So, I have some very interesting news that I thought I should share. There's two different things since last year that's went down that can give me back my freedom.
The first one is a new law called Elderly Parole. For lifers, this law is the best law that we have ever had passed.
What it is, is when you have 25 years done, then you go to a parole hearing. Mine is on 2/28/2025. It's not a legit hearing to see if they feel I'm ready to get out. It's more of a hearing to talk about all the good that you have done in the joint and what else that the Board of Prison Terms expect of you.
Then on, I'm not sure what month, but my first parole board is in 2030. I have to be write up free and show that I'm rehabilitated. Basically, doing all the self-help groups such as N.A., A.A., anger management—that type of shit. Lifers must show improvement and changes for the better. Without these things, lifers won't get a chance at a parole date.
The Board of Prison Terms won't just parole a lifer. You have to give them exactly what they ask of you or they won't find you suitable for parole. In CA< lifers can get parole dates because the law says so. The governor of CA made it the law that if us lifers earn our freedom, then we can parole to our families.
On January 1, 2019, the Homicide Law was changed but only certain people will get action. For instance, say you and your friend decide to go rob the weed connection for his pot plants. When you two get to his pad, your friend shoots or kills him while taking his weed. In CA, when they catch you and your friend, you both will be charged for the murder and convicted in trial—for sure.
The new Homicide Law states you have to first, be the actual killer and not aid in the killing. Your intent was a robbery not a murder. Basically, if you're the driver at the bank robbery and not the dumbass who shot and killed someone during the robbery, then you won't be convicted of the murder.
Check it out.
I wasn't the trigger man in my case, but I was convicted along with the killer. I've done 25 years already for a murder that I didn't do.
Here's the good news. I filed under the new Homicide Law. It's called SB 1437. I just found out that the courts have given me a public defender to fight for me. He will represent me in the court, answering my petition that states that I'm not the trigger man. Therefore I'm asking that I be resentenced under SB 1437. That my murder conviction be vacated and I be resentenced to serve time.
Am I scared to parole after I have been in here going on 26 years (come October 2019)? Yes, I'm scared. I have been locked up in this cage for half of my life. I'm honest and I'm ready for my freedom.
Should I have had to do 25 years in prison for a murder that I didn't actually do? No, of course not. But I've been convicted along with the shooter.
There's so much about life that I've missed. I've never been married, no children, no driver's license. I've never even had a driving ticket. Crazy, huh? I haven't had sex in 25 years now. That's fucking cruel, ya know. I've only used one cellphone in my life, back a few years ago when I was in a prison called CMF (California Medical Facility) in Vacaville, CA.
Everybody on the streets takes life and freedom for granted. I've literally forgot how life is on the streets. It's very sad, yeah, but I'm not going to dwell on the past. Nothing good can come from it. So, I choose not to do it.
I was deact a bad haul back in 1994, but I'm alive. I made it this far. Most couldn't do 25 years in prison.
I'm going to end this post by saying hopefully soon, sometime this summer, my attorney will send me a letter saying my court date. When I get my day in court, I shall get my freedom back.
What do you guys think?
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