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Old 02-28-2009, 11:14 AM
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Thumbs up Article: Bill would allow juvenile lifers shot at parole

This is an interesting excerpt I found a few weeks ago while reading the paper up here, and didn't know if anyone else had heard about this. Definately something to be excited about, though!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009 10:48 PM CST
Bill would allow juvenile 'lifers' a shot at parole

By FRED LOVE, Courier Des Moines Bureau
DES MOINES — Kristina Fetters doesn’t know if she can ever atone for what she did as a 14-year-old.

She says children of that age don’t think like adults. They don’t always understand the consequences of their actions as well as adults do.

She says children ought to get a second chance when they make mistakes. But when the conversation turns to her situation, Fetters can’t bring herself to say she deserves anything other than what she’s been given — a lifetime behind bars for stabbing to death her great-aunt in 1994.

To read more of this story go here; http://www.wcfcourier.com/articles/2...l/11025529.txt
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:39 PM
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My husband is one of the lifers that would fall under the new law if passed being how he was a juvenile at the time of sentencing.We have been working very hard to get the bill in order and introduced to legislation.I could go on and on but im afraid im starting to lose hope and this road is getting to be too long for me. I just hope it passes and everyone who deserves to be out gets a shot.
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