Please note: Although, former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger commuted Sara's sentence last year by reducing Sara's sentence to Life w/Parole. We are asking Governor Brown for Clemency. Sara has served more than enough time.
Sara Kruzan, now 31. She was raised in Riverside by her abusive, drug-addicted mother. Sara met her father only three times in her life because he was in prison.
Since the age of 9, Sara suffered from severe depression for which she was hospitalized several times. At the age of 11, she met a 31-year-old man named G.G. who molested her and began grooming her to become a prostitute. At age 13, she began working as a child prostitute for G.G. and was repeatedly molested by him. At age 16, Sara was convicted of killing him. She was sentenced to prison for the rest of her life despite her background and a finding by the California Youth Authority that she was amendable to treatment offered in the juvenile system. Life without parole means absolutely no opportunity for release, said Senator Yee (of California). It also means minors are often left without access to programs and rehabilitative services while in prison. This sentence was created for the worst of criminals that have no possibility of reform and it is not a humane way to handle children. While the crimes they committed caused undeniable suffering, these youth offenders are not the worst of the worst.
THROUGHOUT THE 16 YEARS OF HER INCARCERATION SARA HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO THINK ABOUT HER LIFE AND WHAT SHE COULD DO TO CHANGE IT. SHE HAS GROWN INTO A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMEN WHO HAS GOALS, DREAMS AND AMBITIONS. RIGHT NOW THE BIGGEST THING FOR SARA IS WISHING, PRAYING & HOPING THAT SOMEONE WOULD TAKE A PROFOUND INTEREST INTO HER CASE SO THAT SHE CAN EVENTUALLY STEP BACK INTO SOCIETY TO BE THE PRODUCTIVE WOMEN THAT SHE IS VERY MUCH CAPABLE OF BEING. ONLY GOD HAS BROUGHT SARA TO THIS POINT IN HER LIFE AND NO MATTER WHAT THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL FOR HER.
I'M DEDICATED TO ADVOCATING FOR THE FREEDOM OF MY DEAREST FRIEND SARA KRUZAN, SOMEONE WHO IS VERY MUCH LIKE A SISTER TO ME. PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION AS WE FIGHT THIS INJUSTICE TO BRING SARA HOME.
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