Gov. Brown, Please Allow My Mom to Spend Her Last Days at Home
  • Petitioned Matt Cate

This petition was delivered to:

Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Matt Cate
Executive Officer, Board of Parole Hearings
Jennifer Shaffer
California Governor

Gov. Brown, Please Allow My Mom to Spend Her Last Days at Home

    1. Petition by

      alfey ramdhan

      las vegas, NV

 Patricia Wright CDC#W79941, is wrongly convicted and currently housed at Central California Women's Skilled Nursing Facility. Patricia was convicted in 1998 of her ex-husband’s murder that occurred in 1981, even though no physical or forensic evidence or eyewitnesses tie her to the crime, she adamantly denies any involvement, and crime scene fingerprints exclude her. Read about her story at, http://justicedenied.org/issue/issue_38/patricia_wright_jd_issue_38.pdf

Patricia has been diagnosed with terminal fourth stage breast cancer and would like to spend her limited days at home with her family. The Board of  Parole Hearings and Dept. of Corrections has stated they have no problem with releasing Patricia on medical Parole.

The only obstacle is Patricia's sentence - life without parole - (LWOP) - Governor Brown is in the position to commute this sentence to Life With Parole which would allow the Board of Pardons and Parole to release her.

The sentencing Judge, Curtis Rappe, has stated that he will not consider reducing Patricia Wright’s LWOP sentence unless he receives a recommendation from one or all of the following individuals: The Board of Parole Hearings, Governor Jerry Brown, or Matthew Cate- Secretary of Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. Judge Blocks Path for Patricia's Release

      Jonathan Perri
      Deputy Campaign Director

      A Riverside Superior Court judge on Tuesday denied a request to downgrade two felony convictions for Patricia Wright, a blind inmate with terminal cancer, which would have paved the way for her release from state prison.

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures
    4. Arletta Wright - The Sister of Patricia Wright

      Nancy Lockhart, M.J.
      Petition Organizer

      Listen to Arletta Wright discuss her sister's case on Blog Talk Radio - The Nancy Lockhart Show.

    5. Board of Pardons and Parole Has Agreed To Release Patricia Wright

      Nancy Lockhart, M.J.
      Petition Organizer

      Board of Pardons and Parole Has Agreed To Release Patricia Wright IF Governor Brown will commute her sentence to Life With Parole.

    6. Reached 1,500 signatures
    7. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      A bit of background on the original case:

    8. Reached 750 signatures
    9. Family of Wrongly Incarcerated Woman Plead for Her to Die at Home

      Amanda Kloer
      Campaign Director

      The NAACP, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and the Association in Defense of the Wrongfully Convicted have all campaigned on Patricia Wright's behalf, seeking to free a woman whose should never have been put behind bars. The tale...

    10. Reached 500 signatures
    11. Patricia Wright Deserves Freedom

      Charles Davis
      Petition Organizer

      In 1997, Patricia Wright was sentenced to life without parole for a crime she didn’t commit. Now, she’s facing another sentence, one no judge or jury can overturn: Patricia has stage IV breast cancer, and all she wants is to spend the remainder...

    12. Reached 250 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Lupe K LISLE, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      Ms Wright was convicted without physical or forensic evidence but a conviction was granted anyway; for obvious reasons no doubt!

      Governor Brown needs to do the right thing and release her NOW! Only when America turns to uphold the righteousness of GOD by acting honorably, ethical & morally; then and only then will GOD Bless America!

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    • Debbie Salyer UNION, KY
      • over 2 years ago

      Please, let her be at home with her family; hasn't the State of CA done enough damage to her! Let her GO Home in the name of Jesus.

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    • J W SACRAMENTO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      The wheels of justice creak forever slowly backwards to right a wrong. Help this lady.

      Petition Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones to Investigate ALL Penal Code 832.5;

      Citizen Complaints Against Officers, because it’s the Law.

      http://www.change.org/petitions/sacramento-sheriffs-dept-sacramento-board-of-supervisors-tell-sacramento-sheriff-scott-jones-to-enforce-all-penal-codes?share_id=qNHjGmzmuU&

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    • janice bryant TALLAHASSEE, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      i have a grandmother who was convicted on murder charges and i feel the pain that the family is going through.

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    • walter morrison IRVINGTON, AL
      • over 2 years ago

      Dignity.

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