Petition to Withdraw “An Act to Reduce Mass Incarceration” MA. Bill #s H.3358/S.826

Petition to Withdraw “An Act to Reduce Mass Incarceration” MA. Bill #s H.3358/S.826

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Survivors Against Elimination of LWOP in MA. - #LWOPstays started this petition to State Senator Joseph Boncore and

Dear Senators, Representatives, and Governor of Massachusetts 

 

We, the undersigned petitioners, hereby plead with you and request that you immediately withdraw your House No. 3358* and Senate No. 826* An Act to Reduce Mass Incarceration. Legislative bills that would eliminate Life Without Parole sentences for all convicted First Degree Murderers in Massachusetts, retroactively and future. 

As reasons for our request, please understand the undue hardship and burden that you are placing upon the family, friends, and loved-ones of the victims of the most heinous crimes.

A judge and jury have convicted these criminals on the most horrendous crimes that one human being can commit over another human being.

What gives you the right to go against the due process of the court and allow those placed in prison for life without the possibilty of parole the chance of a parole hearing in twenty-five (25) years and every five (5) thereafter (per current parole standards*)? 

Are you better than the judge and jury that originally heard the evidence on these cases and committed these criminals to a life sentence? Are you better than the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court who then upheld and reaffirmed these convictions?

Do you expect the families of murdered loved ones that have already suffered the worst nightmare imaginable to have to relive it over and over again just so a criminal who was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole should have a parole hearing?

This is unfair to the people of the loved ones left behind, and you were not voted into office to allow you the ability to destroy their lives.

Therefore, we again implore you to Withdraw your bills listed above and let those sentenced to life without parole finish the sentence that THEY brought upon themselves and a judge and jury convicted them of.

     LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE MEANS LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE

Respectfully Submitted by;

 

Sources:

#1. * https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/H3358/BillHistory

#2. * https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/S826/BillHistory

#3. * https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2017/09/29/120cmr301.pdf

 

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