As a person who was a victim of a crime, where two people in our group were
killed by a man "known to the police", there is this question: Is it
not the purpose of a parole hearing to determine if the person has amended their
life, and is sorry for the crime they committed? From news reports,
the woman's refusal to attend her own hearing, and that she still believes
her husband's actions against the victim were his way of choosing a second
wife, means that Barzee has neither amended her life, nor is sorry for the
suffering brought on the victim or her family, however, whether her opinion is
caused by mental illness or is of her own conscious decision is not entirely
known. From what I'm reading as outlined in the plea agreement
her prison time has ended, but is still confined to a mental hospital for her
own safety, and for the safety of the victim and the community. There's more to this outcome than just saying "it's her right to
be released" - it's also the right of the victim and her family to live
without fear of retaliation from this woman or her husband.
The fact she refused to attend her parole hearing. Speaks volumes.
@Weston"By the time she gets out she'll be 76 or 77, and
without assets or family support. She'll live out her remaining days in a
homeless shelter or on the street. That may be even worse than a life
sentence."Doesn't matter. It's not up to the justice
system to determine that. If she has served her sentence, she should be
released, period. Keeping her in prison longer is a crime against the
Ms. Barzee is certainly mentally ill and needs to be in an environment that is
both safe for her and society at large. Unfortunately she is one of the lucky
ones. If these individuals haven’t been convicted of a crime, most end
up wasting away on the streets because they are unable to work and end up
getting kicked out of the subsidized housing system due to their unwillingness
or inability to conform to the rules of these places. Psychological help for
these individuals is scarce at best and due to the stigma associated with it,
many people refuse help for these conditions. It is profoundly tragic that
these individuals have to devolve to being a danger to society before they can
be put in an environment that is both safe for them and the care they so
desperately need is available. I wish they didn’t have to devolve to this
dismal condition before they get the care they so desperately need. I
don’t know what is worse, lack of mental health of these people, or the
busted system in place to deal with it.
By the time she gets out she'll be 76 or 77, and without assets or family
support. She'll live out her remaining days in a homeless shelter or on
the street. That may be even worse than a life sentence.
She is housed and locked up in the Utah Mental Health Hospital not in the Utah
Prison. She could never contribute to society and would probably live on the
street if released.
Denied parole? Good.
Sounds like a form of "double jeopardy."She served her 15 years,
she should be released. That's it.You can't invent a reason
after the fact for keeping someone there longer than their sentence, that's
wrong, that's not following the law.
She should never, ever come out of prison. It should be her 'final