#TIME FOR REDEMPTION for Tracy J. White, Jr.
#TIME FOR REDEMPTION for Tracy J. White, Jr.
Why this petition matters
I MADE THIS PETITION BECAUSE NEW YORK STATE INCARCERATES IT'S PEOPLE OF COLOR AT A HIGHER RATE & THEY RECEIVE HARSHER PRISON SENTENCES THAN OTHER RACES.
This issue affects our black and brown communities as they represent:
- 15% of the NY State population.
- 43% of NY's jail population.
- 48% of NY's prison population.
- We need change now!
- Please sign this petition!
- Share it widely, across all social media platforms, with others - thank you!
INFORMATION ON NEW YORK STATE: https://www.prisonpolicy.org/profiles/NY.html
? - At what point is an incarcerated individual rehabilitated or reformed? Author Napoleon Hill writes, "Reformation comes, if at at all, through the heart, or the emotional side of man, not through his head or reasoning side."
I'd like you to meet Tracy J. White. Jr.; a 1st time Felony Offender from Elmira, N.Y., who was convicted of Bank Robbery. How does an aspiring business man, Father, volunteer, Basketball Coach (for 8-12 yr olds), and prior Semi-pro basketball player who attended college end up committing such a crime?
In short: CHILDHOOD TRAUMA's+ UNDERDEVELOPED BRAIN = COMMISSION OF HIS CRIME
- Eviction notice
- Overdue household bills for his own & extended family members.
- Broken heart that began in childhood
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
- Resulting drug use.
- Lack of brain development
In his primary years; Tracy grew up in a single parent home and experienced what we now know is called "ACE's."
The CDC-KAISER Study on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs):
- Mental Illness
- Substance Abuse
- Mother treated violently
- Incarcerated Relative
*Learn more about ACEs: https://www.joiningforcesforchildren.org/what-are-aces/
To gain a deeper understanding of Tracy J. White, Jr. and what led to his incarceration; the link below is a clemency letter that explains the trauma healing services that Tracy has received and participated in during his incarceration. He has worked hard to resolve the emotional/trauma issues that resulted in his incarceration.
Also, Tracy White was 23 when he committed his crime. As you can read; the human brain isn't fully developed until age 25; because the PRE-FRONTAL CORTEX is still growing.
- Impulse control
PRIOR TO AGE 25:
- Might make poor decisions.
- Can't assess the safety of a situation.
- Tend to experiment with risky behavior.
- Don’t fully recognize the consequences of their choices.
Learn about brain development: https://paradigmtreatment.com/teens-brain-fully-developed-age/
Despite struggling with depression, sporadic suicidal thoughts & initiating drug use to numb his feelings due to his own childhood traumas; Tracy was a beacon of hope, positivity, and an advocate within his community. He's always had a giving, generous, & caring spirit towards people. Despite years of brokeness; Tracy's heart is finally whole again as he does self-care like: meditation, yoga, & journaling. He doesn't want to be a liability to NYS taxpayers anymore. Tracy wants a second chance to be an asset in order to give back by taking care of his community again.
"The effects of incarceration are felt by the families and communities of those individuals: More than one out of every six black men who today should be between 25 and 54 years old have disappeared from daily life. Their absence from the community removes voters, workers, taxpayers, and more." (NAACP)
Learn more about this disturbing trend: https://naacp.org/resources/criminal-justice-fact-sheet
Moreover, Tracy takes full responsibility for his short-term poor choices that led to some long-term consequences; not only for himself - but for the negative impact upon the bank employees, his family members, friends, & community. He expresses great remorse as the true inner spirit of Tracy J. White, Jr. is to make a POSITIVE IMPACT upon others in this world (as you'll read in any of the attached articles below).
Daily Orange & New York Times Newspaper article interviews:
Prior to his incarceration; Tracy has always been a Christian & he was blessed, by Reverand Tomlinson at Wende C.F., to be invited to participate in "Kairos Inside" on two occasions.
Furthermore, everyone struggled during the pandemic; including Tracy. He has Asthma and was quarantined twice, in 2020, during this unprecedented world-wide pandemic. Tracy did catch Coronavirus as the prison still transferred men between the dorms & other prisons throughout New York State. Notably, despite the numerous health concerns during the pandemic; the New York State Department of Corrections released fewer people on parole in 2020 than in 2019. Thankfully, Tracy was able to fully recover from Coronavirus. In the end; his hope is that through mercy & grace; clemency will allow Tracy to pursue his goal of establishing a cleaning business & he's pledged to donate 10% of the monthly profits to local non-profit organizations.
Lastly, there are "invisible victims" impacted by crime; specifically children of the incarcerated. His son was 2 when Tracy entered prison & he'll be 10 in August, 2021. Tracy looks so forward to being a full-time Father again. On behalf of all of Tracy's family, but especially his son, will you please sign this petition today & support his return home?
Please review Tracy White's Executive Clemency Packet (Part #1 & #2) below to gain a better understanding regarding this selfless and helpful man who wants a second chance at life.
Executive Clemency Packet - Part #1 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rzda2o237qhnish/tracy%20j.%20white%20executive%20clemency%20part%201.pdf?dl=0
Executive Clemency Packet - Part #2 https://www.dropbox.com/s/6wrx45bw5pcwu6n/tracy%20j.%20white%20executive%20clemency%20part%202.pdf?dl=0
- Andrew M. CuomoGovernor