Pubdate: Thu, 29 Nov 2007
Source: Tampa Tribune (FL)
Copyright: 2007 The Tribune Co.
Author: John Chase


Geoff Fox's article "Pardoned Man Thankful to be With Loved Ones"
tells of Richard Paey, who finally came home from prison. He  mentions
the help he got from FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) and
TNC (The November Coalition). Let me spread the credit.

First, Paey himself, with his keen sense of justice. Second, Linda
Paey,who continued to support her husband despite the disapproval of
both families. Third, the in-your-face activism of Siobhan Reynolds,
founder of www.painreliefnetwork, and of Nora Callahan, founder of ( Those two women,
especially Reynolds, took Richard's story to the national media and
connected Linda with expert legal counsel. Bob Batey, Stetson law
professor, leads the local FAMM chapter that meets each month in the
Tampa Stetson Law School.Then came Dan Ruth's pithy columns; then came
letters, phone calls, emails, post cards and faxes of ordinary people
moved by the facts and their sense of fairness. Is this the end of the
Paey story? I hope not.

John Chase, Palm Harbor, FL
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