Commute Tracy Hardin's Sentence
  • Petitioned Governor Terry Branstad and the Iowa Board of Parole

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Governor Terry Branstad and the Iowa Board of Parole

Commute Tracy Hardin's Sentence

    1. Veronica Horowitz
    2. Petition by

      Veronica Horowitz

      Edison, NJ

Tracy Hardin was convicted of first-degree murder and willful injury in 1995, she received a sentence of life without parole. In Iowa, where Tracy was sentenced, she will never be eligible for parole unless her sentence is commuted to a number of years. Tracy Hardin takes full responsibility for her actions, which injured her ex-husband Robert Hardin and resulted in the death of Amy Wilson. However, Tracy’s life sentence does not consider mitigating factors that impacted her crime. Tracy suffered years of abuse throughout her marriage; physical, sexual, psychological, and emotional. In the days leading up to Tracy's crime, Tracy attempted to seek help from five separate agencies. Tracy even tried to commit herself into psychiatric care. In the 15+ years that Tracy has been incarcerated she has become a stronger and healthier woman. Tracy is working towards her Associates Degree and serves as a mentor to other inmates in the prison. Tracy has had an incredible positive impact on the inmates that come into the prison, encouraging them to turn their lives around and pursue their education so that they do not come back. Commuting Tracy's sentence does not mean Tracy will not be punished for her crime; she lives every day with deep remorse. Commuting Tracy's sentence will only mean that someday she has a chance at a life outside prison, where she can make a positive impact on the larger community, not just the incarcerated community.

To:
Governor Terry Branstad and the Iowa Board of Parole
Commute Tracy Hardin's Sentence

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. April 4th, 1:00pm--Tracy's Commutation Hearing

      Veronica Horowitz
      Petition Organizer

      Hello everyone. Thank you for all of your support. I wanted to let all of you know that Tracy now has a date scheduled for her commutation hearing. Her hearing will be April 4th at 1:00pm. Because Tracy's registered victims will be there (in another room) it would be very helpful for her to also have people there supporting her.

      If any of you are able and willing to attend, YOU NEED TO CONTACT THE IOWA BOARD OF PAROLE AT (515) 725-5757 AND STATE THAT YOU WANT TO ATTEND THE COMMUTATION HEARING FOR TRACY LYNN HARDIN SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 4TH AT 1PM
      If you do not call and get your name on the list, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND..

      Also, now that we have a date it is crunch time. IF you have not already shared this petition with all of your friends/family/acquaintances who you think might be willing to support Tracy as well, please do so.

      Thank You!!

      Contact me with any questions.

    2. Reached 250 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Geraldine Simmons LAKE VIEW TERRACE, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      she was a victim as well. She has paid for her crime.

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    • TONYA YOUNG DUNCANVILLE, TX
      • about 1 year ago

      just reading her story, and all the abuse at the hands of her husband. Then she seeked help but not one came to her aid.

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    • tony papa NY, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      injustice

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    • Lisa Farley SIOUX CITY, IA
      • about 1 year ago

      Tracy deserves another chance at life she is truly sorry for her crime and she needs to be able to get out of prison and make amends to her children and all the people in her life.

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    • Samantha Baker W VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      this matters because tracy was an abused woman who has a lot to give to her family and community, which is lacking in our country!

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