Petition Closed
Petitioning New York Governor

Grant of Executive Clemency to Mr. Pascual Carpenter

At 18, Pascual Carpenter was arrested for a robbery – something he readily admits foolishly participating in as a Look-Out. Unbelievably, however, he was also charged for homicide that someone else had already confessed responsibility for. Despite never having caused, intended, aided, seen, or foreseen the death of anyone, Pascual was convicted of 2nd degree murder and given the harshest sentence possible under New York law: 25 years to life.
Pascual Carpenter is an exceptionally talented African American writer with many notable accomplishments; some of which include: Two Bachelor of Science degrees, State Certifications for Peer Counseling and Legal Research, a private grant for starting a non-profit youth organization, several published essays, award winning poetry, and three full-feature screenplays, including a 2009 international quarter-finalist and a recently optioned thriller.

After serving more than two decades, Pascual has not been able to get any legal relief from the criminal justice system. This is why we are appealing to you - the public Thank you so much for your time and attention.

Letter to
New York Governor
I just signed the following petition in support of Pascual Carpenter's 2012 application for Clemency. As you might know, at 18, Pascual was arrested as an unarmed accomplice to a robbery, which was unbelievably followed by a charge and conviction for a murder that occurred outside his presence. Despite having no foresight, intent, or concurrence to aiding a homicide, Pascual was convicted and sentenced to the harshest terms possible. Pascual was convicted of 2nd degree murder and given 25 years to life.

Pascual Carpenter is an exceptionally talented African American writer with many notable accomplishments; some of which include: Two Bachelor of Science degrees, State Certifications for Peer Counseling and Legal Research, a private grant for starting a non-profit youth organization, several published essays, award winning poetry, and three full-feature screenplays, including a 2009 international quarter-finalist and a recently optioned thriller.

Today, he is a humbled 40 year old, family-oriented man with a love for kids despite having no children.... a college graduate who believes in higher education although having never stepped into a university... a digital technology buff despite never having used the internet or a cell phone... an admirer of traveling, despite never having had a driver's license or metro-card... a politically concerned citizen, although never having had the opportunity to vote... and mature and compassionate person today, who deserves another chance to give back to society. We urge the Governor of NY and the NY Prisoner Review Board to grant clemency to Pascual.

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Sincerely,