Though she takes responsibility for her crime, Gypsy Rose Blanchard still thinks her prison sentence was a little harsh. Considering the fact that her family worries that it was a kill-or-be-killed situation, it’s easy to see where she’s coming from. The Blanchards also believe that their daughter is “not a threat to society” and are petitioning for her early release. But Rod Blanchard and his wife, Kristy Blanchard, are not the only ones asking fans for their support. Despite being behind bars, Gypsy is speaking for herself, too. In an email exclusively shared with In Touch, the 27-year-old is asking her supporters to write letters on her behalf.
“Hello friends and supporters,” she opens in the email. “I appreciate the continued encouragement throughout my prison sentence. Many of y’all have signed the Free Gypsy Blanchard Petition created by my father, Rod Blanchard. Now, I must ask a favor.” She’s reaching out to all those who believe that she’s served enough time in prison and asking them to join their voices with those of her family so that she can get the Missouri governor’s attention.
“I am respectfully asking all who wish me an early release to please aid my father in his efforts for my freedom, and write a letter expressing support for my early release to either the Missouri State Governor, Michael L. Parson, and/or the Division of the Missouri State Board of Probation and Parole,” she continued. “I am scheduled for a parole hearing in December of 2021. However, any and all letters of support are helpful. Please remember to add my first and last name and DOC# in the letter. Thank you,” she wrote, adding a smiley face and signing her name as “GypsyRose Blanchard.”
If you’re interested in helping support Gypsy, you can send a letter of your own, referencing inmate “Gypsy Blancharde” and her inmate number, #1302048. The Missouri governor’s website lists his mailing address as a P.O. box on the state website. The Missouri Department of Corrections lists an email address where they can be reached for probation and parole inquiries. You can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line, “P&P Inquiry.” If you want to write to Governor Michael Parson, you can use the address below:
Office of Governor Michael L. Parson
P.O. Box 720
Jefferson City, MO 65102
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