To: Governor Ralph Northam
Save Robert Green
Grant Clemency to Robert aka "Wize" Green (#1181751) at Deep Meadows Correctional in Virginia
Why is this important?
Update: 12-17-21 Mr. Green was elected Valedictorian of his "Dialogue" class by corrections officers several weeks ago. Years ago he wrote an apology to the white officer he tried to escape in fear of his life. The officer reported to the parole board that he approves of Mr. Green's release and wishes him a good life. Special thanks to all of the elected officials that advocated for Mr. Green over the past 18 months. Special thanks to Delegate McQuinn, Senator McClellan, Senator Morrissey, and Delegate Bagby for bringing the gross oversentencing, continuing unnecessary punishment and need for the immediate release of Mr. Green to the attention of the Governor.
Original peition text Below
Exodus Foundation.org @exodus917, The Greater Richmond Minister's Conference, Family Safe Haven, Faith Leaders Moving Forward and Neoteric Justice need YOU in the fight to save Robert Green aka Wize from a grave injustice. Robert has completed 20 years of a 35 year sentence. Twenty years! The sentence is barbaric punishment and exceedingly harsh for youthful offenses which included breaking and entering, an unregistered weapon, and wounding of a police officer who scraped his knee in a tussle with Robert.
He has been a model prisoner. He is beloved of corrections officials. The risk assessment rated him at the lowest risk level for re-offending--equivalent to someone who has never been incarcerated. He has a home plan and community support. He is teaching and leading in prison. He is ready to teach and lead in the communiity and to prevent public safety challenges.
Robert's application has been/is being reviewed. He was asked to prepare a home plan in June 2020. We have been asking for a date to pick him up since April 2020. Now, covid is in his compound. A life sentence should not turn into a death sentence! Please release him for the Holidays Governor Northam. Everyone, please sign this petition and share it now.