Righting a Wrong
Rowena Crosbie is a member of EO Iowa and president of Tero International, Inc.
How do you handle your mistakes? What do you do when you discover a mistake made by someone else? It is easy to do right when choices are clear, when they are simple. But what happens when situations are complex, when values collide or when mistakes happen? What do you do then? Do you stand by your principles?
“I have no anger towards Judge Aspen at all … He wrote a beautiful letter for me to the president of the United States. It means a whole lot to me, that letting me know that he was giving me the opportunity that he couldn’t have gave me the first time, this time. I would actually thank him for giving me a second chance at life.”
Alton Mills made these remarks when asked to comment about the U.S. federal judge who had sentenced him to a mandatory life sentence in prison for federal cocaine violations. After serving 22 years, Alton Mills’ life sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama.