To: The Texas State House, The Texas State Senate, and Governor Greg Abbott

Texas Parole Reform - NOW is the time for change!

Parole reform has been a topic of concern for some time...the time to act is NOW; these concerns have been overlooked and pushed to the side for far too long.

Why is this important?

It is rumored that the parole board spends 4 minutes or less reviewing each case and with the data presented in the Fiscal Year 2012 and 2013 Statistical Annual Report it is realistic to assume that is close to the reality of their ability. As a result of discriminatory regulation and lack of resources, the current system unjustly binds many inmates who are ready for reintegration to the confines of their unit without merit; specifically with regard to youthful offenders, first-time offenders and other individuals that have proven through their daily choices and actions over a period of time that they can be successful members of society if given the opportunity.

We are not asking that you agree with all our points but that legislators look into all areas related to parole which are currently failing or have been identified as concerns.

See the attached for full details of our concerns:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2YznLO7rQAiM0o3aXFLN3ZMZk0/edit?usp=sharing

Additional parole reform petitions can be found at:
1.Mandatory Short-Way Release for: 3-G Offenders for the State of Texas; Petition by Edna Watts
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/mandatory-short-way-release

2.Reduce the Parole Eligibilit Requirements for Texas Prisons; Petition by Edna Watts
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/reduce-the-parole-eligibilit

3.Mandatory Short-Way Release for All First Time Offenders; Petition by Edna Watts
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/mandatory-short-way-release-1

4.Reform Texas the Texas Parole System Now; Petition by Unknown
http://www.petitiononline.com/tcb123/petition.html

UPDATE 10/07/2014
Details on recent indictment of Texas Parole Commissioner Pamela Freeman:
https://www.texastribune.org/2014/10/03/parole-commissioner-indicted-falsifying-inmate-rec/

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2014/10/parole-commissioner-indictment-points.htmlr

More information about our story can be found in the Century Films documentary directed by Nick Leader and broadcast in the U.K. by Channel 4, Married Behind Bars. #MarriedBehindBars #ShawnAndApril https://youtu.be/rSaMeBxxiQQ
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Reforma de libertad condicional de Texas - ahora es el momento para el cambio!

Serán entregados a: la casa del estado de Texas, el Senado del estado de Texas y el gobernador Rick Perry

DECLARACIÓN DE LA PETICIÓN
Reforma de libertad condicional ha sido un tema de preocupación por un tiempo... el momento de actuar es ahora; estas preocupaciones han sido pasadas por encima y empujadas a un lado por mucho tiempo.

Fondo de la petición
Se rumorea que la Junta de comisionados que deciden la libertad condicional gastan 4 minutos o menos revisar cada caso y con los datos presentados en el informe estadístico anual de año Fiscal 2012 y 2013 es realista asumir que está cerca de la realidad de su capacidad. Como resultado de la regulación discriminatoria y falta de recursos, el sistema actual une injustamente muchos reclusos que están listos para la reintegración a los confines de su unidad sin mérito; específicamente con respecto a delincuentes juveniles, los delincuentes primerizos y otros individuos que han demostrado a través de sus decisiones diarias y acciones durante un período de tiempo que pueden ser miembros exitosos de la sociedad si se les da la oportunidad.

No estamos pidiendo que esten de acuerdo con todos los puntos contenidos en la carta adjunta pero que los legisladores Miren en todas las áreas relacionadas con la libertad condicional que actualmente están fallando o han sido identificadas como preocupaciones.

Vea el adjunto para los detalles completos de nuestras preocupaciones:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2YznLO7rQAiM0o3aXFLN3ZMZk0/edit?usp=sharing

Las peticiones de reforma condicional adicional pueden encontrarse en:

1.Mandatory Short-Way Release for: 3-G Offenders for the State of Texas; Petition by Edna Watts
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/mandatory-short-way-release

2.Reduce the Parole Eligibilities Requirements for Texas Prisons; Petition by Edna Watts
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/reduce-the-parole-eligibilit

3.Mandatory Short-Way Release for All First Time Offenders; Petition by Edna Watts
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/mandatory-short-way-release-1

4.Reform Texas the Texas Parole System Now; Petition by Unknown
http://www.petitiononline.com/tcb123/petition.html

ACTUALIZACIÓN 10/07/2014
Detalles sobre la reciente acusación de Tejas Parole Comisionada Pamela Freeman:
https://www.texastribune.org/2014/10/03/parole-commissioner-indicted-falsifying-inmate-rec/

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2014/10/parole-commissioner-indictment-points.html

Puede encontrarse más información sobre nuestra historia en el siglo películas documental dirigido por Nick Leader y difusión en el Reino Unido por Channel 4, casado tras las rejas. #MarriedBehindBars #ShawnAndApril.https://youtu.be/rSaMeBxxiQQ

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