Commute Life Without Parole sentence for Stephen Davis
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First off, I would like to thank you for the LWOP commutations while you have Governed California. Also, for passing the law in regards to juvenile lifers to receive a the chance of parole after serving 25 years. It is the first step of many to rehabilitate offenders and correct the overcrowded prison system.
I am writing this letter and submitting a petition on behalf of my husband Stephen Davis. Unfortunately, he did not fall into the 'juvenile' category since his alleged crime was committed a few months after his 18th birthday. Steve has been an exemplary inmate throughout the time he has spent behind concrete and bars. He currently 2 classes away from 4 college degrees. Stephen earned the opportunity to speak at the 1st TedX event at his facility. The impact of his talk was so powerful, he received a standing ovation. He was asked to participate in the 2nd event held a few months ago. Steve has received countless certificates for his rehabilitation as well as self-help efforts ranging from anger management, behavior modification & saving the lives of 2 fellow inmates.
I strongly urge that you give Stephen the same opportunity you have so generously given to other young first-time offenders. Stephen could be proof of the state of California's ability to 'rehabilitate' it's prison population as well as decrease the inmate numbers and overcrowded conditions throughout California's facilities.
The Davis Family
The Fair Chance Project
F.U.E.L - Families United to End Life Without the Possibility of Parole
Root & Rebound
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