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To support the Harrison family please use the parole opposition letter language below and send it to the California Board of Parole Hearings. On behalf of the Harrison family, we thank you for your support.

Following is the sample parole opposition letter for copy/paste/signature purposes that you can email to: BPH.CorrespondenceUnit@cdcr.ca.gov or mail to:


Board of Parole Hearing
P.O. Box 4036
Sacramento, CA 95812-4036

ATTN: Pre-Hearing Correspondence

bph.correspondenceunit@cdcr.ca.gov (mailto:bph.correspondenceunit@cdcr.ca.gov)

RE: WATTS, Phillip C. – CDCR# H-89135


Dear Chairman and Parole Board Member,


Please DO NOT grant a parole date to convicted murderer Phillip Clark Watts, CDCR# H-89135.

On August 3, 1992, Phillip Clark Watts entered the home of 82-year-old Lawrence “Hoss” Harrison for the sole purpose of robbery. Mr. Harrison was in his backyard watering when he was alerted of the intrusion by his barking dog. Watts immediately began his attack; savagely beating his victim about the face, knocking him to the ground and then demanded his money. Watts then brutally stabbed Mr. Harrison a total of 63 times (26 to his face). The elderly victim’s eyes had been gouged with the knife blinding him while he fought for his life. There were also bite marks on his back. Mr. Harrison’s injuries were so extensive that his body was grotesquely mutilated. This killer got away with $1800 in government checks/cash, clothes and tools.

It is an unthinkable crime and a terrible lack of justice that this convicted killer is entitled to a parole hearing at all. Of utmost concern today is the current administration’s agenda to empty prisons at all cost; that commitment offense is rarely considered during parole hearings. It is imperative the Board think about this murderer’s victim, 82-year-old “Hoss” Harrison. Please take into consideration Watts’ brutal, senseless and unconscionable act of violence upon him. There is something terribly wrong with an individual who displays such an uncontrollable rage toward others.

Mr. Harrison was loved by everyone who knew him. He was a kind and giving gentleman who was simply enjoying his golden years until this monster entered his life inflicting a reign of terror upon him. It is inconceivable this sweet elderly man would be subjected to such a violent end to his life. Mr. Harrison does not get a second chance to live out his golden years; he is gone forever at the hands of Phillip Watts; a taker of human life. Therefore, convicted murderer Watts does not deserve a second chance or the privilege of freedom.

Phillip Watts made a personal decision to execute an innocent and defenseless elderly man for personal/financial gain. His complete disregard for human life, sociopathic tendencies, sense of entitlement and brutality of this crime clearly indicates he is a continued threat to society, which cannot be ignored by this Board. Please support Lawrence “Hoss” Harrison’s family and friends by keeping his murderer behind bars where he belongs. Deny parole to convicted murderer, Phillip Clark Watts for the maximum time allowed by State of California law.

Thank you

 for your consideration.