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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Update on Clemency Petitions

Dear Blog Readers:

I just read a news article today that may be of interest:

Since taking office in 2009, Governor Quinn has made decisions on over 3,000 Executive Clemency Petitions, most of which were filed when former Gov. Blagojevich was in office.

Just 3 days ago, Gov. Quinn granted another 126 clemency petitions, and denied 185. The 311 people's names were published online along with the offense that no longer is on their record.

Again, if you haven't written a letter or sent an email to Governor Quinn in support of Paul's petition for clemency, please do it soon!  And, yes, prayers are requested and appreciated.

A Blog Helper

18 comments:

  1. Hi Paul. I have sent a letter to the Governor. It looks like a number of other readers have as well. I sent an email last month, or maybe it's been two months by now, and I have followed up with a paper letter to his office. I so hope you will finish this blog off from home.....

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  2. I have been emailing Quinn once a month.

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  3. Holiday Greetings

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  4. I sent a letter too.
    When will there be another blog entry?

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    1. I'm sure blog editors busy with the holidays. :)

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  5. What's the best way to get in contact with the governor please? Is it email and if so could you please publish the mail address. Or is a letter via post the best option and again if you wouldn't mind putting the address that would be great.

    Get a letter from outside of the U.S. will hopefully grab someone's attention alongside everyone else's letters.

    Really determined to do this as thanks to Paul for the countless hours I've enjoyed his writing. Seems the least I can do plus I think his sentancing is a joke.

    Thanks in advance and happy Xmas everyone.

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  6. Happy HanuChrismaKwanzamas

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  7. LOL, this sounds kind of ironic: "The 311 people's names were published online along with the offense that no longer is on their record." Ha.

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  8. Today was Gov. Quinn's last day in office. A news article said he was trying to make decisions on ALL the clemency petitions before leaving office. As of today, neither Paul nor his family have received a letter of any kind from the governor. Not sure if that means Paul's petition was denied, or Quinn just didn't get around to it, or whether he should expect a letter in the mail.

    The suspense, fears and hopes of hundreds of men is just cruel. From what I read, 99.9% of those granted clemency were no longer in prison and just wanted their records cleared so they could get a job, or a better one. Perhaps future governors ought to make that clear from the beginning instead of leading men to believe they may finally get justice. Furthermore, what is the purpose then of the Prisoner Review Board?


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    1. I think the Prisoner Review Board exists only to vote on parole for the inmates that have been incarcerated since before 1980.

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    2. Well peeps. Now we hafta write letters to Bruce Ranner.

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    3. The Prisoner Review Board votes on parole for prisoners incarcerated before the new statutes in 1979, however, only makes recommendations for those who request Executive Clemency. It may be wise to give them back their power to take politics out of the system and reduce prison over-crowding on an individual basis.

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    4. Oh, crikey, how many blokes are still in there from before 1979?!?!

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    5. A couple hundred I think.

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  9. OMG you are handsome.

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