love.

Please support me and my transition back into society. God Bless You!

 



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