Regarding: I provided testimony to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee-Daniel S. Jason and a 45 year sentence with no parole
Executive Director:Mary Gilberti
CC: Ron Honberg:
My non-violent son has been sentenced to 45 years in prison. He has already been in jail and prisons since 2007. The Judge recommended he be given no parole. This is for two voice messages and 16 emails in 2012. Many people consider Daniel to be the poster child for the Criminalization of Asperger Syndrome and Mental Illness. You will be both judged for the silence NAMI has presented itself in my son’s matters and others like him who are incarcerated. The mentally ill person in jail has no chance. It is inexcusable and unconscionable. He represents many others in the criminal justice system.
The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) is a Federal advisory committee that coordinates all efforts within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) concerning autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Through its inclusion of both Federal and public members, the IACC helps to ensure that a wide range of ideas and perspectives are represented and discussed in a public forum. What follows is my testimony. I have also included an Appeal to the Iowa Supreme Court. I await any response. The NAMI policy statement clearly just seems to be a bunch of empty words when it comes to criminal justice.