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Petitioning Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Matt Cate and 2 others

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.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
    Matt Cate
  • Executive Officer, Board of Parole Hearings
    Jennifer Shaffer
  • California Governor

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