Ensure All Victims Have a Voice for Parole Review

Ensure All Victims Have a Voice for Parole Review

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Petition to
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Why this petition matters

Started by Shannon Dion

July 7, 1989 a Dallas County jury found Glen Anthony (TDCJ #00523414) guilty of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and sentenced him to a 99 year term of imprisonment.

He was also charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault, both with a deadly weapon, hence the 99 year sentence.

This criminal has been eligible for parole and denied EVERY time in 2003, 2011, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

His most recent review began 2/1/22. The decision of whether he will be released or continue to serve his sentence will be made in June 2022.

He must stay incarcerated for public safety.

We, the victim family, relive this nightmare annually. The Texas Parole Board makes this an annual review because "that is customary". 

We ask two things:

1. The Texas Parole Board must guarantee to listen to the family's statement and not require an annual petition. Because the victim died of cancer, and survived the crime the board is not mandated to listen to any family. Therefore, the victim has no voice.

2. The Texas Parole Board rules for sentence fulfilled. In Glen Anthony’s case, he must serve his 99 year sentence. If not, then maximum set off, time period until next parole review, is approved which is decided by the board.

Unless the criminal admits guilt, shows remorse and proves he can be a law abiding citizen, the Texas Parole Board's choice of annual reviews are a waste of their time, a waste of taxpayer's dollars and a traumatic and painful experience for the victim family that must be relived annually. 

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