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Here are all the clemency letters Corey’s attorney has received so far. We have less than two weeks left before his clemency hearing. Please, pass this on to everyone and flood my office with more letters. You can mail, email, or fax them to me at the following:
I’ve asked many of my friends in the past to send in letters of support for Corey who is wrongfully incarcerated in solitary confinement at Leavenworth for following a direct order to kill all military age males in an area known to be an al Qaeda training camp. Below the stack of letters I’m including another draft that you may use to help this young hero be set free. Thanks again for your help and support. J.C.
Timothy C. Parlatore, Esq.
260 Madison Avenue, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10016
RE: Corey Clagett
Below is a letter you can copy and fax. To watch Allen West speak to this important topic please click the link below:
Dear Members of the Clemency and Parole Board,
I am writing to indicate my support for Corey Clagett in his upcoming clemency hearing on June 3, 2011. After reading about Corey’s case and learning the circumstances of his incarceration, I feel a miscarriage of justice has occurred. I hope you find the arguments of Corey’s attorney, Tim Parlatore, as persuasive as I do.
First, I believe the American justice system should not punish soldiers, fighting to protect that very system, in the same way it punishes those who commit heinous crimes here within our own borders. A killing in the midst of war, particularly when following direct orders, is not the same as a premeditated murder in the United States, and the punishment should reflect this key difference.
Second, instead of being incarcerated, Corey vitally needs psychological treatment from the VA. Corey may have committed a wrong, but the four years in solitary confinement he has already served have been more than enough, and he now deserves rehabilitating treatment.
Third, as I understand it, Corey’s sentence is much longer than those who committed the crime with him, and in particular the man who ordered Corey to kill the Iraqis instead of taking them prisoner. This information came as a complete shock to me. It appears to have been brought about by a last-minute and inadequate change in legal representation. This hardly seems to be justice.
Finally, I believe that Corey should receive a lower sentence, at the very least in line with those of his peers, given his efforts from the very beginning to cooperate with the Government. Corey’s cooperation demonstrates he took responsibility for his actions.
Thank you for taking the time to read about a cause about which I care deeply. As an American who appreciates the sacrifices made on my behalf by our troops in hostile lands, I implore you to grant Corey’s clemency petition and release him.