Thursday, October 27, 2011

 

Please Help Release A Dying Man From Prison



By Kat Brady 

I have been quietly working with an attorney on a compassionate release for DELBERT WAKINEKONA, who has been in prison for more than 40 years. Delbert has stage 4 liver cancer and is not expected to live very long. His records have been reviewed by a world renowned physician and his prognosis is dim.

I learned yesterday that Delbert was taken to the infirmary at Halawa and today I received an e-mail (I have not had time to verify) that he is on a morphine drip. Delbert is dying and he is alone. Please send him some aloha to ease his pain.

I met Delbert when I was in AZ in 2007. He’s a gentle and small-framed Hawaiian man with long white hair and a long white beard. He is soft-spoken and extremely humble. He is surprised that people care about him. Delbert has been a model prisoner for decades. Certainly 40 years is more than enough and it is just plain mean to keep a dying man locked up.

This has been going on for 5 months now and between Public Safety and Hawai`i Paroling Authority (HPA)   I can only say that I am appalled and disgusted by the lack of humanity that has been shown to a suffering human being.

The process is now in the hands of HPA.

REQUEST: There is going to be a

PEACEFUL VIGIL FOR DELBERT’S RELEASE
Monday, October 31, 2011
Hawai`i Paroling Authority Sidewalk
1177 Alakea Street
(corner of Alakea & Beretania)
4:00 p.m.
Please join us



Comments:

Love you, Kat, but your plea would generate more urgency if you told us what Mr. Wakinekona is in for. 40 years IS a long time. 40 years not having been paroled IS a long time. Both suggest that he did something REALLY bad or that he is getting really screwed. If he raped and killed a little kid, for example, maybe "40 years is [NOT] more than enough and it is [NOT] just plain mean to keep a dying man locked up." After all, did he show the same compassion to his victim? If he was a drug/property offender, even a repeat one, I TOTALLY agree that "40 years is more than enough and it is just plain mean to keep a dying man locked up."

I'd like to know which one before I decide whether to join. And I'm a little disappointed that you make no mention of the ofense for which he was incarcerated. It matters. To me. At least.
 


why are any of you worried of what he did..it was his past i'm sure he changed. what more can he do!!he is dying all he wants is to spend time with all his loved ones before he goes!it doesn't matter what crime he did,as long as he gets to be with his family,because he missed 41years of ohana time.May the lord be with him and i pray that he has excepted christ as his lord and savior!!and im very glad to hear that he is NOT LOCK UP NO MORE!!
 


He was supposed to a life sentence for murder. I'm sure the family of his victim would have liked to see him serve that sentence.
 

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