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Brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers….HELP!!! This man was only 14 years old the first time he went to jail. Throughout his whole life he has never been given a chance to learn or know what its like to be a child or even live free as an adult. His influences growing up never taught him right from wrong and he was encouraged to do criminal activities from a very young age. When he was 15, he was given alcohol and drugs by other adults including a 28 year old woman. He found himself in a sexual situation, he was mentally not mature enough to handle with this older woman. She should have been charged with Statutory rape but in order for her to not get into trouble, she chose to accuse him of Sexual Assault.
Samuel was sentenced to one of the worst sentences in Colorado history after being coerced into signing a plea deal by his Public Defender Peter Menges. It was a life sentence with a minimum term of 10 years. In 2002 when Samuel was barely 15 years old, he was told by Mr. Menges that this “was the best he could do” and that if he signed the paper, he would “be out by the time he is 20”. Samuel’s Public Defender did not explain anything else to him. He just told him to sign the deal. Samuel had no idea what was going on in court or what was happening to him. E just did what he was told because he believed that his Public Defender was on his side. Currently, a suspension of Mr. Menges' law license has been imposed because of domestic violence charges and alcoholism. The DA on his case was Bonnie Benedetti who was known for caring more about getting a checkmark in her win column than she was about the truth getting out and doing the right thing. She has been accused in the past of hiding evidence that could prove innocence of the accused.
Samuel went to adult prison when he was only 15 years old. His first few years in prison he spent at least 2 years in solitary confinement and attended classes (while still a minor) with Violent Sex Offenders that would describe in detail their crimes against children – many of these men having lesser sentences than he did. How does a system, no matter what they say he did, throw a child away to be forgotten. How does a system give men that committed multiple instances of sexual abuse have less time than a 15 year old boy that was given drugs, that was given alcohol and taken advantage of by a grown woman. This happened Twenty three years ago in Colorado and he is still in prison. He has become a slave to the Colorado prison system.
Not only has Samuel been the victim of so much injustice but to add to it. The State of Colorado has incorrectly designated him as a Sexually Violent Predator. The State of Colorado has admitted this is an error but claims they can’t do anything about it. For a system that requires you to admit to your guilt and take responsibility for what you have done, but they can’t do that themselves and take responsibility for their error and fix it? Make it make sense.
Samuel has been released in the past and has been met with just more and more injustice. He has a Parole officer that has sent him back for reasons like, visiting his daughter who just so happened to live in a “high risk” area and being in a parking lot at a shopping center where a bar was located. She has lied to make situations sound worse than what they are, she has put him in the highest level of Sex Offender therapy even though his evaluations have indicated that he is at the lowest risk possible to re-offend. She repeatedly finds loopholes and tells lies to keep him in prison. He has requested a New Parole Officer and all she did was get him assigned to her subordinate officer that she is in charge of.
The purpose of this letter is to find someone, anyone that can listen, understand and help get his story out there to anyone that will listen or can help. I don’t want any other kid to go through what he has been through and lose their lives to a system that is crooked and doesn’t care.

 
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