Write the Governor

2017 has been an incredibly difficult year for Ky.  On January 20th, Inauguration Day, Ky’s request for parole was denied. On February 22nd Ky was removed from his dorm and placed in Solitary confinement for a MONTH to await transfer to Sumter County Ga. for a sentence modification hearing.  On March 222nd, Ky was transferred to Sumter County for a 10-minute hearing. We hoped that they would reduce Ky’s time to match the Involuntary Manslaughter plea deal that he signed.  Instead, the state changed Ky’s charge to Voluntary Manslaughter to fit the 20-year sentence, citing a “clerical error” in paper work. We have exhausted all of our options and are now taking Ky’s case to the Governor of Georgia.  Below is an excerpt of a letter from Ky requesting our help:

 Don’t Write Me, Write the Governor!

Hello Everyone,

…By now,  word of the recent parole decision has spread.  They do not want me to be released until July 2021, but I will continue to push for my freedom. With this being said, I hope to continually be active with all who would like to continue writing me. However, if you are thinking about writing me, PLEASE, write Governor Nathan Deal first…  I’m asking that anyone who thinks I should be out, write to the people who are in a position of power. Flood their mail boxes with letters.  Sign my petition and make Governor Deal aware of the injustices that have happened and are still happening in his state.  As much I love receiving mail from everyone, it would mean so much more if your time, resources, and stamps were used to help me gain my freedom…

Words of Ky P

Click on the image to sign the petition for Ky’s release.

We are asking that everyone participate in our Write the Governor Campaign from now until the end of 2017.  You can do this by signing our Petition to the Governor requesting Ky’s release and by writing a letter to the Governor, privately or in a group letter writing event.

If you are writing a personal letter, please be sure to include the following:

  • Ky’s full name, GDC #, and facility  – Kenyota Peterson (1000961001), Pulaski State Prison
  • Facts and information that you feel the governor needs to address regarding Ky’s Case and why he should be released.
  • Your name (optional) and a return address.

While we prefer personal letters, some folks might not know what to say,  click the link below for a downloadable copy of a sample letter:

To Governor Nathan Deal, requesting assistance in the release of Ky Peterson

Please send all letters to :

Governor Nathan Deal
Office of the Governor
206 Washington Street
111 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

* ALL LETTERS SHOULD HAVE A RETURN ADDRESS. IF YOU ARE PARTICIPATING IN A LETTER WRITING EVENT, PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE  YOUR RETURN ADDRESS ON THE ENVELOPE  OR BENEATH YOUR SIGNATURE ON THE LETTER.  OTHERWISE, THESE LETTERS MAY BE CONSIDERED “CHAIN OR JUNK” MAIL AND DESTROYED.

 

 

 

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