Dear Governor Abbott and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles,
We are writing regarding the urgent matter of saving a man's life. Quintin Jones is scheduled to be executed by the state of Texas on May 19, 2021. Quintin is not seeking freedom after the crime he committed, but he is a changed man, who is asking for a second chance at life. We all believe he should be given this chance.
Over his two decades on death row, Quintin has overcome the drug addiction and abuse which lead him down the path that resulted in this tragic crime. Today, his family, which is also the victim's family, has forgiven him after seeing his profound remorse. The family says that his execution will only cause them more pain and suffering.
Quintin was just 20 years old when he committed this crime. Recent neuroscientific findings show that people's brains do not reach full maturity until their mid-20s. Now, over 20 years later, he is a completely changed person. He has sought redemption for his crime, and transformed himself into a caring and compassionate person.
With the forgiveness of the victim's family, there is no reason to carry out this execution. It would be a grave injustice to cause more suffering to the victim's family, who want Quintin to have a second chance at life. We ask that you please commute Quintin's death sentence so he may continue seeking redemption in prison.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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