Help a non violent offender get a chance for parole

Help a non violent offender get a chance for parole

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Tracie Robinson started this petition to Missouri Governor
  • On January 1, 2017, the Missouri legislator rescinded the law requiring drug offenders to serve out their sentences without the benefit of possible parole. Unfortunately, the new change in law and it’s application is discriminatory in that some law officials are insisting that it be applied only to benefit offenders who were convicted after the January 2017 inception.As to non violent drug offenders who were already serving the now unfair sentences of not being eligible for parole, they were expected to embrace Missouri’s discriminating law without challenging its inherent unfairness- enter Dimetrious Woods and Gary Mitchell.

Woods and Mitchell, both who were serving non- parolable sentences after being convicted of non violent drug offense, had been petitioning Missouri courts for the benefit of a parole hearing. Therefore, when the January 2017 law became effective, both men now had judicial substance with which to challenge their sentences- for Woods, as we know from the legal firestorm that’s unfolding as of this writing, it paid off for him as he was released on parole in March 2018 as a result of a judicial ruling that is now publicly supported by the same judge who, before ruling on Woods case, opposed eligibility for Gary Mitchell, who remains in prison with an even stronger legal argument: because he and Woods were convicted under the same laws of the state, for the same type of  non- violent drug offense,Mitchell should at very least be granted a parole hearing and thereto be judged on the merits of his good behavior and obvious rehabilitation.

It is for the reasons listed above that Gary Mitchell, in his diligent pursuit of judicial fairness and non-discriminating application of the January 1,2017 law regarding parole eligibility, now seeks the support of the people in an effort to secure a parole hearing. Me. Mitchell is merely seeking the essence of justice, which holds that all men of similar legal and punitive circumstances will be treated equally under the law.  He earnestly requests  those who believe in judicial equality to join him in his pursuit of fairness and equal application under the law.

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