Help Give Marvin a Second Chance

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When my brother Marvin was younger he made a foolish mistake that sent him to prison for a long time.  Now at 66 years old Marvin has served more than 30 years of his sentence and has an opportunity to be considered for early parole. By sharing his story I hope to gather signatures on behalf of his family, friends and community in support of his early release.


Eligibility Inmates who are 60 years or older and who have been incarcerated for 25 years or more are eligible for the Elderly Parole Program. Eligible inmates may be serving an indeterminate or a determinate sentence.

About Marvin

Although he has spent half of his life in prison Marvin has dedicated himself to positive personal change, both mental and spiritual.  He has used his incarceration to develop skills he might one day take back into society as a contributing member. 

 Marvin earned his GED and completed computer courses to apply toward employment.  He completed many self-help programs and enrolled in therapy to improve his mental and emotional health.  Marvin fully understands the weight of his crime and continues to proactively ensure he never repeats the mistakes of the past.

 Anyone who knows Marvin knows that he is kind. In prison he has been recognized for good behavior and helping others whenever he can. Most notably, when another inmate attacked an officer, Marvin came to the officer’s defense and was ultimately credited for saving his life.



What a Second Chance Means

By signing this petition, you’ll be giving someone a second chance to re-engage with and give back to his family and community. Marvin has a large, loving family, including a twin sister who needs him now more than ever.  With struggling health issues and financial demands our family needs Marvin’s help. He is now skilled in many trades, including landscaping, cooking, welding and furniture re-upholstery.  His parole would mean that he could help his family at 66 in ways that were impossible when he entered prison 30 years ago.  Marvin looks forward to a day when he can earn a living to support himself and others.

  Humans make mistakes. Marvin is human and he made a mistake when he was young.  Marvin has spent the last 30 years paying for his mistake. In that time he has matured to become a thoughtful, kind and generous man who has much to offer his community in the last phase of his life. 


One of the most powerful and healing human actions is to forgive.  Your signature on this petition is to participate in forgiveness






Thank you for giving him a second chance.



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