Wow! I thought for sure my friend had it. If you saw my friend like I do you'd be shocked too. He is a lifer who has been down for nearly 30 years. Incredibly humble. Turned his life around over 20 years ago. Devout Christian. Involved in TUMI and active in the Protestant Chapel.
I know for a fact that if he had went home, there is no way he would have reoffended. He had several job offrs lined up waiting for him and stable places to stay.
A lot of times it's hard to figure what the Governor is thinking. As men who are in prison for serious offenses, we don't really have the luxury. We just have to pick up the pieces. All we can do is exhale and continue to work on ourselves. That's what Dan is doing.
If you're interested in reading suitable but not released, Stanford University published an interesting paper Life in Limbo: An Examination of Parole Release for Prisoners Serving Life Sentences with the Possibility of Parole. To see it go to: http//www.blogs.law.stanford.edu/newsfeed/files/2011/09/SCJC_report_Parole_Release_for_Lifers.pdf.