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The Parole Commission Talking Points

posted Aug 23, 2017, 4:25 PM by Sophia Webmaster
Apologies for the problem with the Talking Points in the last post.
Hopefully you can download them here: Talking Points for Parole Commission Hearing.

REMINDER: There will be a very important Public Hearing: Please join us in Action! 

Wednesday, August 23
10:00 am
State Capitol, Room 330, Southwest


Choose one of the Talking Points to call or write to your State Senator. Find their contact info here. And, join us in Madison!

This is the public hearing regarding the nomination of Daniel Gabler as the new permanent chair of the Parole Commission.


About 3,000 parole-eligible prisoners are systematically being denied a fair chance to earn their freedom - something the judges who sentenced them back in the 80's and 90's assumed they would have.  

To better understand this issue, please take a little time to look through WISDOM’S BOOK OF LETTERS.  You can see what this issue is about and why it is such a nightmare for the men and women caught up in it.

Please share this info with members of your organization, your friends, your Facebook contacts, etc.
 
The breakdown of the parole system is a seldom-discussed serious injustice.  
    •    All parole-eligible people have been in prison for at least 17 years, most of them far longer than the judge who sentenced them anticipated.  
    •    Many were very young at the time of their crimes and are now in their 40's and 50's.  
    •    Hundreds of them are trusted to leave prison unsupervised every day to work at jobs in the community, or even to work in the State Capitol and the Governor's residence.  

It is time they got a chance to re-join their families. It is time to save millions of taxpayer dollars. It is time to relieve some pressure on our overcrowded prisons.
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