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Parole for George Adams serving life without the possibility of parole.

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My name is Tameaka Ballard from Columbia, SC. I was 8 years old when my uncle George Adams, inmate #00181283 located at  Lee Correctional Institution 990 Wisacky Hwy, Bishopville, SC 29010 was arrested, tried and convicted for a murder. My cousin Ebony was 7 years old when her father was arrested. Also when our world came crashing down because she lost her father and I lost my only uncle. I am now 33 years old, married. My cousin Ebony is now  32 years old, married. She is now pregnant with a set of twins. I can't imagine her  raising twins without help of her father by her side. To dote over his grandchildren. He has missed 25 years out of his only child life, and my life for a crime he did not commit. It's time to set him free allow him make up the years that he has missed out our lives, and be able to be apart of his grandchildren life. He deserve a second chance. My uncle needs justice. He received a life sentence for a crime he did not commit. LIFE in prison without the possibility of parole, under mandatory hands of one the hands of all sentencing. He have served 25 years in prison and South Carolina Department of Corrections classification department showing that he once had a parole date which  was February 2013 now they are saying he don't have one, and he never went back to court to loose it.  My uncle parole date was taken without notice...   He deserve is parole date. My uncle deserve a second chance, my uncle deserve a parole date, and deserve to come home. There was no evidence that my uncle ever harmed anyone. My uncle has grandchildren, nieces, and nephew he has never met or seen. I don't want to dispute the particulars of his case. He was given to LIFE in prison for a crime he has not commit therefore he deserves a parole date, and deserves a fair trail to his freedom. What I do know is that I want justice and freedom for my uncle. He remained hands on, raising  his only child, and even from the confines of prison.  He forced me to identify what I was passionate about. Which I love working with children. Encouraged me to stay focus on my goals in life. My uncle has already served 25 years which is more than enough time for a crime he did not commit. He was charge with murder under mandatory hands of one the hands of all he had no choice but to go to trail. Based on the law, and mandatory sentencing he was held responsible for the the actions of the party. Only President Obama, Nikki Haley, and/or Supreme Court can free my uncle by commuting his sentence. I pray that his petition receives a favorable recommendation and ultimately is signed that people deserve a second chance because my life, my cousin, and my family life will never be complete until my uncle is FREE we all are serving a LIFE sentence. PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION ...... It really would make a difference in my family life. PAROLE FOR MY UNCLE.

To Whom it may concern:
I George M. Adams,#181283 on June. 17, 1992. I found myself in a place where I never really knew existed, pleading to God to fix a mess that  I have made of my life. It all started from a hardhead and bad attitude. Young around the age 13-24. As a kid, I developed hate in my heart for how I watched my father beat my mother and didn't know why? When my parents separated I was a teenager. My dreams of growing up with both parents was crushed. After dad moved out he took me along to live with him. While in high school I had friends who I played football with that smoked marijuana, and drink beer. I started smoking and drinking to kill the pain of missing my mom. So later i dropped out of high school and started working to buy myself clothes and shoes. That's when i meet my daughter's mother. We had friends who drink and smoked marijuana. There were drugs all around where we grew up, and the lifestyle caused our marriage to break up.  I went on to attend school in Asheville NC. Gaining my CDL license as a heavy equipment operator. I am a certified Tractor Trailer driver by the State of North Carolina. I have worked all my many jobs at the age of 15-24. In the year of 1992 when it all came to an end. Before leaving home at my mother's apartment she pleaded with me to leave the people alone that I was hanging around because they was going to get me in trouble. I did not fully know about the law or how to defend myself. Riding around with these friends we decided to rob a store to  get more money for drugs. While robbing the store the owner of the store, and my co-defendant struggled with the gun, and the gun went off killing the store owner. All I knew was to go home and not tell what I saw, because I was afraid for my family. Prior to June 23,1994 the state offered me 28 years seeking the death penalty which was later dropped and I proceeded to trial under" hands of one hands of all" found guilty and sentenced to life with the possibility of parole in 2013. After serving over 20 years and being informed by South Carolina Department of Corrections about parole eligibility, South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services permanently restricted all expectations of provoke due to a prior crime. Lord Jesus Christ became  my personal savior.  In that holding cell at the court room when I cried out for him to save me from being licked up away from my family. Jesus came into my life and has did this time with me. Teaching me how to trust in him and only him and then he started raising me up to do his will. God has blessed me with a beautiful daughter and four grands with a set of expecting twins. Which I have never seen. My prayers are to be given another opportunity to share my testimony with family and friends. Thanks to whom has taken the time to read my testimony. Now I pray that I'll hear from whom it may concern or somebody from this department to do something about my case and parole.

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