Today we received word that Troy's application for commutation has apparently been forwarded from the Executive Clemency Council to the Michigan Parole Board. What we don't know yet is whether or not this forwarding means the Clemency Council has recommended Troy for commutation or simply passed on the application without comment or with a negative recommendation. Our lawyer is going to try to find out. The system is not completely transparent, but this news is hopeful and I will update you if we find out more. I suspect the odds are that the council recommended Troy for commutation, but I can only base that on minimal knowledge of the process and the fact that hope springs eternal even in a pessimist like me.
If you're interested in getting yourself up to that minimal level of knowledge of the roles of the Clemency Council, Parole Board and governor of Michigan in this process, please see the article reproduced in the previous post (scroll down or click here) or email me with any questions you may have.
As always, thank you all for your support, love and prayers.