Clemency for Judith Negron: a Mom serving 35 Years for First-Time, Non-Violent Offense

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Raquel Martinez
Feb 28, 2020
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Elizabeth Carnegie
Feb 19, 2020
This is too long of a sentence for what she did.

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Cecilia Bradley
Feb 18, 2020
Yami, Can you please call me at 954-622-6111...Telemundo 51 and NBC6

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Stacie Bonar
Feb 15, 2020
Its the right thing to do

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Wade Vernon
Feb 13, 2020
Her sentence is a ridiculous penalty for a crime that didn’t harm anyone. What would be more in keeping with her crime? How about 18 to 24 MONTHS—at MAX?

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William Toben
Feb 12, 2020
I believe that a grave injustice occurred against this woman, and she should be given a second chance

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Christopher Ryder
Feb 12, 2020
I want this forwarded to President Trump to release her immediately.

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Eli Colasante
Feb 10, 2020
I think we need to look for prison alternatives such as the Common Justice project. It works very well in Brooklyn, NY. It is outrageous for Judith to receive 35 years of prison for this. This is slavery.

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Catherine-Nevil Parker
Feb 10, 2020
This sentence is unduly harsh and far exceeds sentencing guidelines to exemplify "cruel and unusual punishment." The justice system in this case has clearly failed at fairness and justice.

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Carmine Colasante
Feb 10, 2020
I know Judith Negron from Coleman. I was an inmate there serving a 1 yr sentence for a similar set of convictions. Judith is an exemplary human being. Whatever she did in the past, she has paid for fully. Prison is an awful experience. Aside from other forms of torture, there is nothing you can do to a person that is worse than taking away her freedom. Judith has already served a sentence that in most developed countries would be equivalent to a sentence for murder. We must revamp the barbaric criminal justice system in the United States. Judith's sentence is the product of a vindictive, punishing judge who reflects our culture of violence and hatred. As my lawyer asked: Do we put people in prison because we're afraid of them, or because we're angry at them? Judith poses no threat to society. She can't possibly do over again what she did to get sentenced, because she won't have the license to do it. She is nonviolent. She is a loving, kindhearted, thoughtful, rational person, but prison can wipe out these qualities in people. It hasn't done this to her yet, which is its own miracle and a testament to her faith and fortitude. If we as a culture are "angry" at her, we need to work on that problem in ourselves. It's a problem of scapegoating others to avoid our own failures and sins. There is no one I would rather see get her freedom back more than Judith. She is someone who will add to this world immensely, and who will teach others how NOT to make the mistakes she made. Ona Colasante MD