One Small Victory

Today I received a phone call from my connection at the NY State Police Department about *Mr. Smith. 
I don't know if you remember but *Mr. Smith is due to be released from prison in April of 2011. 

At that time, he will be a free man. 

I mean, truly a free man.

No parole. 

No probation. 

No restraining orders.

A free man!

Some of them being not like that idea. These are the people who have been involved in his case or who have been lucky enough to come in contact with him over the last 19 years. 

They know that he is not rehabilitated.

But what can they do?!?

They made the decision to attempt to have him civilly confined. What that means is, if a prisoner exhibits a mental illness that might increase his probability to commit another dangerous crime, then he can be confined to a mental health facility even after his prison sentence has been served.

Of course,some people think this is a violation of the prisoner's constitutional rights, therefore, it is a little controversial.

*Mr. Smith has been preparing all summer for this trial. It has been postponed at least twice and canceled once as well. But today...he finally stood trial to determine whether or not he should be civilly confined and the jury said...

Y E S !





(another somersault)

(lots of screaming and a few tears of relief and joy)

One small victory!

Jurney Eve


  1. This is great news. I would call it a huge victory.

  2. Wow! I am sooooo happy for you. I felt this huge since of relief for you and your family. Go celebrate!