I join with Kenneth Hartman, one of the men whose LWOP sentence you have generously commuted, in urging you to commute more LWOP sentences for Father’s Day.
“I am one of the fortunate few who had their sentence of LWOP commuted to life with parole last year. Consequently, I have now been out of prison for 6 months. It is particularly meaningful to me to be out for this Fathers’ Day. For the first time in more than 38 years, I’ll be able to celebrate with my daughter. I am deeply grateful to Governor Brown for granting me this tremendous opportunity to live a better life, and I cannot adequately express how much this has positively impacted my family. I hope and pray that many more men and women serving LWOP will have a chance to live this better life.”
– Kenneth Hartman
I applaud the historic number of LWOP commutations that you have granted and hope that you will continue to recognize that people have the capacity to change, grow and be rehabilitated, which an LWOP sentence denies.
Looking forward to your Father’s Day commutations!