Help get mike home!!!help set him free!!!

Help get mike home!!!help set him free!!!

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This is a petition for an inmate who has been incarcerated  since 1994. His name is Michael Lambert. At the age of 17, Michael was convicted as a Co-defendant on a Murder charge. He was sentenced to Life with the possibility of Parole. In 2009 Michael was eligible for parole. He went before the board, and was denied. After a discouraging amount of times being denied, he was ready to sign a waiver giving up his right to be paroled and just continue to spend the rest of his life in prison. After serving 25 years in a RIDOC Maximum security center, he was finally granted parole in December of 2019. As of September 1rst, 2020 Michael signed all the necessary documents for his release on September 2, 2020. The day he was to be released, his account was drained and prepared for him to leave. He was told he needed to get rid of anything that he couldn't take with him. It either had to be thrown away or given away. He was to be released at 1p.m. Unfortunately an hour before his release, he was informed by the Warden, the Deputy Warden, and the Captain of the Guards, that he would not be leaving. At the time they didn't know the reason why. It was later found out that there were problems arising from the charges he was sentenced for. He was originally charged with Murder 1, but was later found guilty of a Murder 2 charge and sentenced to Life with the possibility of Parole. Michael was also charged for carrying a firearm during a violent crime and that sentence carried 10 years. The firearm sentence expired in 2002. The charges and sentencing were to be concurrent.  Now they are saying the sentences are consecutive. Which means that now that he has served his 25 year sentence, he can now start serving 10 years for the firearm charge. There is documentation to prove that it has been changed in the system. Here is the dilemma, Michael went before the Parole Board who had his records and files in front of them. All of this documentation passed through many different hands and departments. This should never have happened. He has now served a total of 26 years in prison. Michael was about to be paroled. His freedom was just in his reach, and then it was ripped away. He and his family need your help to get this nightmare fixed and his freedom granted. Please help sign this petition to let the Parole Board, The Board of Corrections, and everyone at RIDOC know that this should never have happened.  That they can't just take an inmate, who served their time, dream of freedom and rip it away so cruelly.  Michael now sits in an empty cell with almost none of his prior belongings, waiting to hear from the Parole Board. Please help and sign. Show your support to and for Michael who has served his time, and just wants to start the next chapter of his life.

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