Support Second Look Legislation (Two Reasons You Should!)

Support Second Look Legislation (Two Reasons You Should!)

Why should you support Second Look legislation to tackle the issue of youth punishment in the state of Texas? Here are two reasons: LONGSTANDING GOVERNING REGULATIONS As a nation, we view those under the age of eighteen to be youth. The U.S. Supreme Court and the...

Second Chance Kids

Sherrard Owens Williams On July 22nd, 1994, I entered not only another cold world but a cold environment within the labyrinth of the Texas Penological System. I was only able to breathe for a brief period, (15 years), through the respiratory system of my own freedom...

Residue of My Past

Sherrard Owens Williams I once read some encouraging things about a guy named Edwin C. Barnes, and his desire to become a business associate of Thomas Edison. What stood out to me was how the chapter started out with Mr. Barnes climbing down from a freight train in...

Second Look Law of Parties Juvenile Offenders

Jermaine Hicks and Sherrard Owens Williams   Jermaine Hicks is 38 years old. He has been incarcerated since he was 15. He was charged with capital murder in 1994 under the Law of Parties. He was not the person who committed the act of murder in his case. Jermaine...

A Second Chance

A Second Chance By: Jermaine Hicks Prison, crime, and punishment are necessary for a civilized society but so is rehabilitation. This gives a person a chance to acknowledge their mistakes, and an opportunity to fix the problem that always affects others. In my...
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