Michael and family

Michael and family


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Clemency for Michael Edwards

I've gotten to know Michael Edwards over the years through his mother, his sister and his son Kingsley. While prison in many ways may have saved Michael's life, enough is enough! His sentence, by almost anyone's measure, is way over the top. Michael has served 17 years and he is a changed man. He is caught in a legal sentencing web from which the only way out is clemency. Keeping him in prison is an option that does not serve Michael, his family, and certainly not society. We all read everyday stories of people who commit far worse crimes than Michael being given far less severe sentences. Michael's family need him in their lives and we, as citizens, need to insist that lives are not wasted in our prison system as they are now with Michael. This is real, this is the life of a real person that we all can help!

Jeff Good