Personhood USA: Free Justina Coalition calls for Justina's release before Father's Day

Jun 13, 2014, 15:38 ET from Personhood USA

BOSTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Free Justina Coalition calls upon Judge Joseph Johnston to release Justina before Father's Day. If she remains in state custody, it will be the second Father's Day she has spent away from home.

Reverend Patrick Mahoney, family spokesperson for the Pelletiers, asks, "Why has Judge Johnston not issued his order to release Justina? The Pelletiers have completed all requirements of the reunification plan and DCF has called for dismissal of the case against the Pelletiers. There is no reason for further delay: send Justina home before Father's Day!"

"I met with Justina yesterday," continued Mahoney. "Her first question to me was 'Can I go home for Father's Day?' Even Justina's court-appointed attorney has called for Justina to return home, so why is Justina still in state custody?"

Earlier this year on Mother's Day, Massachusetts DCF denied visitation from Justina's mother Linda Pelletier, after a request was submitted by Pelletier family attorneys.

Advocates for Justina Pelletier are concerned that the State of Massachusetts has denied her rights and dignity as a person for the past 16 months. Her family and allies continue to call upon authorities for her immediate release. 

SOURCE Personhood USA