Help Marco Perez Earn a Second Chance at Coming Home

Help Marco Perez Earn a Second Chance at Coming Home

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Yanet Moreno started this petition to Governor Gavin Newsom

My name is Marco Perez and I have served 14 years of a 25 years to Life Sentence for murder and attempted murder. Three weeks after I turned 14 years old, two lives were taken and one was severely injured which, I am deeply remorseful for and I take full responsibility for my actions. This is something I will live with for the rest of my life.
 
Over the last 14 years I have matured and made many improvements to become a better person. I gave up the gang lifestyle and made education and rehabilitation a priority. In juvenile hall I earned my high school diploma, and I am currently earning my Associates degree through Palo Verde College.
 
In addition to my educational achievements, I have been involved in many voluntary programs. I was part of (PAWS) Pups and Wards, a dog training program where I trained shelter dogs. I have also been involved in book publishing projects such as “MAN, I WISH I WOULD HAVE KNOWN” and youth diversion programs where I participated in numerous tours with foster and at-risk youth by sharing my experiences. Furthermore, I have completed nearly every self-help class available throughout my incarceration.

Since becoming incarcerated I have maintained family support and become a man of God. I play an active role and bring value in the lives of my family, friends, and to the community. I need to be in their lives as much as they need me in theirs.
 
Please allow me to show that I am no longer the 14-year-old gang member I use to be, but instead a 28-year-old adult who has gained insight, responsibility, and remorse. I have family to come home to, employment waiting, and the support of family and friends. If given the opportunity I believe the Governor and the Parole Board will see how I’ve turned my life around to become the man I am today.
 
I am Marco Perez a son, brother, and uncle that needs to make my family whole and engage in my family’s everyday life. Thank you very much for taking the time to listen to my story and show your support!
 

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