This petition is to show support for Justin Granier and his release from prison. Having to serve a life sentence without the possibility of parole for a murder he did not commit is cruel, inhumane, and unjust. He should not be held accountable for the actions of another, to do so is illogical and unconstitutional. He has taken responsibility for his actions and has served more than enough time. It's time to set Justin free!
A life sentence is far too harsh and offers no incentive to be or do better, yet Justin has taken advantage of every opportunity afforded him for educational, spiritual, and personal growth. And along the way he has become a mentor to the youth, a minister to the lost, and a volunteer for the dying. He pours himself into the lives of others making his community a better place. We need and want him free impacting our society with the same selfless acts!
Incarceration is suppose to serve as a mechanism for personal repentance and rehabilitation, not to warehouse citizens for making a poor choice in life. There is a huge difference between a criminal and an individual that has made a poor decision. The majority of those serving life sentences for second degree murder in Louisiana are first offenders. Yet because of mandatory sentences of life without parole there is no distinction between the two and no consideration of mitigating factors. Mandatory life sentences should be abolished for first offenders convicted of second degree murder. Especially for those like Justin who didn't even commit the act.
It's time to fix Louisiana's broken criminal justice system and harsh sentencing schemes. Louisiana's laws should align with the rest of the nation. Thus we support an extreme reconstruction of Louisiana criminal law. We support the release of Justin Granier and all efforts towards this goal!!!!
I believe justins case is a perfect example of injustice. One cannot control anothers actions. With all the recent legislature passed inn louisiana in the Last seven years or so for non-violent offenders to serve shorter sentences due to louisiana's high incarceration, certainly there should also have bills passed for cases like justin's. 95% of all crime is drug related. Which happens to be why he was present the day of his alleged crime. Should one be faulted for murder for having a drug addiction?
Justin, need not worry my friend, you will be exhonerated. I am sure. Stay humble and keep up all the good work. You will need all the same tools as a free man.
keep ya head-just saw ya story on "Serving life"-hope things turn around for u
Sorry you were in the wrong place....
Nancy Lebourgeoisjust now
mike bullockjust now
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