[News] Flozelle Woodmore Denied Parole

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Tue Oct 26 14:00:15 EDT 2004



Supporters of battered women,

Today marks another day that politics trumped justice.

In a decision supposedly signed Oct. 15 but not released until Friday 
evening on Oct. 22, Governor Schwarzenegger REVERSED the parole 
recommendation for incarcerated survivor and mother of two, Flozelle 
Woodmore.  The written decision virtually copied those of former Governor 
Gray Davis, who reversed Flozelle's parole TWICE, once in 2002 and again in 
2003.

Flozelle, her children, and her family have suffered long enough.

The Governor's decision will be challenged in court, but we need the public 
to voice your outrage.


On October 22, 2004, the Governor’s office REVERSED the parole 
recommendation for battered woman prisoner Flozelle Woodmore for the THIRD 
YEAR IN A ROW, despite the fact that:



·        She shot her abusive boyfriend after being tortured by him for 5 years

·        She has already served 18 years in prison, even though this was 
her first offense

·        She was only 13 years old when she met her batterer, and only 18 
when she shot him

·        Her batterer’s family supports her release

·        Flozelle has not had a single serious disciplinary write-up since 
1992—over 12 years ago!

·        Flozelle has been recommended for release three years in a row by 
the parole board



Are you outraged that OVER HALF A MILLION DOLLARS of your tax money has 
already been spent to keep Flozelle locked up?  Then let Arnold know!
Demand that he reconsider his decision!  Demand that he release lifers when 
the parole board says they should go home!  Call or write to:



Office of the Governor

Legal Affairs Secretary

State Capitol

Sacramento, CA 95814

916-445-0873 ~ 916-323-0935 (fax)



**For more info about Flozelle, go to www.freebatteredwomen.org or call 
415-255-7036 ext. 309**





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