IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 1, 2007
JOANNE WARWICK, PLAINTIFF,
CALIFORNIA PAROLE ADVOCACY PROGRAM (CALPAP), RICK HEYER, MARY SWANSON, PAUL LACY, J.D. STOKES, PATRICIA MILLER, CLAUDIA BELSHAW, DAVID ROMERO, MIKE MILLER, RICK WININISTORFER, DOES 1 THROUGH 25, INCLUSIVE DEFENDANTS.
Plaintiff's Request to Withdraw Complaint
Prior to making this request, Plaintiff would like to state for the record that this case is about the independence of parolee defense counsel. If a parolee defense attorney can be terminated on a pretext with no due process then the due process rights of the parolees are also violated. This is a matter of public concern given the current prison over-crowding crisis in California, which is in large part due to the very high 70% revocation rate of parolees. The parolees and the public would be best served by truly independent defense counsel who are free to advocate for the due process rights of parolees and for alternative programming and/or sanctions in lieu of costly incarceration in appropriate cases, of which there are many. We cannot incarcerate ourselves out of society's problems. California's high parolee recidivism rate and prison over-crowding crisis are proof of that.
Plaintiff wishes to inform the Court that today, October 1, 2007, she did comply with the Court's Order Regarding E-Filing dated September 17, 2007 by registering as an e-filer.
This is not a frivolous suit by any means, however due to a number of reasons, including my current state of health, Plaintiff respectfully requests to withdraw the complaint in this case.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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