Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Governor Rejects Troy Chapman's Request for Clemency

It is with great regret that I report that Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm has rejected Troy's application for commutation.

We will move on from here by requesting a resentencing hearing in the jurisdiction where Troy committed his crime. So his journey toward freedom is not over. If that should fail, prisoners are permitted to file for commutation every two years; the two years since Troy's last filing will be up this December. (It took over 16 months for this one to play out.)

I have few words at the moment, but we couldn't have gotten as far as we did without the dozens of you who sent spiritual, financial and letter-writing support. My gratitude to you all is as profound as my grief at the outcome. Troy feels the same way. You'll be hearing from him soon.

Maryann Gorman

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