To the Parole board:

I think a year is enough. My behavior, although not exemplary, has been compliant with your demands. Limited written contact, no face to face and no contact with extraneous others.

I have kept my distance. Difficult at first, I will admit, but gradually it became easier.

I think it is reasonable to expect the board to consider the circumstances. I think it is better for all parties to move on. I'm not holding a grudge. Ok, I'm not holding a large grudge. I'm willing to forgive the officers if the officers are willing to forgive me.

Let me go. I am ready to be let go of.