Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thoughts and Prayers

As many of my readers know, I have a son with Aspergers Syndrome who will be 26 years old this December, his name is Adam. Adam hasn't had an easy go of it over the last few years and yet, he works hard and enjoys life as much as he can. Adam was married on April 29th to wonderful Katie and they have a little girl named Jeannie.

Adam is on probation and has been for over 2 years now and I have often lamented on my blog about the frustrations he has experienced. However, the entire time he was in prison, he was a model prisoner and for the past 27 months he has been a model probationer. He stays out of trouble, trys to stay employed and pay his fines, but if you think the economy is tough and jobs are hard to find, try finding one when you have to say you are a felon.

In January, Adams probation officer told us if Adam would catch up his probation fee's he would put in a request to have him released from probation early (he is on unsupervised probation now) and nothing was done.

Now, my mom has been diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer and I am going through back surgery in June and we are trying to get Adam and his family closer to us where he and Katie could find a job, the transit system is on time and reliable and rent is cheap without the cockroaches and crack addicts.

Today, Adam once again paid up his probation fees and once again his probation officer states he will put Adam in for early release and yet...he ends it wil, 'but this takes time.' The other person on Adams case did no prison time, less than 24 hours in jail and requested and was released early from probation in less than a months time and her crime was reduced to a misdemeanor.

Sometimes, life SUCKS! But you roll with it and move forward.

I am requesting that anyone who reads this say a prayer for Adam and ask that the judge find favor with him and allows him to move on with his life.

I have said this over and over again, unless you know the proscecution has concrete evidence against you or someone you love, never ever ever take a plea bargain, push for a trial!

Just say a prayer, I would appreciate it!


Lynn said...

Hi Jean,
I know you're not feeling well so I'll make this short. Lets just get a couple of facts straight. As "The Other Person" on Adam's case, let me just say that you were right on the fact that I did no prison time, less than 24 hours in jail, and requested early release from probation. But, I was on probation for longer than just a month. I was on Probation for 1 1/2 years. Probably not enough by your standards. I was paying every month to probation. Taking parenting classes. Random UAs. Went to Tech school and graduated with honors. Held the same job for 3 1/2 years. I was convicted with a class 6 undesignated felony. I'm sure you know what that means. But, yeah, now it's a misdemeanor.

By the end of 2007, 3 years after her being "Legally Kidnapped" by the State of Arizona, I got my daughter back. Broken and abused by multiple foster homes. By abused, I mean Physically, Emotionally, and yes, Sexually. At 6 years old she has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, add/adhd, and odd.

Believe it or not, I felt and kinda still do feel extremely bad for Adam. I know he went through hell. I did too. The years and roller coaster rides with the Legal system in Arizona took its toll. I honestly believed, and truth be told still do believe, that it wasn't just Adam who may have done something, but Janice Hicks (the daycare lady and the woman who got this crap train moving) who was also injuring my daughter. No thanks to Avondale Police Department or C.P.S to get Janice brought up on some charges. I believe that Adam's sentence would have been shortened, had it not been due to sloppy police work, and case workers who think you're guilty before being proven innocent.

I am sorry for this not so short note, but it had to be said. There is obviously more to the story. Whenever you want to hear my side, let me know.

Congrats to Adam on his marriage and daughter. She is beautiful. Jonathan looks great with his new ears. I hope you start feeling better. Let your back rest and it will heal.

God Bless You and Your Family

Rannyjean said...

Sara...if you want to open up to me for whatever reason, you can Email me. But please, stop lurking in the shadows and leaving comments without leaving a way for me to respond back! This walk wasn't easy for anyone of have no idea what our family went through or has been through. My prayers have always been with your daughter, everyday & CPS didn't just trash her life, they trashed all of those involved in this and anyone else they get near! If you want to discuss more...cowboy up and leave a valid blog isn't the place for this!