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I am sorry to hear about this. I am providing a sample letter below. However, note that in most sentencing cases, the Court would want to hear directly from a witness testifying either for the prosecutor or the defendant before rendering their decision. Also, programs are generally run by the jail/prison services.
To the Honorable Court:
My name is ***** ***** am the defendant's mother. I am asking today that the Court would consider leniency and a specialized skills program in sentencing my son for his actions.
The Court knows the Defendant only for his bad deeds, but he has also done plenty of good in his life. (list examples) As such, I ask the Court for leniency in his sentencing.
I understand that our society demands justice, but at the same time, is not part of the reason for incarceration rehabilitation? Under this premise, I ask that the Court consider placing my son into a program to help him acquire a trade that would help him in his life, and would keep him on the straight path and away from criminal behavior.
Thank you for your consideration.
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