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Just one more word concerning the private attorney, whom was hired by the parolee, myself and two other persons, she's basically done nothing. At first, she said it was because she didn't want to "tip her hand" to the prosecutor on what she was trying to do-and wanted to wait until the day of the arraignment. But, nothing happened that day and then she said the prosecutor told her (on an aside) that he'd probably drop the charges if she got something from the parish jail stating how long he'd been incarcerated. On Aug. 19--after having been engaged for four months--she'd still not gotten the needed information and it was only after we got it ourselves and faxed it to her that she did anything. And, then we found out last week (Aug. 28) that the prosecutor, in consultation with the local D.A., had decided to not drop the charges.
I'm also convinced the judge assigned to the case and the local D.A. will do everything in their power to make sure he is returned to the state system to finish out his time. To me, this is a prejudicial bias on the judge's part and he should recuse himself.
So, as you can see, this is a difficult case to be sure. But, as a pastor, who meets weekly with this prisoner, I believe there's been a miscarriage of justice and he should be given "time served" for the 14+ months he served instead of being returned to an already overcrowded prison system.
Thanks again for your input on this.
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