The coronavirus pandemic has affected all areas of our community and is especially dangerous for at risk populations. Now is the time to ask Governor Hutchinson to take safety and mitigation measures for the incarcerated population. Please sign the petition to ask Gov. Hutchinson not to forget them.
In signing the petition, we are asking the governor for accelerated release and parole for certain individuals who are close to release, and compassionate release for low-risk, sick and elderly individuals. They should be seriously considered for expedited parole, commutation, etc. in order to ease prison population overcrowding and minimize the threat of in-prison passing of the virus. We believe these measures would maintain public safety, support public health measures, and increase savings to the state.