Just a quick note for those who check in here from time to time to find out what’s happening with Duc.
I am so happy to report that Duc’s parole hearing ended today with the recommendation that he be released in five months.
It’s about time!
The decision still has to be agreed to by the whole Board and by Jerry Brown, but we don’t anticipate any glitch there.
[Update: I realize a number of people have ended up at this post without finding the further information so it finally occurred to me now (May 2014) to add this note: Duc was released to housing with the Amity Foundation in downtown LA where he was hired to lead seminars for other men on release and also took on the responsibility for lining up housing and services for prisoners eligible for release after the barbaric Three Strikes law was amended. It’s a huge job that keeps him very busy and after a short while, Stanford University’s Three Strikes Project became his direct employer though he remains in residence at Amity. He is a remarkable man!]
And many thanks, as always, to Leslie Neale who has been an enduring support to Duc ever since she featured his story in her documentary, Juvies.
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And I’ll be reporting soon about her new documentary, Unlikely Friends, about the healing relationships that have grown between violent perpetrators and their victims.
Tickets for the screening on April 27th in Los Angeles to benefit the Amity Foundation can be purchased by clicking here.