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To: Governor Evers of Wisconsin
Governor Evers, It’s Time to Commute Excessive Sentences!
We call on Governor Tony Evers to consider requests to commute sentences that are excessive, beginning with the cases of Michael Maldonado and Israel Saldana.
Why is this important?
Israel Saldana and Michael Maldonado are two of many people who were either convicted when they were children, or who were given sentences way out of proportion to their crimes, or who are still in prison years after others with identical criminal histories have been released. They are two of the many who have grown and changed during their years in prison.
Excessive sentences like theirs are part of the reason Wisconsin's prison racial disparities are, by many measures, worst in the nation.