- Governor State of California
Governor Arnold Swarzenegger
Dear Governor Schwarzenegger,
I urge you to uphold the Parole Board’s decision to release Deborah Peagler (W#19341) from state prison. Debbie is a battered woman who was diagnosed in February 2009 with Stage IV lung cancer. According to medical reports, she has only days or months left to live.
Debbie already has served 26 years of a 25-to-life sentence despite the fact that in 2005, the Los Angeles District Attorney acknowledged in writing that she should be released from prison with credit for time served "in the interests of justice."
Deborah Peagler poses absolutely no risk to public safety and should be released immediately to spend her remaining days with her family and other loved ones. Please do not let this battered woman die in prison.
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