National Board of Directors
Eddie 'Malijah' Gee #196523, Chairman
Dwight Henley #246521, Executive Secretary
Raymond "Chuck" Walen #171194, Legal Affairs Director
Tyron Reyes #266511, Internal Affairs Director
Sybil Padgett #325532, External State Director
Joshua Puckett #250645, Director of Relations with TARP
Donald Corbin Bey #136518, Director
John Halcomb #191295, Director
Titus Willis #190961, Honorary Director
Ludale Jones #190968, National Board Administrator
Jawan Hayes #426663, National Board Administrator
I was 20 years old in 2002, when I participated in the assault which led to the murder of man in his back yard. The incident was centered around the man being abusive towards his wife. Like most adolescents I didn't weigh the ramifications of my actions. What supposed to be a beat down led to a man losing his life.
Prior to this horrible event I was student at Marygrove College. I also was employed at a hospice care facility. Since my incarceration I have attend college to advance my education and obtained a degree. I have maintained employment and has taken numerous self help programs and classes. I currently sit on the board of various civic organizations inside the facility. I am also a facilitator in the biggest self help program (Chance for Life) in the State of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Corrections.
I have worked with the youth and participated in two of the dog training programs allowed by the MDOC. I currently work with and monitors prisoners who are on suicide watch.
With the help of the programs such National Lifers of America and Chance for Life. Staff calls me a role model for other prisoners and have written letters for me in hopes to obtaining a commutation some day. I am 42 years old and accepts full responsibility for my actions and is seeking forgiveness and redemption. I have a supportive family, housing and employment waiting on me.
Sunday December 23, 2018 Michigan's Governor The Honorable Rick Snyder stated in the Detroit Free Press in regards to his pardons and commutating sentences of men and women.
"We are defined not by our mistakes, but how we then go on to live our lives. America is a country of second chances, and we need to make sure of that fundamental value is reflected not just in the pardon process, but also in our laws so that everyone, whether immigrant or citizen, has the chance to move on from the past and contribute to our shared future"
I am seeking three things with this letter.
1. Forgiveness for my actions2. Grace and Mercy3. A Second Chance at life.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.
God BlessJawan Hayes