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URGENT! PLEASE HELP TO FREE GREG, FROM A 3 STRIKE SENTENCE! TIME DOES NOT FIT THE CRIME !


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Teresa
- 601 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
GREG was an addict since 8 yrs, NOW 17+ YRS. REHABILITATED. He robbed $23.00, in intoxicated blackout, & sentenced 2 LIFE, under 3 strikes law. He NEVER physically harmed ANYONE. Please support his Commute of sentence for good shown for 17 + years served!



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. (0)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 9:27 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Teresa Mahoney Castor (63)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 9:41 am
Greg is my childhood friend. He has been an addict since the age if 9 yrs old, given to him by his mother, on a daily basis. Signed out if school in the 7th grade, and thrown out of the house, left to fend for himself with his addiction. He got into trouble in his late teens all due to his addiction. He robbed $23.00 in 1996 in a self induced intoxicated blackout. He fell under the statue of violent crime, even though no one was physically injured. He has served 17+ yrs, of a Life sentence. This punishment does NOT fit the crime! Please go to the following

URL: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/874/170/105/free-greg-2014-lets-show-nj-drug-and-alcohol-reform-works-better-than-prison/#next_action

And please read, sign, and forward to all you know on this planet, and repost to FZb, Twittrr, or anywhere else you feel will get attention. We are in need of 25,000 signatures. Greg has since Detoxed, rehabilitated, got his GED, Got his Associates degree in law, and is a paralegal,and has many certificates for addictions w/perfect attendance, and numerous other self help classes. Follow the URL and his page for Greg's FB page to see many of his certificates. Not all criminals are created equal, nor does the punishment fit the crime. Please support Greg, and tell NJ, Addiction needs reform, NOT prison!
 

Teresa Mahoney Castor (63)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 9:50 am
Please make this post do hot, that it makes front page. Please tell all!
 

Phillipa W. (199)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 10:27 am
I already signed, sorry. 3 strike laws really do make me uncomfortable. sentencing should always look at rehab, community service and APPROPRIATE jail sentences. Jailing people just because someone's offended someone broke the law isn't right.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 10:58 am
This law in the USA is ridiculous the sentances people get for non violent crimes This should not be happening Murderers in Europe do not get anywhere near this sentance unless its a premeditated murder multiple murders or of a child
There is no justification for incarcerating someone for this amount of time for non violent crimes and the cost for keeping these non violent people in for these crimes could be better used to help all the homeless and hungry there This is a waste of public money there too
Its time that the oudated 3 strikes system was stopped and also time that punishments fitted the crime Addiction problems are not solved by 35 yr prison sentances but by rehabilitation tolerance and compassion Its time Gregory Bartholomew was released and have some time with his family
It is the justice system that is now committing the crime

signed and will share
 

Jennifer V. (343)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 11:47 am
life in this case is time excessive to the crime
 

Autumn Away S. (151)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 12:07 pm
I signed, and also feel the three strikes system has to be stopped !! In a case such as Greg's with addiction being the cause, he should no way be serving this kind of time. This is not "justice" ! Also, I have worked in the legal field, as a paralegal and seen cases where the person got far less time. I have shared this and am hoping for some justice for Greg.
 

Mary T. (334)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 12:35 pm
Signed & noted - thank you Teresa...shared on FB
 

Henriette Matthijssen (150)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 12:50 pm
Already signed for my friend Greg & forwarded to all my friend contacts on various websites from an earlier petition. I will forward this article link as well, Thanks Teresa for posting for Greg.
 

Angelika R. (147)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 1:17 pm
Already signed some weeks ago but I have no faith whatsoever in US justice system. Thx.
 

Debbie Williamson (294)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 1:30 pm
Signed, noted, and shared. Thank you, Teresa.
 

Linda W. (173)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 1:38 pm
Signed & HOPEFUL
 

Amy L. (100)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 2:17 pm
S&N
 

desanka s. (405)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 2:28 pm
Thank you Teresa, Greg is lucky to have a friend like you.
Both petitions signed.
 

Sue McGuey (105)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 3:12 pm
Noted!~ Signed & posted!~ This is just terrible....what type of a law is this???????
 

Ena S. (244)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 3:39 pm
Signed, Noted and sharing
 

Angelika R. (147)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 3:49 pm
Angelika,
you took action on September 9, 2013 . sorry Teresa, didn't realise it's a new petition.
 

AniMae Chi (451)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 5:11 pm
Previously signed & will forward again.

THANK YOU Teresa!
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (292)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 5:18 pm
Already signed as this is outrageous
 

Laurie H. (770)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 6:21 pm
Action taken & hopeful~~~~
 

Laurie H. (770)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 6:25 pm
Many Thanks Teresa for all you're doing for Greg-- Signed all petitions & Shared -I hope this comes around full circle for him soon!!!~
 

Val away R. (255)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 6:58 pm
N & S
 

Ellen G. (343)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 6:59 pm
Done
 

sharon wardle (108)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 10:39 pm
Signed shared & noted.
In the comments box I wrote Please release Gregory Bartholomew. He has already served 15 years in a maximum security prison. During the time he has served he has been rehabilitated and educated. Gregory is also a very active member of the Care2 community where he shows himself to be extremely caring, compassionate and supportive to the people and the causes. Please grant him his freedom. Thank you
 

Ljiljana Milic (108)
Monday September 9, 2013, 12:28 am
Signed (this one, as well as previous) & Noted & Thanks for posting Teresa.
 

MmAWAY M. (475)
Monday September 9, 2013, 12:30 am
S&N...Also a TU to Sharon w. for forwarding this to me.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 9, 2013, 2:43 am
TY all. Wait until Teresa sees this. I am just overwhelmed by everyone's support. Tonight is the first time, that I feel almost like a person of that on the outside. Interacting will all you great people has helped me to reach this point, where a couple days ago, I never thought I would feel like a human being again. This feeling is so amazing. Feels like I have been given a second wind! Hugs to you all!
Greg ~
 

Frances Darcy (219)
Monday September 9, 2013, 2:44 am
Signed and shared also previous petitions.
 

AniMae Chi (451)
Monday September 9, 2013, 2:55 am
AniMaeChi ..
Sep 09
# 60
 

Lynn Squance (229)
Monday September 9, 2013, 4:26 am
Addicted to drugs by age 9 by his mother? That really screws a kid up. A kid does not have the cognitive abilities at that age to step back from an abusive parent, especially a parent that is poisoning her own child. This abuse sets the stage for other events. A 3 strikes law seems inappropriate under these circumstances. Then take into consideration the rehab and education that has been done over the past 17 years. The courts need to take all this into consideration and commute the sentence to time served. I can think of some politicians that have done far more but remain free.

Signed
 

Sara W. (107)
Monday September 9, 2013, 8:19 am
Gladly signed. with comment.
 

Anna Undebeck (220)
Monday September 9, 2013, 8:21 am
Signed, of course!
 

Jason S. (57)
Monday September 9, 2013, 8:34 am
Signed, thanks
 

jess b (26)
Monday September 9, 2013, 10:06 am
signed
 

Debbie W. (124)
Monday September 9, 2013, 10:15 am
Noted/Signed
 

Ruth M. (252)
Monday September 9, 2013, 1:29 pm
Done thanks Sharon
 

GGmaSick D. (174)
Monday September 9, 2013, 1:30 pm
Signed earlier and now noted. hanks.
 

Candy L. (478)
Monday September 9, 2013, 8:54 pm
Thanks, Signed & Tweeted
 

Constance F. (428)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 8:04 am
thank you for signing:
Free Greg 2014
 

Abdessalam Diab (147)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 10:54 am
ABDESSALAM,
YOU TOOK ACTION ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
Noted,signed and shared on FB. Thanks Teresa for posting> Thanks Henriette for forwarding.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 9:17 pm
Thank you all, for the support. It feels like a small family on this site. This is the first time, I really feel real hope. And it comes from the abundance of support, I am getting from all the loving family here. I am speechless, and so very humbled. Thank you all again. I can not say it enough.
 

Karen Randall (25)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 4:45 am
Thanks for sending Henriette. Signed and noted. Good luck Gregory, thoughts are with you. Take care. Karen.
 

Edwin M. (349)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 8:03 am
Signed, thank you Teresa
 

cindy kimmel (1)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 3:41 am
i agree people with addiction cant get the help they need in prison .prison are full of drugs my son got addicted to heroin after he lost his daughter at childbirth an he has been sentenced to 56yrs in prison hes only 22 yrs old prison isnt going to help him its going to make things worse i also have a petition trying to help my son do u have any advice for me can use all the i can get
 

Simon Validzic (248)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 9:35 pm
Noted and "signed". (I apologise to all Care2 friends for almost totally neglecting Care2 - it is just that I get "bogged" in other media.)
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 12:09 pm
Carol,
you took action on September 08, 2013
 

Yvonne F. (178)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 4:27 am
Signed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Teresa
 
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