- Matt CateSecretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
- Jennifer ShafferExecutive Officer, Board of Parole Hearings
- California Governor
Gov. Brown, Please Allow My Mom to Spend Her Last Days at Home
Patricia Wright CDC#W79941, is wrongly convicted and currently housed at Central California Women's Skilled Nursing Facility. Patricia was convicted in 1998 of her ex-husband’s murder that occurred in 1981, even though no physical or forensic evidence or eyewitnesses tie her to the crime, she adamantly denies any involvement, and crime scene fingerprints exclude her. Read about her story at, http://justicedenied.org/issue/issue_38/patricia_wright_jd_issue_38.pdf
Patricia has been diagnosed with terminal fourth stage breast cancer and would like to spend her limited days at home with her family. The Board of Parole Hearings and Dept. of Corrections has stated they have no problem with releasing Patricia on medical Parole.
The only obstacle is Patricia's sentence - life without parole - (LWOP) - Governor Brown is in the position to commute this sentence to Life With Parole which would allow the Board of Pardons and Parole to release her.
The sentencing Judge, Curtis Rappe, has stated that he will not consider reducing Patricia Wright’s LWOP sentence unless he receives a recommendation from one or all of the following individuals: The Board of Parole Hearings, Governor Jerry Brown, or Matthew Cate- Secretary of Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
- Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
- Executive Officer, Board of Parole Hearings
- California Governor
We, the undersigned are requesting that Governor Brown commutes Patricia Wright CDC# W79941, immediately so that the remainder of her days at home with her family. Ms. Wright has become very ill. Her wishes are to die at home.
We pray that you - the governor, will commute Patricia Wright's sentence so that the board of parole hearings can release her.
The extraordinary and compelling reasons which justify an early release are: Ms. Wright is suffering from the last stages of breast cancer, Ms. Wright is not a threat or danger to society or, the community at large. We are thus, requesting that you allow her to depart this earth within the care and presence of her loved ones at home.
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