We Remember Eric
YOU Can Help!

How YOU Can Help

The next parole hearing for Wideman is scheduled for June 14th, 2018. It is critically important that a much larger group than Eric’s immediate family speak out and be heard in order to convince the parole board to keep this murderer in prison.

YOU CAN HELP by writing a letter to the parole board. Prior to the sentencing in 1988, a large number of friends, family and colleagues wrote individual letters to the judge pleading with him to recommend that Wideman never be paroled. After the sentencing, the judge told us how much he appreciated all of the letters and how meaningful they were to him.

In the previous years, a total of more than 1,000 letters have been submitted to the Board, pleading with them to deny Wideman parole. The Board members have told us that they read them all and have been moved by what was written.  

We would greatly appreciate your help by writing a letter to the Board.  In order to be certain that the Board will have time to read them all, your letter needs to be in our hands no later than June 4, 2018.

Guidelines and Suggestions

Your letter should be personal and express your feelings.

If you have personal recollections of Eric, please share them. You can also

convey the impact his loss has had on you and your knowledge of how it

has affected us.

If your knowledge of Eric is only through us, focus on what you feel about

our loss and how you feel it has affected us as individuals and as a family.

You can speak about how a murderer who could commit such a heinous,

callous crime, and who has a history of violent behavior should never, ever

be allowed back into society.

The specifics of what you write are totally up to you, but your letter should

definitely express strongly that Wideman be kept in prison where he belongs.


Writing the Letters

There are a number of ways that you can write your letters. Regardless

of which method you choose, please send the letters directly to us and

not to Arizona. That way we can compile a complete package containing

everyone’s letters and send it to the parole board, which will give the

individual letters significantly more impact.

Please do one of the following:

     · Write your letter on a computer and then email it to us as an attachment

     · Create the letter directly in an email and send it to us

     · Handwrite or type a letter and mail it to us

The letter should include your name and address in the letterhead or


If you do not want your name and/or address to appear on your letter when we submit the package of letters to the parole board, please let us know and we will redact the information before submitting it to the board.

The letter must reference Jacob Wideman by name and include his ADC

(Arizona Dept of Corrections) #070340.

Even though you are sending your letter to us, it should be addressed to

the parole board as follows:

Dr. C.T. Wright


Arizona Board of Executive Clemency

1645 West Jefferson, Suite 101

Phoenix, AZ 85007-3000

Please remember to have your letter to us by June 4, 2018, so that we can get the package of all of the letters to the Parole Board in order for them to be able to read them all prior to the hearing.