April 1, 2020

Mass Releases From Prison

by Shawn Perrot (author's profile)

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secretagentshea Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago. ✓ Mailed 1 month, 2 weeks ago   Favorite

I have watched and listened to an attorney fight tooth and nail for her clients through this COVID-19 ordeal. She took the fight to the Washington State Supreme Court... and won. She was able to get a motion passed that keeps inmates from having to appear in crowded courtrooms for every piddling motion to continue that is going to be required during this. She is on the phone with every client twice a week asking about their health, if they have seen or heard of any cases or people showing symptoms. She is pushing for early release, bail hearings, and compassionate release for those in the more vulnerable groups. There are people who genuinely care who are fighting for human rights through this. I want you to have hope.

So, I changed careers again. I am a Paralegal for a criminal defense attorney. She mostly handles Class A Felony cases and I adore the work. I get to see the best and the worst of the criminal justice system. It is really fascinating. My empathy and compassion for the accused serves me well in this field. Apparently that is not a teachable trait. Who knew?

It really has been over 17 years. I still can’t believe I have crows feet next to my eyes when I smile. My husband has a couple gray hairs in his stubble. My oldest is a little over 3 years from high school graduation, my middlest (made up word) is awkwardly between child and teen, and my youngest will literally be half grown next month. And I’m not quite ready to grow up myself.

I hope you are able to find a way to get that early release. Take care of yourself in the meantime. Wash your hands constantly. Avoid people. Don’t touch things... and other impossible recommendations.

All the best,


Shawn Perrot Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago.   Favorite
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