UPDATE:  Save the Date! Please be aware that the commutation hearing has been scheduled for Thursday October 7, 2010, at 10:00 am.  It will be held at the Parole Board's central office, 12 Mercer Road, Natick, MA.  More to come...

A new petition has been filed.  Postcards are available for mailing to Governor Patrick. Please contact Dianne at 617-445-0799 or at and request postcards, which you can distribute to family and friends at church, school and various community activities.  If you want to write a support letter, urging Governor Patrick to sign the Board recommendation this time, then you should be specific, and articulate:  How do you know Arnie?  Have you written previous support letters?  Have you attended prior hearings?  Do you intend to attend the next public hearing? Will you continue to be a part of the support team during the transition period?  Please email a copy of the letter to:   (Attorney) Ed Berkin via and by postal mail to: ARNIE KING, BAY STATE CTR, BOX 73, NORFOLK MA 02056.

There�s not many people that you come across that can help you out with life situations. And that�s mainly what we�re dealing with as young teens in the community.�Salim Elijah, a teenager and member of the "City School" Program just him sharing his life story, and giving us insight, it�s really changed all of our lives.�Joel Lewis, Teenager and member of City School's Prison Empowerment Program

We believe that he would be of even more help in our community.�Massachusetts State Representative Gloria Fox, Legislative Black Caucus

Mr. King's life experience as an agent of change is a positive, constructive example that can engage and motivate some of our unreachable young Black teenagers.�The Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston, Inc.


Through Barbed Wire (6 min)
Video produced by Emerson College Students
Kyle Cramer and Allie Rosenberg

Testimonials of Arnie King (20 min) NEW!
Video by Jay Cleary and Kazi Toure


In 2004,  Arnie King received a favorable recommendation to be considered for commutation. That recommendation has not been acted upon by the Governor.



How to

1. Write a letter of support to your legislators.

2. Write a letter of support to the Governor's Office.



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Put out the Call

Come One, Come All

Hopefully this is the last time we have to call for Arnie's release.

Please join us to help make this historic event happen. He received a unanimous decision from the Parole Board last time but it appears the peoples voices did not reach the Governor's ears.

We're asking for everyone who attended before, for those who know Arnie's case, who have come to his hearings in the past to please try and make it and to bring people with you. The Parole Board heard us but not the Governor so we have to make it bigger, so big they have to let him go.

Let's get together on Friday, October 1st, to focus our thoughts and energy on Arnie's release, to plan coordination of speakers, rides, other last minute details and to schedule a meeting for after the 7th.

If you cannot make it but you're planning on speaking or need a ride please make sure we know by Friday afternoon by email or phone at. If we need to get a bus we need to know. 857.204.0072

Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, @ 7:00 PM
Community Church of Boston
Guatemala Room, 3rd Floor
565 Boylston St., Boston

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