Brenda Golden: Patricia Spottedcrow isn't free despite parole
Posted: Monday, August 27, 2012
"After fighting for justice for over a year and a half, at the end of July 2012, Patricia Spottedcrow, a young mother, thought she would finally find her way home to her children, who are now 11, 6, 4 and 3 years of age. The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board approved her parole unanimously on April 16th 2012, and the approval signed by Governor Fallin on July 19th, 2012 with the stipulation that Patricia serve120 days in a half-way house.
Spottedcrow’s case gained national, if not global, attention as the poster child of extreme sentencing by judges who go unchecked in the court systems. Her case is indicative of why Oklahoma leads the nation in locking up women and remains dominant in cases of racial discrimination toward minorities in sentencing. Ms. Spottedcrow is enrolled with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Nation and is of African American descent."
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