Reconsideration Sean's sentence

Reconsideration Sean's sentence

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Racquel Lyles started this petition to South Carolina court of appeal

In regards to the harsh, undeserving sentencing of Sean Larmont Stroman, I felt the need to create a petition asking that the court of appeal closely review Sean’s application for Pardon and have his unjust prison sentence remedied. We also call on Governor Henry McMaster, who has spoken out in support of rehabilitation and criminal justice reform, to immediately look into this matter

The criminal justice system is adamant that individuals  work in order to be productive citizens, but at times made it difficult for Sean to be able to earn his livelihood. Every time Sean needed to travel, he was forced to seek permission, which was often denied unnecessarily. However, he still remained dedicated to making a difference not just in his city of Columbia, but worldwide.

Sean didn’t just inspire his peers -  but through his music, speeches, community service and energy he showed that individuals can move forward, beyond their past and their circumstances, to have a positive impact on society.

Sean will adhered to several rules and regulations as a part of his parole such as: reporting to and passing mandatory drug tests, community service, meeting with his parole officer, and reporting his whereabouts and obtaining permission prior to leaving the city.

Moreover, the charges that led to his current arrest, were subsequently reduced and the stiff sentence was handed down

This petition is designed to show the amount of people who believe that Sean’s punishment was harsh and unjust. It is a waste of not only taxpayer resources to incarcerate Sean for 50 years but it is also a disservice to the youth and community at large.

We humbly ask for the South Carolina court of appeals grant relief in his sentence and call on Governor Henry McMaster to closely look into this matter and address why Sean, and thousands of other young, black men throughout the state are unnecessarily incarcerated for minor first time violations.

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