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Grant clemency by commuting the sentence of Bill Thurlby

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Without your help Bill will die in prison for a murder he maintains he did not commit ...

In 1997, in Sevier County Tennessee, Bill Thurlby was convicted of a murder he maintains he did not commit. The evidence of his innocence presented to you on Bill's web page will demonstrate judicial failure. Bill has not had one disciplinary report in the 17 years he has been incarcerated. Bill has been awarded many certificates for his good conduct, his employment practices and the self inprovement courses he has taken. Bill served as a teaching assistant and received commendations for his work helping other inmates obtain their GED. Bill has also served on both the inmate council and the inmate grievance review board for the Tennessee Department of Correction. While serving his sentence Bill has continued to be the same law abiding citizen he was before his nightmare began.

Bill has developed many health issues that require mulitiple trips to the medical facility for monitoring daily. While working a full time job, Bill makes every attempt to take care of his health issues. Bill is treated daily for hypertension. Bill has suffered two heart attacks and has required angioplasty in recent years. Bill also suffers from type 2 diabetes and struggles to maintain a healthy diet. Bill is currently prescribed expensive medications to accomplish what a well balanced diet and proper exercise could help control.

Bill's wife Pamela suffers from a congenital heart condition that required a pacemaker and defibrillator. She has also suffered a heart attack, is diagnosed with congestive heart failure and suffered a stroke. Pamela also has high blood pressure. Her heart condition causes her heart rate to drop dangerously low during sleep. Having Bill at home to help her during the night would increase the probablity she would have immediate help if her heart stops beating. Pamela also requires treatment for stage 3 kidney disease.

Although Bill lost both of his parents while incarcerated he remains very close to his wife's family. Bill's mother in law is fighting ovarian cancer and is on a second round of chemotherapy. She requires multiple weekly trips to the doctor for blood checks and chemo therapy. Bill's assistance with the health issues of his family would dramatically improve his loved one's quality of life.

Bill's life both before and after his incarceration has demonstrated his desire to serve his community. Bill has been a devoted Christian all of his life. Bill participated in the Gatlinburg Passion Play and attended church on a regular basis. Bill has demonstrated his desire to be a productive member of society by acting as a mentor to fellow inmates and has helped many adjust to prison life. Bill has held many trusted positions while employed during his incarceration. Bill is also a talented artist and has the ability to earn an income with his art upon release.

On this web page you can see the certificates Bill has been awarded during his incarcertation. The evidence of his exemplary conduct is also shown on this web page. You can also see the evidence Bill has found to show the one sided trial he endured.

Bill is now 57 years old with a 60 year life sentence and is eligible for parole after he serves a mandatory minimum of 85% of that sentence. Bill will not be eligible for parole until the year 2049. At his age and with his health issues Bill will probably not live long enough to see his parole date. Please help Bill earn his freedom by signing this petition to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Board of Pardon and Parole. Your signature shows that you support the compansionate release of William Brian Thurlby.

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Pamela Thurlby needs your help with “Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Board of Pardon and Parole: Grant clemency by commuting the sentence of Bill Thurlby”. Join Pamela and 111 supporters today.