This petition is in support of the Governor granting a pardon and freeing Wendy Sprouse. She is in her 12th year of incarceration for the crime of embezzlement. She took $17,700 all of which has been paid and she is serving a 24.5 year sentence. This length of time truly seems excessive. I mean how messed up is our justice system exactly?? She is a model offender who has never had any infractions, took 8 college courses and maintained a 4.0 GPA, she was a dog handler for 3 years and then got her Cosmetology License in 2019 and was the tutor and clerk for Cosmo at VCCW until she was shipped for "bed management" in 2019. She is now the sole cosmetologist in CVCU. She has accomplished so many more achievements than this, but they can not all be listed as to keep the length of this petition down. At this point, there is no good reason to keep her in prison, she is simply being warehoused at the expense of tax payers. On average it costs $21,299.00 a year to house an offender in Virginia. The state has already paid $255,588 for her and will cost another $255,588 if the cost doesn't go up bringing the total to over half a million dollars. She is not a threat to society so lets think of releasing her and letting the Governor know that we all agree. If you are in support of this petition, please, please sign. Thank you for your time.