Friday, May 8, 2009
At the tender age of eighteen, Gerald Hankerson was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole by a judge in the State of Washington. After twenty two years of incarceration, the Seattle King County NAACP is thrilled to announce that Christine Gregoire, the governor of Washington State, has commuted Gerald's sentence. Gerald is now a free man. Gerald's release was a direct result of a community effort that was spearheaded by the Seattle King County NAACP, the churches and other social justice advocates. We will be posting more about Gerald's remarkable story on Saturday May 9th.