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This is a petition for Governor Rick Snyder of the State of Michigan to approve the commutation application for a non-violent offender, Johnny Putrus. Johnny has made his mistakes and has served enough time. He has spent almost 10 years in prison for drugs, while child molesters are out in less than 5 years. Anyone who has a child, niece or nephew, should be angry at this.

 

This young man has not served his full sentence, but he has served enough. This is a decent and free society, founded in respect for the individual, and it should not turn into a system with a sign at the entrance for inmates saying, “Abandon hope, all who enter here.”

 

With costs over $40,000 a year to house a prisoner it makes no sense to keep non-violent drug offenders in prison longer than those who harm our children. In this day, this is fiscal irresponsibility, and should NOT be continued. Federal prisoners should have the same opportunities for reform and freedom as the rest of us. Why are small time drug criminals serving more time than a child molester or a Pedophile?

 

We need to rethink the war on drugs and “tough on crime” thinking. How is it justice when a young man serves 10-20 years for drugs equivalent to someone who commits murder? The two crimes are very different and should not have equal sentences.

 

Johnny Putrus, who has spent his entire twenties in prison for drugs is slotted to do 10-20 years because of drugs. The war on drugs is not working and instead exceeding capacity with non-violent offenders while the violent ones are released. All of this is being paid for by your tax dollars.

 

I am asking you to sign this petition if you want your tax dollars and prisons filled with violent criminals who have caused tragedy to others. I don’t want my prisons filled with drug offenders doing more time than violent criminals.

 

Johnny is a good man and hard working soul. He made a bad decision when his family fell onto hard times with the Detroit economy. He learned crime doesn’t pay and he has paid for that with his entire youth spent behind bars.

 

Grant him what you can, giving him the priceless gift of liberty. Approve his commutation package. People who are confident in its laws and institutions should not be ashamed of mercy.

 

Grant him what you can, giving him the priceless gift of liberty. Approve his commutation package. People who are confident in its laws and institutions should not be ashamed of mercy.

Letter to
Petition for RICK SNYDER GOVERNOR of STATE OF MICHIGAN
APPROVE AND GRANT COMMUTATION OF HARSH SENTENCE.