We Remember Eric
YOU Can Help!

How YOU Can Help

The next parole hearing for Wideman is scheduled for May 4, 2017.
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 either put this murderer back in prison, or at least keep him on home arrest for the benefit of society.

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, prior to each of the parole hearings, more than 250 letters have been submitted to the Board, pleading with them to deny Wideman parole. The Board members told us that they read them all and were moved by what was written Unfortunately, this time our plea to the Board needs to be to put him back in prison or at least keep him on home arrest.

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 April 27, 2017.

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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 put back in prison or kept on home arrest.

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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
elsewhere.

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
Chairman
Arizona Board of Executive Clemency
1645 West Jefferson, Suite 101
Phoenix, AZ 85007-3000

Emails should be sent to letters@weremembereric.org
Handwritten or typed letters should be mailed to:

We Remember Eric
PO Box 286901
New York, NY 10128

Please remember to have your letter to us no later than April 27th, 2017, 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.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP AND FOR CARING.