Justin Granier - Justins Journey

Maria Scott Dunnigan
Maria Scott Dunnigan 1788 Comments
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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!!!! We also support any new bills that amend his current sentence.

As advocates for change, we have to speak out and share this story and petition.

Thank you!!!

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Links

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  • Katherine Troy
    Katherine Troy United States, New Orleans
    Oct 12, 2017
    Oct 12, 2017
    Hi I just saw this young man on a reality prison show. I was so touched. He does not deserve this punishment. I feal he deserves to do time for not doing anything immediately after the crime but at 19 or 20 we all make mistakes. Peer pressure is powerful. So is fear. And I think he has served a sufficient amount of time and that he deserves at least a chance to live.. just a chance.
  • Mary Todd
    Mary Todd United States, Mckinney
    Oct 10, 2017
    Oct 10, 2017
    Free Justin! This is wrong. He has spent more than enough time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. LA laws need to change. He needs to be released. He is a great man and has held his head high after being incarcerated over 16 years. He also is sorry for being at the wrong place at the wrong time but he didn’t commit the crime
  • Lauren Anderson
    Lauren Anderson United States, Lake Charles
    Oct 08, 2017
    Oct 08, 2017
    free justin!
  • Danielle Little
    Danielle Little United States
    Oct 02, 2017
    Oct 02, 2017
    This sentence is insane to me for a crime he did not commit! That part he was involved in, he served far too long already!
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