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Please Grant Clemency to Mitchell L. Barrow

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Mitchell L. Barrow was just 18 yrs. old when he crossed the Florida border. He and his friends thought they were going to Florida to find work but the older guy they were with had something more sinister in mind and he told Mitchell that he would kill him and his friends if he didn't do everything he told him to do. Fearing for his life and the lives of his friends, he complied. He made Mitchell try to steal a vehicle while he held a gun on him and his friends. He also told Mitchell to shoot the car owner.  To keep from getting shot himself, Mitchell shot over the vehicle to purposely miss the victim. Unfortunatley,  It didn't matter to the judge and the prosecutor that Mitchell hadn't been in jail before and the prosecutor didn't care to hear about the fact that Danny Brandon threatened the lives of the 3 kids that were with him that day.  They put Mitchell in prison for life without the possibility of parole. He has spent almost half of his life in prison. It was NOT a fair sentencing. One reason this is so important to me is that this could of happened to anyone's son, brother, uncle or cousin.  It is unjust to allow this man to stay in prision and it is even more unjust to allow prosecutors and Judges to abuse their power. Please, please, please sign this petition?!



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