#ClemencyWorksMA

Governor Baker

Clemencyworksbaker

Dear Governor Baker,

Families for Justice as Healing and The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls urges you to use your clemency power. We are aware of women whose clemency applications have not been considered. Clemency is the only avenue that incarcerated women who are serving life or long sentences have to be reunited with their families. We are demanding Governor Baker grant clemency to all women over 50 years old and women who have served 10 years or more. It is urgent that these women are immediately released because they pose no threat to public safety. Black and Brown women receive longer and harsher sentencing,Clemency is a racial justice issue and is a tool to correct systemic racism. We are positioned to provide you with a list of women that are currently incarcerated.

During this pandemic, almost half of incarcerated women at M.C.I. Framingham tested positive for Covid. Medical experts across the state have recommended decarceration in order to flatten the curve inside prisons and jails. Families for Justice as Healing and the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls demand that the Governor use his power to grant clemency to women who are elderly, survived and punished, medically infirmed and long-timers who have already served at least ten years.

We are urging the release of women now. They have a community positioned to support their immediate release.

#ClemencyWorks



Petition by
joneisha james
Dorchester, Massachusetts

To: Governor Baker
From: Martha Leader

Governor Charlie Baker

Families for Justice as Healing and The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls urges you to use your clemency power. We are aware of women whose clemency applications have not been considered. Clemency is the only avenue that incarcerated women who are serving life or long sentences have to be reunited with their families. We are demanding Governor Baker grant clemency to all women over 50 years old and women who have served 10 years or more. It is urgent that these women are immediately released because they pose no threat to public safety. Black and Brown women receive longer and harsher sentencing,Clemency is a racial justice issue and is a tool to correct systemic racism. We are positioned to provide you with a list of women that are currently incarcerated.
During this pandemic, almost half of incarcerated women at M.C.I. Framingham tested positive for Covid. Medical experts across the state have recommended decarceration in order to flatten the curve inside prisons and jails. Families for Justice as Healing and the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls demand that the Governor use his power to grant clemency to women who are elderly, survived and punished, medically infirmed and long-timers who have already served at least ten years.
We are urging the release of women now. They have a community positioned to support their immediate release.
#ClemencyWorks