January 9, 2012
Nationwide Day of Action to Free Human Trafficking Victim Sara Kruzan
January 11, 2012 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and we hope you'll take a just a few moments of your time to help lend a voice to Sara Kruzan, a human trafficking victim who has been in prison for the last 17 years after she killed the man who raped her at age 11 and forced her into prostitution at age 13. At only 16 years old Sara was tried as an adult, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
During the last 17 years, Sara has earned a college degree and has been a model prisoner - correctional officers named her Woman of the Year in 2009. Before leaving office in 2010, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger commuted Sara's sentence to life with the possibility of parole. But she will not be eligible for parole for eight more years . We believe she has served enough time and that eight more years in prison is waste of California taxpayer dollars.
In her clemency statement to Gov. Schwarzenegger in 2010 she said, "the remorse I feel will never go away, nor do I wish it to. I feel a deep set sorrow for taking (his) life. It is daily that I experience a level of grief and sadness in my heart and in my thoughts." Sara is a victim who is deeply remorseful and takes responsibility for her actions, but 17 years in prison is enough.
On Wednesday, Sara needs your help. Please call Governor Brown and ask him to grant Sara time served.
Will you make a quick phone call to California Gov. Brown at (916) 445-2841? It will just take a minute and will make it clear that the citizens of CA feel that Sara has served her time and as a human trafficking victim, should be released from prison. Here's what to do:
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