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Friday, May 2, 2008

People Are Siding With Former Michigan Inmate-Turned-Mother Being Hounded by the State

Yesterday's report of a 53-year-old mother named Susan LeFevre (who assumed an identity as Marie Walsh) living in Santee, California who was arrested for fleeing the State of Michigan 32 years ago after having served time in the state for a year on a 20-year sentence for allegedly dealing heroin has been an outrage. It is an outrage because this woman has never aggressed against any individual, never committed theft, and never committed destruction of another individual's property.

The Saginaw-Area News noted the following:

LeFevre said she agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy and violation of drug laws in hopes of winning leniency, but received the maximum sentence of 10 to 20years.

Of course, since the reporting of this story, the public has increasingly swarmed to LeFevre's side, except that not everyone is sympathetic to her.

According to a piece in the Detroit Free Press:

If Susan Lefevre has managed to stay out of trouble in the 32 years since her escape from a women's prison in Northville Township, that's proof she is rehabilitated and she should be freed, according to many Free Press readers who contacted the paper via e-mail, telephone or posted their views on

'I just can't believe Michigan's going after her,' said John Paul, 58, of Plymouth. 'This woman has rehabilitated herself and saved the taxpayers money.'

Lefevre, 53, was sentenced to serve 10 to 20 years in prison in February 1975 after being convicted of conspiracy to violate drug laws and violation of drug laws. She escaped a year later.

According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Lefevre had been living what appeared to be a law-abiding life under the name Marie Walsh as a married mother of three in California.

Subhash Kapur, 60, of Bloomfield Hills said he was so upset by the Lefevre story that he wrote a letter to Gov. Jennifer Granholm asking that Lefevre be pardoned.

'I was just very, very disturbed about it,' he said. 'I never wrote a letter to anybody, but this really bothered me.'

While I am pleased that many of the people who followed up on the story urged Governor Granholm to pardon Susan LeFevre, it is still distressing that the collectivistic, vile, and heartless scumbags who happen to be the state law enforcement officials and bureaucrats want to lock this woman away for 20 years of her life, taking away the life that she has made for herself and her family. If she had remained in that hellhole they call the Detroit House of Corrections, she would have not lived through it because of its well-known violent, gang-populated prison environment.

This isn't done to show that she "made a horrible mistake" or show that she "committed a horrible, evil crime." This is all done to make an example of a woman, just to send a message to all of us that we all must be herded like cattle so that the state can rule over us anytime, any day of the week.

That's what this evil is all about.


Anonymous said...

Leave ot to the private sector of society to rehabilitate...Certainly Susan would not have any kind of life in Michigan prisons. I am appauled that sentence was so severe!!
Laws need to be changed...The Prosecutors need to cool...Where is the common sense? THe punishment diesnt fit the crime. Im glad for Marie she escaped from the hellhole of prison. She had to in order to survive. check out to show your support and sign the Petition to gice a message to Governor Jennifer Granholm.