Monday, April 23, 2007

A Step Forward

Earlier this year, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm created by executive order an Executive Clemency Advisory Council. It is Governor Granholm's goal to commute the sentences of elderly/sick/worthy inmates as one way to help ease the incredible cost of the Michigan prison system to the state's taxpayers. Troy's lawyer and I spoke today and we are going to send a request for the commutation of Troy's sentence to this special advisory council.

Meanwhile, we are also continuing to pursue the possibility of a resentencing hearing.

Our next step is for Troy to write essay-style answers to questions on the commutation request form. I'll send them to our lawyer next week at the latest and he'll send the completed form to the council.

Please stick with us through this with your support and prayers. Things are moving slowly, but they are moving, we hope inexorably toward Troy's freedom. We thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for all your love and support so far.

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