Jenny Baka Commutation Denied March 30, 2018

Hi Kelle,

It is amazing to hear that the postcard campaign was a success. It is truly amazing knowing how many people out there believe in the fight for justice concerning domestic violence.

I cannot begin to thank you enough for all that you do.

Thank you for emailing Nels Thompson’s letter to Governor Snyder, First Lady Sue Snyder, and Debi Cain.

When I received a denial of commutation, it made me so angry, and it really broke me down. I was devastated. I was frustrated. Having to tell those I love and care about that once again my commutation has been denied is extremely difficult for me. I felt like a disappointment once again, and that I let everyone down.

As you can see from the denial letter I sent you, you’re never given a reason why. It made me feel like they didn’t take the time to review the detailed commutation paperwork and documents I sent with it. I feel like they didn’t take the time to see my accomplishments and see how much I’ve changed from the person I used to be.

I feel like the Parole Board only looks at us as the people we were when a crime was committed. They view us as horrible people. I feel like they could care less about circumstances, that we were abused, or anything else.

Kelle, thank you for always believing in me and being an amazing friend. Until next time, take good care of yourself.

Jenny

Jenny Baka Commutation Denied March 30, 2018

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