Grant the Commutation of Sentence for Arnold King

Karen Spence
Karen Spence 25 Comments
418 Signatures Goal: 500

We, the undersigned, support the petition of Commutation of Sentence for Arnold King, a Massachusetts prisoner who has been serving a life sentence without the eligibility of parole for the 1971 murder of another human being.

Mr. King's dream is to help youth at risk but his hands are tied. His determination is to help make our streets safe to walk on and to especially instill hope to those who are lost, hopeless, and desperate--our youth, but his legs are shackled in irons. Many of us hope that his incarceration can be terminated so that the human being that is Arnold King can follow his destiny to help ease the pain and troubles of so many others.

Through Barbed Wire, Mr. King already demonstrates his desire to give back to community by creating and administering rehabilitative programs for prisoners, by presenting to youth on the perils of destructive behavior, through his consultations with parents and educators, through his monthly community events, and through his numerous writings that have appeared in local and national publications. Mr. King has also acquired three college degrees in an effort to be a productive and instrumental contributor to society.

Over the past twenty years of pursuing a commutation of sentence, Mr. King has demonstrated that he is a changed man, that he is not a threat to society, and that he takes full responsibility for the life he can never bring back while offering his life's work in atonement as he strives towards continuous redemption.

We, the undersigned, believe that after more than 35 years of imprisonment, further incarceration is not necessary and that Mr. King would be an asset to any Massachusetts community. Thus, we respectfully request that Governor Deval Patrick commute his life sentence to allow him the opportunity to prove himself worthy for parole release.

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This petition was created by the Arnold King Commutation of Sentence Working Group

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  • kelly lynn king
    kelly lynn king United States, Philadelphia
    Jun 22, 2017
    Jun 22, 2017
    i am the youngest sibling of arnie. As of july 11, 2017 i will be 53 years of age. My bother has served his time and would be a greater asset to his family and society as a free man. I plead for the governor to commute my brothers life sentence and release him at once....
  • Maryanne Mesiti
    Maryanne Mesiti United States, Sturbridge
    Jun 10, 2017
    Jun 10, 2017
    This man has shown so much help to our youth and community through all the work.how is done. He is reformed , educated, and compassionate. It is tragedy and an injustice that he has not been granted a commutation!
  • Thomas W Morin
    Thomas W Morin United States, Hyde Park
    Jan 24, 2017
    Jan 24, 2017
    Wonderful story about making a difference in ones life. Thank You

    I'd like to meet you some day. Tommy
  • Leonna Abraham Brandao
    Leonna Abraham Brandao United States, Randolph
    Oct 23, 2016
    Oct 23, 2016
    I strongly believe Life Sentences Without Parole should ONLY be a mandate for serial killers and mass murderers.
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    kelly lynn king United States
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    Maryanne Mesiti United States
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    jacquelyn santangelo United States
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    Thomas W Morin United States
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    Leonna Abraham Brandao United States
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    Judy a.Bedard United States
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