FREE KENNY LEE
FREE KENNY LEE
My name is Kenny Lee, a 48-year-old prisoner, incarcerated for a crime committed when I was 19-year-old. I am serving a sentence of “life without the possibility of parole,” the so-called “other death penalty.” I am writing to petition for a commutation of my sentence of life in prison.
Since my incarceration, 21 years ago, I have grown from an angry, self-centered, and irresponsible teenager that normalized violence and criminality to a responsible, emotionally, and spiritually mature Christian man.
My change did not come easily or quickly, however. As a troubled youth, my emotional neediness and destructive, anti-social lifestyle ultimately led me to make the wrong choice that landed me in prison. But, through the time served, I acknowledge that I deserve to be punished for my conduct and take full responsibility for my wrongdoing. I am remorseful and deeply sorry for my actions that led to harm for others.
Having that said, I am a very different person who experienced a genuine transformation. By the grace of God, I have been given a brand-new life with hope, purpose, and a deep desire to serve others. With a conviction to better myself and the future, I enrolled in community college and completed two Associate in Arts degrees. My longing for a personal relationship with God also led me to enroll in Harvest Bible University where I am currently working toward a Master’s in Divinity degree.
As a middle-aged Christian man who is seeking to make amends, I am hopeful that one day, I will get a second chance in life. I dream of obtaining a commutation of the sentence that will provide me with an opportunity to demonstrate my transformation and rehabilitation before the commissioners of the Board of Parole Hearing. I want to serve the community by counseling young people and make direct amends to society. I ask for a chance to redeem myself, and to this end, I need your help. I pray and hope that, after reading, you would consider signing my petition.
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