Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sally Kruzan needs our support now; here's how to stand with her in her fight for freedom and justice

Sara was awarded the honor of “Woman of the Year” for the Honor Dorm and was selected for this honor by a vote of the prison guards. The award reads: “We commend you for your dedication to the mission of the Honor Dorm. Your encouragement, positive attitude and friendship to your peers shows that you are a positive link to a successful future. You stand as an inspiration to all. We thank you.”


More information about this video and this case is below.

Hello, A.R.P. followers and readers. I could use your help in spreading the word about the immediate call to humane people to support the freedom of Sara Kruzan from prison so she doesn't spend the rest of her life behind bars.

I just got this email from a colleague and am posting all the information he sent to me below:


Hi Julian,


I noticed that a while back you wrote an article [linked to *here*] about the case of Sara Kruzan. In case you haven't heard, Sara is now up for resentencing and needs letters of support for her release. I thought you might be interested in publicizing this among your readers. Letters need to be sent by June 30th and should be sent to kimdeanne@freesarakruzan.org


Letters should be in the BODY of the email only, no attachments. Letters should detail any or all of the following:


Why you support Sara's freedom
Why you feel she is no longer a threat to society
How you feel Sara will be able to contribute to society
How Sara made an impact in your life, your children's lives, etc.


If released, Sara plans to start a non-profit dedicated to helping child victims of sex trafficking throughout the world. A link to Sara's video can be found here:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR7mno6p9iQ

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I also got this information about Sara's efforts by the email:

It goes into detail about her life and also about the amazing transformation she's made.  Here's one nugget:

Most recently, Sara was awarded the honor of “Woman of the Year”
for the Honor Dorm and was selected for this honor by a vote of the prison
guards. The award reads: “We commend you for your dedication to the
mission of the Honor Dorm. Your encouragement, positive attitude and
friendship to your peers shows that you are a positive link to a successful
future. You stand as an inspiration to all. We thank you.”
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See also this, from YouTube:
josephvbui February 28, 2009 — Why we should ban life without parole for juveniles

Check out the following link for more information:
http://www.youthlaw.org/press_room/vi...

Join the "FREE SARA KRUZAN" Facebook group!
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/gro...

Sign the Petition to Free Sara Kruzan Today:
http://media.causes.com/651929?p_id=7...

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT FOR THE DEAF/HEARING IMPAIRED:

In school, I excelled. I was on the honor roll, the principal's honor roll. I was an overachiever. I ran track. I ran for student body president.

I wrote a book on drugs and it's effects and I won a young author award.

G.G. would start to take me or my little friends to rollerskating or to the mall. He was like a father-figure.

G.G. was there ... sometimes. And he would talk to me and take me out and give me all of these lavish gifts or do all these things for me. And he would tell me "sex wise, you don't know need to give it up for free." He would try and put in my head all of these different things and how men really think and how men are. So, I would believe him.

He had sex with me when I was 13 and um, he's a very ... he uses his "manhood" to hurt ... like break you in, I guess.

G.G.'s hours were from 6pm to about 5:30 or 6 in the morning. The girls would bring their money and give it to him. He was like married to all of us, I guess... This is just how they do.

Everything, everything was his.

The judge sat up there and I remember my lawyer saying that he wanted to ask for me to be sentenced as a juvenile since YA (Youth Authority) had found me immunable and susceptible to the treatment. Um, but the judge said that because of my crime, that it was well-thought out, I deserved life without...

That means, I'm going to die here.

I definitely know I deserve punishment. I mean, you don't just take someone's life and think it's okay.

So yes, I definitely deserve punishment. How much? I don't know. Everyday is something that is not going to ever go away.

I'm very sorry to take his life like that.

I've always tried to educate myself though... in far as reading books and things like that. I didn't think I could excel. Who wants to excel in prison? I mean, be all you can be is not much.

My guess is my little heart would tell me that I was worth more.

My judge had told me I lacked moral scruples and I understand that. I had no clue what morals were and no clue what scruples meant. So I had to find that in the dictionary and put the two together. So "integrity" and "honesty" and all of these things i needed to learn. I went ahead and started to build this.

At a parole building, I would want to tell them that first of all, I have learned what moral scruples are. Second, everyday is a challenge and i realize that i found an ability to believe in myself and i have a lot of good to offer.

Now, the person i am today, at 29, I believe I could set a positive example.

I'm very determined to show that no matter what you've done or what you've come from or what you've experienced in life, it's up to you to change.

Many thanks

2 comments:

Miss Andrist said...

Julian,

Posted on IBTP -> FB. This should go to Change.org if it's not already there, as well.

-Miss Andrist

Julian Real said...

Hi Miss Andrist!

I checked Change.org and they had some 2009 news on her case but nothing very recent at all so I've sent them the more recent information.

Thank you for the suggestion.