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Please join us in supporting Judy Clark’s appeal for clemency.
After serving 30 years in prison we believe Judy Clark deserves freedom and the opportunity to rejoin society. Behind bars, Judy entered the belly of the whale, as she put it, and through the difficult work of deep atonement and self reflection found herself; she is no longer the same person who committed the crime all those years ago. Instead, Judy has become a model of wise and compassionate action in the world.
We believe her release will not only benefit Judy herself but society as a whole. Her release will also exemplify the values of rehabilitation, transformation, and forgiveness – characteristics of a just, wise, and compassionate world. The Village Zendo’s March 2012 event at Judson Memorial Church was a big success with over 145 attendees. Over 100 letters clemency letters were written and we raised about $1000 for her legal fund. Go to her website at judithclark.org for much more information, including her writing, and links to a NY Sunday Times article by Tom Robbins and a Guardian article by Eve Ensler.
We encourage everyone to write a letter to Governor Cuomo urging him to grant clemency to Judy, and we’ve provided three model letters for those who would prefer to use one of those. Please send a copy of your letter to Governor Cuomo to Judy’s lawyer at firstname.lastname@example.org