End Prison Honor Program That Allowed Prisoners to Escape

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Target: Carl Heastie, Speaker of the New York State Assembly

Goal: End the prison honor program that aided in the escape of two murderers from a New York prison.

A manhunt for two murderers, David Sweat and Richard Matt, who escaped from a New York prison using stolen power tools and by manipulating prison employees has finally come to an end after three weeks. Authorities are investigating all of the elements that led up to the prisoners escape, but a major factor to blame is an honor program that the murderers were enrolled in for good behavior.

The program allows prisoners special privileges like being able to roam freely without being confined to their cells. This, coupled with the program’s ability to give the prisoners access to power tools to fix some issues in their own cells, were major parts to blame for the escape.

Sweat was serving a sentence of life without parole for killing a sheriff’s deputy, and Matt was serving 25 years to life for killing and dismembering his former boss. The escape has made many Americans feel unsafe and has cost taxpayer dollars to attempt to capture the prisoners, so this kind of debacle should not be allowed to happen ever again. Urge officials to end the honor program that enabled these dangerous murderers to escape.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Carl Heastie,

A manhunt for two murderers, David Sweat and Richard Matt, who escaped from a New York prison using stolen power tools is being investigated, but it’s evident a major factor to blame is an honor program that the murderers were enrolled in for good behavior.

With this program, the prisoners were able to roam freely without being confined to their cells and had access to power tools to fix some issues in their own cells. The escape has made many Americans feel unsafe and has cost taxpayer dollars to attempt to capture the prisoners, so this kind of debacle should not be allowed to happen ever again. I urge you to end the honor program that enabled these dangerous murderers to escape.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Bob Jagendorf

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One Comment

  1. Robert Ortiz says:

    Some people just can never be trusted no matter the circumstances and no matter how good they might appear to be behaving. Many times it’s just an act to curry favors or privileges.

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