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Petitioning Director of Adult Services, Department of Corrections Kathleen Dickerson and 3 others

Shannon Smith Release: He was deny appeal under penal code 665.5 and under 1192.7



Shannon was incarcerated at age of 15yrs old for first offense of robbery and attempted murder. He was given 30 years and served 18 years presently and served his time for the crime. Shannon has mention that he is sorry to his victims of his crime. At the time, he was young misguided, confused soul. Shannon came from good parent's he just chooses to engage with the wrong people on the streets. This cost him all of his teenage years. He states that he wish he could take back the harm and destruction that he inflicted upon people as a youth. Life lessons are our greatest teachers.


Today he is a change married man wanting to start a family and transition back into society. Shannon has received his GED, took college courses, and wrote a book called Voiceless which address his life experience through conscience poetry.

Shannon plans to be a journalist and support young people in the community to reach their dreams and stay focus on their strengths.


This petition was delivered to:
  • Director of Adult Services, Department of Corrections
    Kathleen Dickerson
  • State of Calafornia
    Classification and Parole Representatives
  • Govenor of Calafornia
    Govenor Jerry Brown

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