Board Rejects Pardon for Kelley Williams-Bolar
The Associated Press is reporting that an Ohio parole board has recommended that the governor refuse to pardon Kelley Williams-Bolar, who was jailed for using her father's address to enroll her children in a neighboring school district.
The board said Williams-Bolar could have solved her schooling situation legitimately and was dishonest before and after her conviction.
"Ms. Williams-Bolar was faced with a no more difficult situation than any other working parent who must ensure that their children are safe during, before and after school hours in their absence," it said in its unanimous ruling. "Most parents find legitimate and legal options to address this issue. Ms. Williams-Bolar's only response was to be deceitful."
The board also rejected Williams-Bolar's arguments that her conviction harmed her future plans, noting that she has hardly made the efforts necessary to obtain a degree to teach.
Williams-Bolar had told the parole board in July that she was remorseful for lying and would do things differently if given the chance.
"I love my kids and I would have done anything for my children," an emotional Williams-Bolar told the board.
Maybe Williams-Bolar could have made wiser choices, but it's silly for officials to continue with this charade of a crime.
Read more at the Huffington Post.
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