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Second Chance for Prisoners

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We the undersigned, believe that the implicit elimination of parole for prisoners sentenced prior to January 1, 2000 is unlawful. These are "old Law " Prisoners , sentenced before truth-in- sentencing became the law. Many have met all their requirements and more and are still denied parole year after year . Prisoners sentenced prior to January 1, 2000 , who are eligible for parole, have maintained good conduct, and have a good post-release plan should be granted parole because it is consistent with the sentencing court' intentions. Such prisoners should not be denied parole for vague reasons like “hasn’t served sufficient time”,etc. It is now time for these inmates to be mainstreamed back into society where they can be productive citizens. Their families, friends, love ones, and in some cases jobs are waiting for them. Where is the second chance?


Forum For Understanding Prisons (FFUP) is a prisoner support group dedicated to finding ways in which concerned citizens can make changes in our justice system. We believe community involvement in the justice system is mandatory if our communities are to be healthy and truly safe. We write to prisoners from Wisconsin and around the country, work with family members, advocate within the system, and help spread the word to our fellow citizens that we citizens are responsible for the well being of those we lock up- that every prisoner has a story. Contact information: FFUP; c/o 29631 Wild Rose Drive Blue River, WI 53518;1-608- 546-3993 Note: Coming soon:letter writing network to build a strong voice for priosners and their families.


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