The Center

The Center for the Global Study of Wrongful Conviction at the University of Cincinnati College of Law was created to facilitate and enhance awareness and activism surrounding the problem of wrongful conviction of the innocent around the world.  To achieve this goal, the Center will strive to:

  • Provide content for the Wrongful Convictions Blog, the goals of which are outlined here;
  • Enhance network-building and the sharing of ideas and tools among scholars and activists, in various parts of the world, attempting to combat the scourge of wrongful conviction of the innocent;
  •  Nurture the growth of attorneys or organizations who are armed to fight wrongful convictions by appropriate means in their particular legal and political environment;
  • Assist with funding or locating funding for strategic and impactful scholarship and research on wrongful convictions in areas of the world in need of inquiry on this topic;
  • Assist with funding or locating funding for strategic and impactful international conferences on wrongful conviction.

To inquire, contact Center Director Mark Godsey

146 responses to “The Center

  1. My husband is a registered sex offender. He was falsely accused in 1984, took a plea and received 5 years probation. In 2010, he was told he was required to register. We hired an attorney and private detective to try and take his accusers back to court to clear his name. The attorney and private detective were of no help to us, and did nothing to help his case. I started researching his accusers and found many other people they and their children and their children had accused of child molestation. I also found that their stepfather had just been sentenced to 60 years for molesting one of his granddaughters(original accusers children) and I found another man(original accusers husband) who was in jail awaiting trial on the same type of charge. That man had been in jail awaiting trial for 4 years. I got in contact with his parents and his attorney. I urged them to tell him not to take a plea. The prosecution was offering 25 years if he took their plea. The day the jury was being picked this mans attorney asked me if I would speak with the prosecutor for this case. I reluctantly did. Unknown to us the prosecution offered probation at the last minute and gave him 5 minutes to decide. The attorney told him nothing about the registry for life, or the treatments for 10 years. The prosecution also told him they were trying him on the least serious case first, and that if the jury found him not guilty on that one they would then go forward with the most serious case which carried multiple life sentences. The prosecution was well aware of all the past allegations of child molestation from his accusers, and still would not drop the charges, it was clear to me at that point they are completely corrupted and so was his court appointed attorney. I was so sure that finally after all these years and all of this familys trail of destruction that they would be forced to admit it under oath, but that did not happen. Please help me stop these people and show someone who is honest in the judicial system what they have been doing for nearly 30 years, Our ultimate goal is to clear my husbands name and all the others these people have caused so much misery to for no good reason.

    • Virginia Robinson

      Cindy, my son is in the same situation. A history of the family sending men to prison based on lies. My son was the second of four who have been wrongfully convicted and sent to prison. (The woman dropped the charges against one man when he bought her a new pickup, and would have dropped the charges against my son if I had given her an acre of land and a house trailer on my property. Only I was not allowed to testify in court, but the judge asked my son 6 times at the end of the trial if he owned the land where his trailer sat. Good thing he didn’t or the judge would have given it to the woman.) The fifth man convicted, it turns out, was the one who actually molested the child. The man was the child’s grandmother’s boyfriend. The victim statement, where the child and her brother both names this man, was withheld at my son’s trial. Not only was it withheld from the jury, it was withheld from my son. The judge knew about this statement. The prosecutor had a copy of it, as did the sheriff department. The story changed, after the fact, to meet the statement of the facts, plus the false statement of the molestation of the child. (Seems this is normal procedure in the court system.) We were only given a partial statement from the children before the trial…and when we tried to tell the appointed lawyer that none of the fact fit – the location, the vehicle, the name – he said that information was irrelevant. At the trial it was obvious that the children had been told want to say. Both stated my son had done nothing. Under duress, the little girl would only say, “He went further.” That was after stating that he had done nothing. The “witness” stated nothing happened. The judge then ordered the jury to return a guilty verdict….which they naturally did since the truth was withheld from them.

      It was only in working up an appeal…which I did myself…that the information surfaced that someone else was named. I started digging to discover that the man the children named was convicted six months after my son, based on the information that was given to the prosecutor in my son’s case. When I talked to the prosecutor, he told me that they knew my son was innocent at the time of the trial, but they did their job and got a conviction and if I did not like it, I could hire a lawyer and get the case thrown out!!!! Oh to have $200,000!!!! One thing my call to the prosecutor did do…it saved yet another innocent man. About a week after my call, the mother again accused her latest ex-boyfriend. The prosecutor remembered my phone call and refused to go forward with the case.

      Oh, I forgot to mention – at the time of my son’s trial, the judge and the children’s grandmother were, according to her, “involved”. The chief investigator was related to us by marriage…he was the uncle of my youngest son’s ex-wife and we were later told he bragged that he had gotten even for the marriage ending. According to the woman, she was “close” to him. Both of these men are married, but with these women, marriage doesn’t matter.

      The result of the appeal came back that it was neither unconstitutional nor unethical to withhold evidence that would prove a person innocent. Even I know that it not so. And the lawyer’s secretary that sent the documents to me? She was fired for doing so. We were never suppose to have seen those documents.

      The last appeal has just been turned down. The supreme court asked for copies of the documentation. When they were sent those copies, the attorney general stated that the document violated confidentiality rules because it named the victim and the witness – admitting that they are incapable of dealing with confidential information. (I sent copies with the appeal, with the names removed and THEY requested a copy of the original document.)

      The bottom line is, the appeal was rejected because the attorney general’s office does not want to admit this was a wrongful conviction. No one wants to help correct this wrong. No one cares how many other men this woman, by using her child, has destroyed. An innocent man is in his 7th year of 25 year sentence (because he would not admit and accept a guilty plea for a 5 year sentence).

      I will never stop saying my son is innocent and every time I hear of yet another man accused by this woman, I will be speaking out for him. (Just because she was stopped the last time does not mean she will not do this same thing again.) I cannot help my son, but maybe I can prevent this woman from destroying any more lives.

      I wish you luck in your case. Unfortunately, unless you have a bunch of money, or can wade through the so called justice system yourself, there is not much hope of proving his innocence because no lawyer will touch it. No lawyer wants to prove another lawyer did not do their job because it could happen to them next.

      One thing I have learned through this. There is no justice in the so called justice system…especially in Philadelphia, Mississippi.

      • Michael Albert

        I’m currently a complete virgin. That has to register as a sex offender

      • Hey Cindy!

        My name is Nick and I work for a TV Production company in New York City. I would love to speak to you more regarding this particular project and what is required.

        I think this could be great for you and ultimately be helpful in clearing your husbands name.

    • I feel so much sympathy for all those in these situations, as my husband is in a similar situation. What organization can help?

    • Read about what happened to my best friend, actually innocent, poor, Hispanic, Steven Crain, back in the year 2000, in Clark County/Las Vegas, Nevada. http://www.exoneratestevencrain.blogspot.com

    • Jennifer Graniello

      Hi my name is Jennifer at the moment I am a single parent with too two children age 12 & 15. A friend of my children made allegations against my husband and now an innocent man is in jail he’s there been two years out of 5. We couldn’t afford a goid

    • Hi my name is Jennifer at the moment I am a single parent with too two children age 12 & 15. A friend of my children made allegations against my husband and now an innocent man is in jail he’s there been two years out of 5. We couldn’t afford a good criminal lawyer. We had our friends sister-in-law do it. You would have never thought it would go this far but it did. Soon after my daughter was hospitalized because of this and my son got anxiety now. My health was bad to begin with now I’ve developed a stomach disease. Our home is in foreclosure my kids are losing everything they had. Me and my daughter were witnesses too these two so called incidents but the cop never took both our statements due to her own prejudice against us claiming I look like the type to cover a murder for him and that my daughter was to timid. We had a awful judge and a problem with one juror it’s like one big conspiracy. I wanna try to see if anyone out there can help. The family showed up at his recent parole and they denied him and went as far as saying im stalking them and they’ll get me arrested they have bad intentions towards our family we were good to that child the family is loving this sickos.

    • Sherry Toohey

      Unbelievable how similar this story is to mine. I can’t understand how so many people are being punished for life based on these crimes. I’m fighting for a man who I know is NOT capable of committing the crime he is accused of. The day of his court hearing his attorney walked out of the courtroom bc my fiance refused the plea bargain and was told he had no choice but to accept. I’ve read everything about this case and will fight until I have no other options left bc I know he is innocent and has suffered so much bc of this. It’s frightening to live everyday knowing that all it takes is a simple allegation to put someone away. Try the innocence project and see if they can help you. I just completed the 12 page application and pray I hear something soon. I’m also going to write every state representative I can to see what options I have. Good luck to you and your husband.

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  3. My brother is being wrongfully accused of child molestation by a vindictive ex-girlfriend. Is there anyone in the columbia county Appling Georgia area that will go talk to my brother. His name is Mark Yelton and he has no lawyer and has been sitting for at least 6 weeks.

  4. My 24 yr old son is currently being held in Arkansas on capital murder in the death of a child, due to ‘tunnel vision’ of the detective and a false confession my son made to the detective. There is physical proof showing another suspect. A 3rd party approached the detective, DHS, and Arkansas State Police Detective and the proof was refused by all agencies. The detective even told the 3rd party, “If it is not about (My son) then I do not want to see it. I want an open and shut case on (my son).!” The attorney’s on my son’s case are over-worked, aggressive with our family, and have not been interested in getting any expert witnesses to testify on my son’s behalf. They want him to agree to a plea bargain and told us that he would be exonerated on the appeal. The private investigator, who at one time was an attorney, that is working on my son’s case was arrested by the FBI and was charged with allowing cocaine to be sold out of his law office to a client and his secretary. He is a federal felon that now works as a realtor and works for the Arkansas Public Defender’s Commission on Capital Punishment and Conflicts. The last time we saw the attorney’s was at the last status hearing on Feb. 25, 2013. They have not kept my son or our family informed of anything. We are at a loss and do not know what to do at this point. I can not find any organizations that will advise or help us. I have contacted several attorney’s here in Arkansas and all of them tell me that they want $100,000 to $150,000 to even take my son’s case. We are an indigent family and at the time of my son’s arrest he was working 2 jobs to make ends meet. Our life has been blown apart from the inside. My son has no history of violence, no child abuse reports, no anger issues at all. The other party that the physical proof shows possible guilt is the mother of the child that my son is accused of harming that resulted in the child’s death. She has had numerous child neglect/abuse cases open on her. The county health department even called. The abuse ranged from bruises, black and swollen eyes, red scratches all over the children’s bodies, burns from grease and a cigarette, neglect, busted lips, medical care neglect, the list goes on and on. Please contact me and help. My son is innocent and the mother of the child is being protected due to her family’s monetary status and their connections to the local government and law enforcement. My son is innocent and I just need help proving it because his ‘legal team’ is not interested in doing it. I feel that in a capital murder cases where the state is seeking the death penalty, that the defendant needs and deserves the best legal defense if they are rich or poor. Death is a finality. Sitting on death row until an appeal is accepted or denied, is costly. Why allow someone to sit and make tax payers fork at all that money when their innocence can be proven in the first hearing? Actually, if the detective would have accepted the physical evidence in my son’s case in the beginning, we would not be going through this utter nightmare. Please help or refer me to an organization that helps indigent defendants PRE-conviction. Thank you for all the work that your organization does. Respectfully, A mother of an innocent man

    • Please tell me you found help my family is going through a VERY SIMILAR situation right now with my 23 year old son.

    • Hi Crystal,
      I know your post was a very long time ago. But my brother is in a very similar situation in Australia. I was wondering if you don’t mind that is of the outcome of your sons case? I am needing all the help I can get. Thank you for your time.

  5. I just spent 10 years in prison I receive public assistance but not enough to properly help myself and/or two children. Does any organization donate money do that I may buy clothes to go out on interviews and/or supply household items. Please advise thanking you in advance.

    Very truly

    Aj nash

    • maria hernandez

      Yes you can go to your local Vichy rehabilitation center and ask for help. If not then go for mental health help even if you don’t really need it and take advantage of the system. ,”play the role”. Don’t let your pride get the best of you..I’m not trying to make you out to be a pier it’s just that sometime you need to do what you got to do in this country. The government f us and we pay taxes, so technically you have most likely all ready paid for help. Once your in play the role of having mental health issues to get a social worker help you get all your needs for free. You will have to go to the doctor and take meds and do the counseling but if you play your cards right you can even get free money from voch rehabilitation center and Owen your own business. People there is so much free money out there for people like us, it’s takes little common sense a a little white lie to get help in our country, if your smart you can get back on your feet. Good luck. Oh and always ask a master level or higher social worker for help there the ppl who will get you the most help and advice.

    • Tanya Daurbigny-Fellows

      Do you still need clothing? What Size are you?

  6. Here is a case where a Innocent Man was convicted of Indecent Liberties with a Minor and the State used the Intimidation of a Witness charge to cover up his recantation. Here is the most shocking, corrupt case you have ever come across. I have recently come across some court papers and a couple of them are on my website for your review. It is http://www.falseconvictions.com or http://www.iwasfalselyconvicted.com. I have web blogs too. Just click on blogs to leave comments. I also have started a petition drive. Click on Petitions to sign my petitions. This case is so proveable that I am innocent. The first document is a letter given to the judge at my sentencing. This letter states, My son Jeffrey feels like he was wrong. That is the child that confessed. The other document is even more disturbing. My own lawyer hid the childs confession from the jury. I hope that someone out there will take my case. I have done 100 percent of my sentence, however, I am not guilty of any of this. My counsel was a former district court judge in the same courthouse I was convicted in and knew everybody. During the MAR, you can see for yourself on the confession tab where my lawyer admitted on the stand that he did not use the tape because he thought that it was manufactured evidence. To the contrary. The Victim Impact statement proves otherwise. The boys mother even admitted that her own son felt like he was wrong. Someone out there, please help me fight this injustice. I will not give up until this case is heard in court.

    • Clothes for job interview

      Open and frequent communication between members of the Primary Investigative Team is crucial. Information obtained during the CPS investigation should be fully disclosed to law enforcement and the Commonwealth’s attorney. The full disclosure of information includes evidence that supports and refutes the allegations and information about all contacts with victims, caretakers and collateral witnesses.
      The Multidisciplinary Team Coordinator is a member of the team assigned or elected to perform certain duties as described below to ensure open and regular communication and active coordination of activities central to MDT functioning.

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      Once your lawyer has all the papers, the next step is to
      study them for possible legal errors or mistakes. For
      example, a common legal mistake in a jury trial involves evidence that the judge let the jury hear or evidence that
      the judge would not let the jury hear. Another example is
      a mistake in the way the judge
      instructed the jury. Your
      lawyer will make a list of these possible mistakes in the record. This list is called the “assignments of error.” ARemember that your lawyer is looking
      only for legal errors in your trial
      . Your lawyer is not looking for
      places where a witness made a mistake or
      got the facts wrong about what happene
      d. For example, your lawyer can’t
      argue in your appeal that a witness lied
      to the jury about something important. In our system, trial judges and juries
      get to decide who told the truth in court and what the true
      facts are. As long as the ev
      idence the judge or jury heard
      was proper, the appeals courts have to go by whatever the
      judge or jury decided about th
      e facts. The appeals court
      won’t change fact decisions.
      Also, your appeal probably won’t be about mistakes made by your trial lawyer. When a lawyer makes an
      unreasonable mistake in a trial and that
      mistake probably made a difference in how the trial came out, the lawyer’s
      unreasonable mistake is called “ineffective
      assistance of counsel,” or “IAC.” It
      is almost always impossible for an
      appeals
      court to decide whether or not wh
      at a lawyer did was IAC. The app
      eals court does not know why the lawyer
      did what he or she did, and what difference it would have made if the lawyer had handled things differently. If what
      the lawyer did was part of a reasonable plan, the court probably won’t find IAC, even though the plan did not work
      like the lawyer wanted it to.
      Evidence about why a lawyer did or did not do something and about what difference it
      made is almost never found in the transcript or the court papers.
      Evidence about a lawyer’s
      decisions has to come
      from new witnesses or other new evidence, like the lawyer testifying about why he or she did or did not do
      something. Your appeal lawyer can’t call witnesses or
      introduce new evidence about IA
      C (or anything else). The
      only evidence that counts in an
      appeal is the evidence that the judge or jury heard (or that the judge refused to listen
      to or let the jury consider).

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      9.
      HOW MUCH WILL MY APPEAL COST?
      You do not have to pay for your lawyer at the beginning of your appeal. However, your lawyer’s work is
      not free. Unless you win all of the issues your lawyer argues in the appellate courts, a document called a lien will be
      filed against you in trial court. The lien tells how much the state government paid your lawyer to work on your
      appeal. Currently, that amount is $65.00 per hour. When the government files a lien in your case, it means you owe
      the government the amount of money it paid your lawyer. The lien lasts for at least ten years. The state can collect
      the money you owe for your appeal. Usually, the money comes from your state income tax refunds or work release
      earnings.
      http://www.ncids.org/Rules%20&%20Procedures/Policies%20By%20Case%20Type/Non-Cap-Non-CriminalAppeals/AppellateGuide_English.pdf

  7. Virginia Robinson

    I know exactly what you feel like. My son was falsely accused by his exgirlfriend and wrongfully convicted by a jury who was not even made up on one of his peers (which according to everyone is irrelevant), but the statement of the victim and the witness naming SOMEONE ELSE at the only interview of them that their mother was NOT present was withheld not only from the jury, but form my son. This information was withheld by his own attorney (he was not given a copy of this statement at the time of the trial…in fact if the secretary who mailed the information in his file for purpose of appeal had not made a mistake that cost her her job and sent this document to us, my son would still not have this information). His own attorney asked the court to withhold the statement (The court denied this request so the lawyer simply did not present the victim statement to the court.), the prosecutor has since stated that they knew my son was innocent, but they did their job and got a conviction and if I do not like the verdict I could always hire a lawyer and get this overturned….anyone willing to give me 250,000 dollars necessary to pay the only lawyer even willing to look at this case up front? (I thought not.) The sheriff department also had this information and never looked into it in this case. (The investigator was related through a failed marriage of my youngest son and his niece and has sworn to “get even” – which he did in pushing for the conviction of my oldest son.) The judge was well aware of this statement by the child also. (The judge was one of the grandmothers boyfriends. I need say no more on that subject.)

    The post conviction collateral relief appeal came back that it is neither unconstitutional nor unethical to withhold information by a victim that proves the accused innocent.

    The appeal to the state supreme court has come back that the time for the appeal has run out – even though is had been less than a year after getting this information that the appeal to them was filed, considering the “clock stopping” while the post conviction collateral relief appeal was being heard. They are also saying there is no proof that my son’s lawyer did not give us this statement at the time of the trial. (The fact that the only information we had was that the witness to the incident described a house, a vehicle, and used a nick name for the perpetrator of the rape that was totally different to anything that concerned by son, that the witness actually described a rape, and that my son’s lawyer stated to us that it did not matter that the witness gave this information that did not fit the situation the mother was claiming is, as far as the supreme court is concerned, totally irrelevant.)

    My son’s lawyer refused to allow me to testify to a threat made to me by the exgirlfriend just the day before she made this false accusation about my son. He said the woman would only deny it and it was nor relevant to the case. Since she did exactly what she threatened, then it seems to me that it would be considered relevant.

    My son’s lawyer refused to make a point that the victim and the witness told a totally different story in court than they did at the first several interviews. Many months had passed since the false accusation and the trial. There was plenty of time to teach the victim and the witness (who were young children at the time) what they needed to say so their “story” would match that of the statement repeatedly made by my son.

    Just a small problem for me is the fact that the judge allowed the victim to sit in her grandmother’s lap during her testifying, at the demand of the grandmother. Past interaction between the child and the grandmother proved the child was scared of the grandmother and I had personally seen abuse by the grandmother toward this child. The grandmother had total control over the child and what the child said during her testimony.

    My son’s attorney also refused to have medical professionals to testify that the human body does not receive injury, heal, and scare within three days. The “victim” had evidence that she had, in fact, been raped at some distant point in the past.

    And let us not forget that the witness stated in court that nothing happened involving my son. Also, the victim had obviously been tutored as to what to say a she answered all questions with “he went further” and never stated what he supposedly did. She too stated he only gave her a bath.

    And the clincher to the whole thing – the person the victim and the witness named at their first interview was tried and convicted six months after my son was wrongfully convicted. He was an exboyfriend of the grandmother and admitted the rape. The statement of the victim and the witness was the basis of the case against him. He was convicted six months after my son, in the same court, with the same prosecutor, and the same defending lawyer, and the same judge as my son had. He admitted having raped the child. Since he died in prison, the state supreme court says this is irrelevant.

    Let me state here that we live in a different county, so we were not aware of this information until I started digging deeper into this for the purpose of the appeals I am doing on behalf of my son.

    My son, I later found out, was the second of at least four other men this woman has accused of molesting her children. The first one admitted to spanking the son and spent five years in prison. Then my son’s case. About a year later, the woman accused another man. She dropped the charges when he bought her a brand new pickup. (She would have dropped the charges against my son if I had given her an acre of my land to live on.) And then the fourth man was accused just a week after I had talked to the prosecutor regarding my son’s case…a little over a year ago. While I cannot seem to be of help to my own innocent son, I did prevent another mother’s son from becoming a victim of this family. Due to my reminding the prosecutor of the history of this family, he refused to go forward with the false accusations against yet another man.

    Now, if I, with no legal knowledge, and no police background, can find out this information about this case, why did those who falsely convicted my son not do their job and go after the one who actually committed the crime before destroying my family?

    I fully understand that no lawyer in the land wants to prove another lawyer, a judge, and a police force are all corrupt and at the very least vindictive. Besides, I also know that all the lawyers would then go after him and he would be in lots of hot water for any skeletons in his closet. (This judge, in the past, has been found guilty of wrongful actions in court but has never been removed from the bench by the courts.) After all, no lawyer wants to be the one who proves another did not do his job, even when protecting the innocent is THEIR job! BUT, due to the policy of protecting the judges and lawyers at all costs, my innocent son is spending his life in prison …. for giving a child a bath. (A child, I might add, he had bathed her whole life as her mother and grandmother were too lazy to take care of these chores. The mother had dropped the child at my son’s house, as was her normal action, on his days off from work, so she could run the street without having to deal with her children. No one knew where she was for three days until she called and told my son she was going to be gone yet another day. When she did not get her way in her attempted blackmail of me, she proved her final statement to me – “You’ll be sorry” and falsely accused my son the next day.)

    I pray that someone will see this and be willing to help free my innocent son. But I do not hold out much hope at this point. after all, my son has been in prison for 7 years already, and no one has been willing to even look at his case. So it is up to me. Law school is looking more and more like the only option.

  8. My brother who been wrongfully convicted back in July 2008 for 3 counts cruelty to children. My brother who is mentally disabled has been taken advantage of they built a case against my brother. They took a charged that was dismissed and charge him with one of the counts with cruelty to children. They gave my brother 10 years- 5 years to served and 5 years probation/parole. My brother got released in November 2011 but has been having a hard time since his release because of his conviction. I been trying and trying to help prove my brother innocence and no one seems to want to touch this case after they look at the case. They have stated the case was a mess and refer me from lawyer to lawyer and because of it taking place in 2008 no one seems to once to go back that far. I am really disturbed because I am still trying to prove my brother innocence and he can have his life back

    • son bathing a stranger

      better yet why dont you help him move forward instead of trying to prove he is innocent for a crime he already spent 5 years in prison for. you could just easily lose again and gain even more prison time not to mention drag him through all taht sorry business again. if you have evidence of wrongdoign then use it to file a civil suit or something also you need someone to express the situation for you better than you do perhaps you coudl appeal to someone who read this if you ahd included the specific of your brothers situation instead of the generalities. perhaps tell your story to a college student majoring in journalism or something to get a better wriittten narrative of this story you are so passionate about and then start posting it and sharing it everywhere..perhaps then it will tug at someone’s heart strings and tehy will want to help you. otherwise…learn to move forward as a convicted offender now paroled….find your way around that world …instead of trying to go back and tackle another hard arena of overtunring a conviction. One path at this point is just as difficult as the other one but at least on this one you are moving forward and pat the sorry event….and forward into life and hope and future without going through or down that road again.

  9. son bathing a stranger

    Well for one thing it is illegal to file false charges. So since you seem to have so much information regarding this woman basically using these allegations for financial/material gains then I would work up a case against her…..then probably for yourself or in conjunction with all the other witnesses perhaps, bring a charge against her to the prosecuting attorney. If he took the case, great. Then I would use the information that resulted from that to stir up a lot of publicity, bring out a lawyer that will try to get him a pardon or new trial or something pro bono…And lastly, I would use the information against her to file a civil suit for punitive damages. Or lastly, if she can still be bought have her come forward wtih new evidence that they had mistakenly accused him of a crime he didnt’ commit. Sign over all your acres of land. Or singn them over to a lawyer who will fight to get him a new trial or to a close friend of the governor to get a pardon. I think i would quit trying to retry the old case, and find new angles of beating them at their own game. If th e prosecutor said that why can’t you get him on a wire tap oor something. Bust out the curruption,b ring it to the forefront and get it national and local headline attention. Or, better yet maybe you should have todl your son it isnt’ prpoer for a non blood male to bathe a woman’s girl child ..ecspecailly one who just drops her off and leaves her there…he should have realized it was trouble and called child protective services on her for neglect and abandonment rather than bathe the child as a normal chore for a non-relative of the opposite sex…it would be better to have been dirty than to have been bathed by a fella who was just one of many men my mom would dump me off with and leave me with in my childhood years. And the grandmother isn’t in control of the child…sounds liek she loves her…but grandparents rights are as limiited as the sorry moma’s want them to be….pretty much the truth unless you can afford to pursue your rights in a court of law.

  10. Virginia Robinson

    Let me say this…my son had raised this child for almost all her life. He was the father figure in the family. He gave that child every bath she ever received. (This was not a case of this being the first time he bathed her nor the first time she spent the night at his home.) Yes, hind sight is 20/20 and when the mother called and told him the child needed, once again, to spend the night at his home, he should have called the welfare department on her. But he didn’t. Nothing can change that. As for signing over my home…then I would be homeless. Besides, the value of my home would only get a couple hours at what the lawyers have told me it will cost to get this overturned.

    And yes, it is illegal to make false charges. It is also illegal for all involved to follow through with a case when all evidence….including “victim” statements state the person is innocent. But, something being illegal has yet to stop this from happening. I will ask you to do one thing. Look up Philadelphia, Mississippi and all of the investigations by federal people into the so called justice system and the judges there. Then maybe you will understand what my son is facing.

    As for letting it drop…won’t happen as long as he wants to fight it. He is the one pushing to fight it…not me. While I am vocal about his being innocent, there is not much I can physically do to help him…other than type up all the forms to fight it through the appeal process.

  11. Please allow me to tell you my own horror story.

    In December of 2006, I gave shelter to a guy I who was on the streets. Not to sound Edgar Allan Poe, but it was a dark and stormy night, and he was standing out on the patio of the bookstore my mother and I frequented, wearing only a t-shirt and jeans. When I asked him why he was on the streets, he told me he did not get along with his step-father, and so when he turned eighteen, his step-father threw him out, same day – zero warning. Having had a bitter relationship with my own father, I found his story to be plausable. I felt compelled to offer him shelter until the current storm passed.

    The young man, named Kurth, slept on a sofa, in a spare room which we used for storing tote boxes, etc. Within a few days, he was gone again. I was later told that his story was a lie, and that he was actually a sixteen year old runaway from a group home for juvenile sex offenders (where he was placed after raping his five year old, female cousin). Suffice to say I was creeped out.

    Six months later, the local police raided my home, siezing my computer, etc., and took me into custody for child molestation. I was told Kurth had accused me of sexually abusing him.

    Three days later, I was released. The D.A. had chosen to not pick up the charges. I was told it was because my accuser had recanted.

    Returning home, I discovered my room mate, named Steven, had suddenly moved out while I was in custody.

    A month later, my accuser ran away from his group home again, and showed up on my doorstep. I ordered him off my property. I wanted to call the police, but I was afraid to.

    A few days later, he made a video, which he placed on YouTube, Yahoo Video, and I don’t know how many other video hosting sites, recanting again. Within a few days he was back in custody, and returned to his group home.

    Then, in January of 2008, I was re-arrested. The D.A. had chosen to pick up the charges, despite my accuser recanting over and over again – and in public forum – and they added charges of child pornography, too. I was at first baffled by the child porn charges, until it was explained to me that, during the search of my home, the police had found a CD, containing lewd images of a prepubescent girl. The disk was labelled as belonging to the room mate who had moved out while I was in custody, but I was being charged for it. I will explain what I know about this a bit later.

    I was first placed into a sixteen man “tank”. The following morning my story made front page of our local newspaper, and I was beaten down savagely.

    I was then placed into a two man cell with a violent, mentally ill creep who bullied me contantly, and tried to rape me several times.

    To further explain my state of mind during this time, I should point out that I was my disabled mother’s only care provider. We could not afford the cost of my calling home, nor could she have figured out how to create the account needed for me to do so, if we could (she has a limited ability to understand certain things). What’s more, because she had broken her arm a couple years earlier, and it never quite healed properly, she could not write to me. I was worried sick about my mother. Were the bills being paid? Was she eating? She had no transportation aside from her wheelchair, and didn’t not know her way around, so did she even have food!? We lived in a bad neighborhood, which added even more horrific thoughts to my head. I wasn’t sleeping. I wasn’t eating. I lived in constant fear of the next attack by my mentally ill cellmate. It didn’t take long before I was a mess mentally.

    I had been appointed a conflict attorney by the Court. Although I came to realize this myself, it was later confirmed to me (by other attornies here, locally) that he is notorious as being a disinterested, ineffectual plea bargain broker, and that, while unpopular among defense attornies, he is loved by prosecutors.

    While in custody, awaiting trial, I made every attempt to have conversation with my attorney, Greg Blevins. In the minutes prior to each hearing, I begged him to come out to the jail to interview me. At least three times he assured me he would “sometime this week”, but he never did. I desperately wanted to know where I stood. As the matter of my room mate’s disk had not yet been explained to me, I wanted to know where these charges had come from. Was child pornography actually found on my computer? If so, what kind? Pictures? Video? Heterosexual? Homosexual? Our local newspaper later reported “some porn charges dropped”. Really? Which charges? What exactly was I fighting? What were my chances? Prior to my January rearrest, several people had told me that they were going to write witness declarations, offering their contact information and testimony. Had they done so? I wanted to actively participate in my own defense. But my attorney gave me nothing. I wanted my side of this nightmare to be heard, but even my own attorney refused to listen. Prior to several hearings, my attorney came to me telling me that we would again need to ask for a continuance for this reason or that. It was mostly because my accuser had run away yet again. Each time I protested. Each time he told me we had no choice.

    The one time I was allowed an actual sit down conversation with my attorney in the jury deliberation room, I tried to ask my questions. All he would say is that child pornography had been found. He would not elaborate. Instead, he introduced me to our investigator. I asked both to answer my questions, and to hear my side of the story, but they refused. The meeting was wasted, another continuance was granted and I again returned to my cell, hopes crushed and frustrated.

    By the time of the hearing date in which I accepted the plea agreement I was emotionally broken. I had given up all hope of seeing my family – especially my mother – again. I had given up on everything. I no longer cared what the system did to me. It was on this morning, minutes before court, that my attorney came to me with a huge smile, and whispered “you’re going home today”. I cannot put my thoughts, nor my feelings into words. Nor can I remember the details of the hearing that day. After months of isolation, beatings, humiliation, attempted rape and a level of anxiety I can only describe as torture, I heard the words “you’re going home today”. It repeated itself over and over in my head, and drowned out anything else I tried to focus on. I do know that, they ended up dropping all eleven of the child pornography charges, and that I had accepted a felony charge of 647.6(a). Because of the many conversations I had had with other inmates, I at least had the presence of mind to insist on a People v. West plea.

    I was released on my own recognisance, and given a remand date. It wasn’t until I was out of custody that a first-year law student friend of mine, and I, finally got access to my case file.

    I was especially interested in reading about the child pornography charges. It struck me as odd that the the detective in charge of the case, Detective Houser, would claim the disk was mine because…
    * The disk was found in a common room of the home I shared with Steven at the time.
    * The disk was clearly labeled as belonging to Steven, not me.
    * Although not known to me until much later, forensics clearly showed the images were downloaded onto Steven’s computer, not mine.
    * Also found on the disk were Steven’s homework, his family photos, and his music collection. I believe his resume was also on the disk. Nothing on the disk had anything to do with me.
    * Also not known to me until much later, Steven acknowledged ownership of his disk, only recanting after Detective Houser told him he could be arrested if he did acknowledge ownership. This is in the police report.
    I believe the logic behind this to have been made clear when it was later brought to my attention that as a teenage boy, Steven was then-Officer Houser’s “ride-along” companion. I feel Detective Houser’s actions were clearly prejudiced by their pre-existing relationship.
    * There is also the fact that these images were of an underage girl. I AM A HOMOSEXUAL.

    We found many other flaws in the case, but it was already beyond the time for filing an appeal.

    After my accuser turned eighteen, he filed a document with the Court, again recanting. This time, however, he explained his actions, and accused the lead detective of witness intimidation, and even battery. We tried to file a Writ of Coram Nobis, based mostly on this new evidence, but the judge denied it without explanation.

    After being released from custody, I was forced to participate in a sex offender treatment program (which I, of course, was forced to pay for). A couple years later, some new law invalidated the program, and I was ordered to participate in a second program (again, at my expense) – this because the first was run by interns. The new law demanded an actual licensed psychologist run it.

    I am now on Megan’s Law, and so my reputation is ruined. I am now shunned by family, neighbors, and once-friends. My mother is even shunned for standing by me. I have been discriminated against in every aspect of life – especially employment. The only job I could find after all of this was as a driver/bouncer for a stripper company. I had to leave that in March of 2013, because my car finally died, and I cannot afford to replace it. I’ve been looking for work since. I was once an avid and popular renaissance faire enthusiest. I loved faire. Faire was my life. But now I’m persona non grata. I can’t even pay to attend, much less participate. I am blessed with a landlord who believes in me, but our home has been vandalized many times because of this case. My car has also been vandalized. I am barred from certain local shops and stores. I have had my food grossly contaminated at a local fast food resturant. I have been VIOLENTLY attacked more times than I can count. My disabled, wheelchair bound mother has even been attacked! We have had pets brutally killed. The local police have made it very clear that I deserve everything I get, and that they have no intention of doing anything about any of it…and so far, they haven’t.

    A couple years ago, against my better judgement, I became a witness in a gang murder case (an Asian Crip murdered an Hispanic Blood). The lead detective in the case told me that my family and I would have to go into witness relocation. For months he flowered us with assurances that we would be relocated, and even asked me to do some of my own research in choosing a “Point B”. He told me that I would still have to register, but I would be taken off the public Magan’s Law database. As soon as I was subpeona, however, the D.A. pulled it all out from under me. I’m a 290 – a registered sex offender. I get nothing. I was told if I didn’t want to get involved, I should have kept my mouth shut. As it was, I was subpeonaed. They threatened that If I refused to testify, they would violate my felony probation, and send me to prison. “Then who’s going to be there to protect your mom?” They told me if I’m afraid, I should simply learn to lay low and keep my curtains closed. If they do come after us, I should just call 9-1-1. So now I live in constant fear of this, too.

    I contacted the Innocence Project about a year and a half ago, and even submitted an intake packet. Unfortunately, they cannot help me, as they have limited resources, and work to free the wrongfully accused who now rot in prison. I am not in custody.

    I live every moment of my life under terrible stress. I live in so much fear. Sleep is not my friend. I have trouble getting to sleep, for fear that I will be awakened by the police coming for me yet again – or the gang members I testified against – or even some new nightmare. I wake with nausea every day – EVERY DAY. I have trouble making eye contact with anyone anymore. Every time I see a police car, I am filled with dread and hatred. I’m easily startled, and I simply cannot watch high stress television shows, or movies. I recognize that I suffer from PTSD, and am working toward finding treatment. Unfortunately, I have become very distrustful, and find it difficult to open up to anyone about my feelings and fears.

    All of this being said, if anyone knows of a group like the Innocence Project, who would help me pro bono, I would really, really appreciate a referral.

    • I’m crying while reading your story…..i just pray everything goes well for you in life and I hope all your worries are gone tomorrow.i have been going through something only 110 times worse since the age of 12 and it still hasn’t changed for me. But I have a hope.

  12. This is very sad and unfortunate. I hope justice will be served.

  13. PAMELA Johnston

    My son is serving 10 years in prison 28 probation and being registered as a sex offender and this first offense and we the family can prove his incidents and he wuz 17 @ time of arrest help us please

  14. In 2004 I was wrongfully accused and convicted of rape by instrumentation of a 16 year old female I was 24 I was sentenced to 5 years but git out on good behavior in 2 and a half my public pretender didn’t bring up the fact that she had a 19 year old boyfriend. I did not touch her the instrument was a finger. My lawyer told me not to get on the stand because I wasn’t from there and they’d convict me so I didn’t get on the stand he said we had it won. The only evidence was her testimony. She is 24 now with two kids. I know she’ll come clean I don’t think she can go on for the rest of her life knowing she did this to me is there any one who can help me my life is ruined over a 16 year old girls word. Is there any thing I can do now. I just don’t know how to get someone to ask her if she’ll admitt she lied I’m not suppose to have any communication this happened in Miami oklahoma

  15. My son was represented by a paid lawyer and sold out he railroad my son they came up with a burgarly charge after knowing the other charges they had on him could not stick ..He was told they had a video of the burglary but he could not see it due to the already being given the charge there was no need to see it ..I want my sons case looked at and I want justice did for him they gave him 15 years on the 70% law please help me… tc

  16. Why is it that your child have to be convicted before, anyone can look into your case, what about assistance before? The innocence project, should look into the cases before to prevent our children from being wrongfully convicted. My son’s case was reversed in 2012, now he is in the county jail, fighting to prove his innocence on a case that they decided to indict him on knowing its a false case totally, because the first case was, reversed. The new charges are murder and they are using an informant that is looking at 89 years, he is offered 22 yrs for immunity, there is no corrobaration at all no witnesses and evidence was suppressed that the actual informant is the suspect on this case. Please advise

  17. My two nephews here in tuscaloosa are in prison for a murder that my third nephew and his friend did one is doing five years the other thirtyfive now during ones trial the da said the young man was killed with a fourtyfive and at the other ones the da said they didnt no what kind of gun the young man was killed with and we have a lot of evidence that my third nephew killed the young man theres a recording and texts but the da and the police dont want to hear it cause then they would have to admit they are wrong we need help cause the law dont care about the truth please help us some one please contact us if u can help at 3980 stillman blvd,tuscaloosa,albama,35401 please help.wallace family

  18. Hello Valarie, My name is Beverly and I am going through the exact same situation you are with your son. The defense lawyer did nothing when infact he did my sons case more harm. This just went to trial last week and what he originally was charged for the jury found him innocent but they stuck the burglary charge on him and with the police destroying critical evidence and the jurors do not get this information they found him guilty. His sentencing is the 17th of Oct. They are going for the max sentencing of 25 + years. He did not do this crime but when he was younger he got in trouble and now they are bringing all this back up to add to this situation. There is no justice anymore they are all just into it for the money and not seeing justice through. I am at my wits end. My son has four young children and this is just destroying all of us. His lawyer through him under the bus and we are trying to get a mistrial on the Ineffective Assistance of council. Good lawyers that can overturn this are wanting $25,000 to start because he is awaiting the sentencing. This is just unbelievable how they take advantage of the working class of people and know that with everything that has happened in this case that we have a good case. I just wanted to say I understand what you are going through. Good luck and may God help us both. Bev

  19. I just spent 10 years in state prison as a result of a wrongful conviction. I’m getting public assistance which is not enough I want to get my teaching certification along with other professional licenses. Are their any grants out there for the wrongfully convicted since the innocent project didn’t spring me they won’t help.

    Please advise

  20. My family and I are going through the same situation to clear my nephew Travis Devon Swanson. Travis was seventeen at the time he was taken from his school on 9/11/2009 by two Jacksonville Sheriff detectives without a warrant, school or parental knowledge he had been removed. He was taken to the Police Memorial Building here in Jacksonville Florida and coerced into a confession of committing six armed robberies with a BB gun. One of the armed robbery charges was dropped because it was stated that he couldn’t have committed the robbery so he was charged with the remaining five counts.
    Travis constantly denied any involvement but the detectives threatened him saying that if he didn’t confess they were going to go to the State Attorney office and tell them that he kept lying and they were going to maximize his sentence. His first trial was held February of 2011. He was found guilty and sentenced to twenty two years for Armed Robbery with a BB gun. Travis second trial was held August of 2012 and the alleged victim testified when asked “Do you see the person who robbed you here in the courtroom today?” The answer was ” If I do, I do not recognize them specifically as that person”. The Court even responded and stated…” All right”? I think he’s provided an answer to the question. All right? He has not identified him here in the courtroom.” Although the alleged victim never pointed him out Travis was found guilty and sentenced to another twenty two year sentence in Florida State Prison. The third trial was held in May of 2013 and once again the alleged victim when asked could you identify the individual the answer was No. Travis was found guilty and sentenced to five years of robbery with a BB gun.
    No one has ever pointed Travis out as the person that committed each of these alleged robberies; so each time Travis went to trial the only thing the Prosecution presented was his confession. Travis has had an alibi witness but the witness was never allowed to take the stand. Travis never went to trial on the remaining two charges because on June 12, 2013 the State Attorney Office entered a Nol Pros Code 30 “Not Guilty”. With this admission by the State Attorney office how is it that Travis Devon Swanson is still in prison? “The family has asked the State Attorney Office on several occasions if Travis is not guilty on the remaining two charges then what made him guilty on the other three since all they ever had was his coerced confession. We have not received a response and Travis is now serving a twenty seven year sentence. I don’t understand how judicial and prosecutorial misconduct such as this can occur and no one does nothing about it. The family has all the evidence that shows his innocence however it seems to be easier for the criminal justice system to send an innocence person off to prison rather than punish those who has committed such misconduct. How is it that what is supposed to be the justice system knowingly destroy peoples lives knowing that a person is innocent and no one is held accountable. Who will speak for and seek freedom and justice for the wrongfully convicted. Where does one turn?

  21. Was wrongfully convicted. If DA would have stuck wirh the original interview they would have gotten the right person. Instead they listened to ex-wife who was stopping me from seeing my kids and protecting someone else. Ex-wife receiving disability for mental problems. They had to make up a day of when the crime happened. I was about 900 miles away. Then changed it. Still I could not have done it in less than 24 hours with over 20 people around me. I served 20 years for a crime I f id not commit. Can’t get a job. Don’t know what I’m going to do. Anybody will help me please.

  22. For everyone here. A must read book is “The Machinery of Criminal Justice” by Stephanos Bibas (Oxford, 2012 ).

    I see all the wrongful convictions of major crimes listed on this site, it becomes sickening. But wrongful convictions happen in minor crimes too.

    Six years ago, I was an Engineer with a great job, married with two beautiful step-daughters and two grand-daughters living in Arizona. In May 2008, I was arrested and accused of Child Abandonment in Georgia…on the day I was arrested and charged, I was fully employed, paying current child support, providing medical coverage and was arriving for a visit with my children.

    Upon getting out of Jail on bond, I was subsequently fired from my job and in the next 6 months, my life collapsed. I got divorced and relocated to my my native Florida. As I went to trial in Georgia, I was found guilty in a bench trial (My Defense Atty suggested I do that, and given the circumstances I described above, it seemed like a no brainer), and was promptly placed on the First Offender Program, which would allow me to avoid a conviction record provided I pay $1,200 per month in Child Support. Simple, right? I know the court and the players all thought it was a great plan.

    I’m now living in Florida and seriously underemployed…the eiconomy is not very good, I’m being ordered to pay $1,200 per month on an income of $2,000 per month…I’m living in my car, trying to stay afloat. I lost my job in December 2010, I had found new love and was trying to build a new life in Florida. My ex-wife was obsessively pursuing prosecution in Georgia.

    On January 2, 2012, I was arrested in Florida, extradited back to Georgia and in a hearing before the original trial court judge, my First Offender status was revoked and was sentenced to three years in prison. This was based upon the advice of my second Public Defender. Once again, I had lost a new family, my fiancee had two teenage children who adored me…now this. My fiancee’s son suffered without a father figure while I sat in prison, my fiancee tried to move on, eventually attempting suicide before we reunited.

    I was released after 18 months, with nothing but $25 on a debit card. I was not allowed to return to Florida, I was unceremoniously put out at a bus Station…I was now officially homeless, I sought shelter at Salvation Army. 9 months after I was released, The Georgia Court of Appeals granted me relief by agreeing that my sentence was void because my youngest son was 19 at the time I was rearrested and sentenced to prison, in other words, the sentence had expired. My arrest and trip to prison was illegal.

    I returned to Florida, reunited with my fiancee and have been fighting my criminal case. Get this, My ex-wife and I were divorced in a different county than the trial court where all of these allegations were made. By Georgia law, that trial court had no jurisdiction in this case…never had the right to even arrest me when I showed up for that visit in 2008.

    Like everyone else here with wrongful conviction issues, I’m asking how did this happen?! Read the book! It helps explain the serious gap between what our Justice System is supposed to be and what it has become. The author is a law professor at a prestigious law college. He is a former prosecutor and is qualified to be deemed an expert in his field.

    While this book has little value in arguing against a wrongful conviction, it provides peace of mind to those in the fight because it sheds light on the inner workings of the system with insider perspective and clearly demonstrates how the system exploits the average laymen’s naivety regarding the justice system. It may not frame your argument in appeal, but it can provide a potential basis for a claim.

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel is the mainstay of wrongful conviction claims. This book can help explain HOW your defense atty was ineffective (Remember, I had TWO Public Defenders FAIL to realize the trial court had NO Jurisdiction!).

    Where this book may be of the most value is for all the groups and leaders who are seeking solutions. It offers a stark reality check to everyone.

  23. my name is wayne carlton and i have a brother name robert carlton and he has been wrongfully convicted and he has been in prison for 36 years in baltimore maryland. he is in the jessup institution in jessup maryland. the innocent program have been helping my family with the case. through investigation. most of the people who was involved in his case lied and the judge the police and the witnesses. the innocent project people. said; the person was dark skin who did the crime my brother is light. skin. could you help me with this case. could you give me a call 909-2685828 wayne carlton thank you!

  24. Rhona Love Philson

    In 2002 I was convicts of possession for cocaine, My ex boyfriend use my car I was at work he told me it be 30minute it took 3hours, I was crying stop the work pull over,.next the cops can I was cry he ask me,can I search your car I said is that illegal he said yes,.he search found Weed look under the passenger drive found a cola cocoa can with holes, I’m still was crying, than I told him Sir my boyfriend had my car that not my there was no ordor of smoke nothing, I when to jail, charge me for residue, and weed
    after I got a lawyer, ,he told me the D.A.drop the weed,but charge u for felony What NO! !!after my investigation the lady down the road talk me and said she call the sheriff, because it’s The Sheriff’s, said he was riding ,The Lady, was my subpoena The D.A.Pate call her and said don’t come to court, ,The Sheriff AJ told me the subpoena was there but they didn’t give the subpoena
    I WAS charged my Lawyer the Prosecution I wrote the NC, ,My Lawyer is the Prosecution, The Prosecution leave the State The Judge Reagan from Pinkhill and all the jury was from told the jury They have 5minutes to have me guilty its almost 5 clock we got to get out of here, The jury Exum was the Superior Judge Exam In Lenoir, Kinston where it Started, ,I beg my Lawyer this is Wrong after the case was over I was told him not to see the can. they pause court a while until the evident can because they lost it,NO! !! I told the Lawyer u wrong the State Raleigh Gave me the next level from the case Lisa Ferguson. she said here the transcript, Sorry Rhona but the case was fraud, its was your car, but because they knew your ex boyfriend had your car Rob,and left everything in your car I want to help u,she done a motion The State remove her, and she was gone My Son Messiah I was Breastfeeding him after prison he stop eating was hydration stayed at the Hospital 18months God! !!! NO The Sheriff was Became Detective after lest than5Years On The Free Press newspapers My case DWI was charged it was a Mistrial once than Retried it was a Mistrial again Imelda Pate was Piss
    Her Father was Chief of Security of his Business I work for. him until today in 2014 I still ask about the Grievances about the Sheriff fraud they suppose to do their duty given the Subpoena, Until now I still write the NC Bar almost years Roy Cooper Justice I wrote many Times,
    the Judge Reagan wrote on him TO they were wrong very, It’s still outstanding, many time I ask about the Sheriff say I have a failure to appear that WAS long ago get lock about Clayton Keel Jr,fraud I beg Paul Clevenger for my filed it’s Lost plus he was the Lawyer for the DWI, Adam Hilman was the Prosecution for Felony charge, They Play me cheated I wanted those transcript it was a Flood In Kinston, Floyd Hurricane, every thing wash,I have a case The Sheriff said if my boyfriend come and said it was his then I free he was in Jail I told them he there on jail for Rob,Cocaine Dam,,My Life be failure for over A decade, no job because of the Felony never had a drug charges never nothing ask me about when people do a program about drugs free nothing I done nothing and the Documents prove it,,Stay Blessed& Take Care, I try to School for Paralegal Technology to become a Lawyer, for me and all, now I’m 47😢,just had a Stroke 9Months Ago my Fiance hit with a Motorcycle Helmet split my skull Blood clot burst Die and God revived me now Disability. I have lost my Life from men that Abuse and hurt me because of Love Man,,Why I GET hurt all the time, Just Pray for Me,Please, In Life I be AGO just depression, SORRY about the long Text, it’s the Heart that’s Full Sorry😖 Bye Rhona Love Philson, My Father is a Homicide Detective (30)years. retired
    Clarence Philson Sr.Doing in Life Also we had Funeral Home Philson, ,All in Newark NJ, ,My Mother. Nila Love- Philson Pass in 1988 I was on 20 no other woman in my Life,My Aunt her Sister Beverly Love Died the next day I was working with Continental Airlines, Lost,,Sorry Sorry crying Bye

  25. In 1987, i hired the late johnny cochran jr, and attorney kenneth roberson to defend me in a sexual assault case involving an adult.18 years after my conviction i discover that im convicted of child molestation and adult sexual assault on the same person.p.c. 288a(c) in california. The alledged victim in my case was a 20 year old woman.convicted of duplicious charges in one count.the trial judge,the district attorney, and defense attorneys never mention that the counts were duplicious.my jury had no idea that they were convicting me of child molestation an adult sexual assault on the same person.also in this case i testified consistant with a consent defense.prevented from persuing consent defense as an appellant issue.also in this case,i was convicted of 10 felony counts and one misdemeanor.for the last 27 years my conviction record was false on 9 of the 11 charges i was convicted of.in this case i was convicted of 8 counts of p.c.288a(c),one count of p.c.2434 and 1 count of p.c. 261.2.,i testified at trial that the p.c. 288a(c) counts and the one count of p.c.243.4 were consentual.i denid the i raped the alledged victim.however ,the trial judge, the district attorney, and my defense team stipulated that a consent defense was only available on the one count of rape. This stipulation contradicted my trial testimony.judicial error. Prosecutoral misconduct,ineffective assistance of councel.

  26. Recently in this past week my husband n I were attending a social club we are in our early 20’s and we have two children in their toddlers while at this social club a man was shot and died earlier that morning my husband is being wrongfully accused of 1st degree murder because a couple of drunks day they saw him . But I was their n my statement doesn’t really matter because I am his wife I really believe that to get charged with such serious charges you would need more evidence to lock some one away for the rest of their life . The crazy part about this is the man who did such a horrible crime was my husbands best friend for more than 12 years and promised our family he would turn himself in n now he is sating that our family is pressuring him into doing something he didn’t making the situation more harder for my husband it’s really sad because I let this man in my home I let him hold my kids I loved him like a blood brother n he’s tearing my family apart ! It scares me that I might have to wake up every morning explaining to my babies where’s their daddy until they are old enough to understand the real thing . I don’t know what to do I’m in a place in life that I’m scared everything I do or say to help will only make it worse my family needs help to prove my husbands innocence I don’t know how I should go about this other than just a lawyer now end days the system is soo messed up u can get locked away just for a group of people saying u did it n the crazy part is anyone who hates you will love to see you fall . I’m really in a need of hope support . My family is apart my children need their father n he is innocently locked away ! It’s not fair both the man who died family and mines needs justice !! The right man should be locked away from his family not the wrong one ! Please anyone with advice please contact me by email @ silva_dezzy@yahoo.com

  27. I had a crime of my choice for time done in detention center because I could Not plead guilty for a crime that could not provide any factual basis known as Alford plea.I was also offered18to36months if I said I had knowledge. I could not lie. I went to court and told worst I could get was probation. I was not allowed to take stand and I had no wittnesses. I asked for wittnesses. I got all my rights denied. I got188 months5 years probation. I am doing probation for a crime I didn’t commit, I am disabled ,I have a home health provider,can’t get food stamps,because of crime. I will be denied a place where I will not be allowed to be in because I have.a record
    It doesn’t matter that I didn’t do it,that all my civil rights we’re denied, that.I had no wittnesses and I was the only one in court for me and my lawyer did not defend me. I can prove100percent my innocence but I can not afford a lawyer .I believed in the system. I was so wronged and five years probation. I hope you can help me or know someone who can.God bless you thank you. I do not want this published. I want help.

  28. In1987, prosecutors Harrison blackmon and katherine kennedy powell charged and convicted me of child molestation on an adult under two different penal codes in california.penal code 288a(c),and penal code 288(a)(c).p.c.288a(c),read as follows,oral copulation on a child under 14,oral copulation on an adult by force.p
    C.288(a)(c)is lewd and lacivious on a child under 14, and lewd and lacivious conduct on a child of 14 or 15.the alledged victim in my case was a 20 year woman with a five year old kid.all of these charges are on the same person.In this case i testified consistant with a consent defense.Im also alledging that my trial attorneys were guilty of collusion.my trial attorneys were the late johnny cochran jr. and kenneth roberson.on appeal ,errol jay gordon.none of the issues were raised on appeal.Im alledging noble cause corruption.I can prove i was framed.email me rastewart24@yahoo.com

    • Christine Harbacheck

      Do you REALLY help anyone? I wrote asking for help, even why was I wrongfully convicted in the first place and I get a pat no answer of an answer back.. You exsist on account of OUR court injustices of being wrongfully convicted or those fighting for their innocent loved ones being wrongfully convicted. And .how are you any better to the other so called groups wanting to help us but don’t.? I have NO evidence related to the conviction that took my life and my kids from me and this site could not say why. We suffer the outcomes of court mandated stipulations on things we did NOT do after imprisonment of being wrongfully sent there do that is for a life, that took and label us what were not and forces us to pay fees annually that we don’t have on being wrongfully convicted in the first place. And NO one wants to help us after the fact to stop these wrongs of forced compliances or to help us in our continued sufferings from being wrongfully convicted in the first place. You will just post this with all the others and forget us. You did me and will do so again. Why are you in the legal field if not to help the wrongfully convicted or put to right our rights back from being wrongfully convicted You say leave a reply and what good is THAT? Just makes YOU look good like you care but where is the for real help that we need? You going to give it to us? Were the ones living with the hell aftermath of situations we did not cause or initiate and falsely imprisoned for it . Or families or others of loved ones being involved in such situations in the first place. What good are you with your knowledge and not help the innocents get exonerated from their wrongfully convictions before, during or after the fact? And you force me to put my name with required as if we’d lie. You think I’d make up the truth? A real name would give you something to look up and to verify we ARE for real. How suspicious of you. So if there is a place for real that wants to help us after the fact contact me and surely those going through it would want your help also. WE don’t want our stories posted for nothing and that’s all the good your site is. I got a pat no answer back. Will the for REAL help for us step forward.

  29. Virginia Robinson

    As the mother of someone falsely accused and wrongfully convicted, I can tell you that regardless of the truth, regardless of what evidence you have to prove your innocence, it is no good according to the courts. My son was also falsely accused by an exgirlfriend. She claimed her child was molested by my son. Medical evidence showed that yes, the child had been molested, but it had to have happened at least 6 to 8 months before the mother claimed. The child and her older brother both named someone else. They also described a rape scenario to the welfare department and described a totally different location.

    My son’s lawyer never brought this information out in court. Nor did he provide it to us before court. The fact that the children were lead to tell a story that fit the situation was beside the point. My son had been given a copy of the first statement by the kids by the part of them each naming someone else was left out. This was the only interview the children ever made without the grandmother in the room. Both children were intimidated by her. (In court, the grandmother held the girl while she testified.)

    Long story short, the first appeal brought none of this out. My son was told this was the only appeal available to him due to the accused crime. This, of course was a lie. I did the second appeal two years later, as soon as we found out about it. It was during that time that I got the document from the lawyer where the children named someone else. I was naïve enough to believe this would free my son. I was wrong.

    I was told my the prosecutor on this case that they knew my son was innocent when they took it to court, but they did their job and got a conviction! He told me he could care less about innocence or guilt, that his job is to get convictions regardless and he did his job!!!!

    The fact that he also “did his job” six months later, in the same court, with the same judge, police officers, and witnesses, and convicted the man who actually, almost two years previously had raped the child is beside the point as far as the courts are concerned.

    All appeals have come back that the evidence proves my son’s innocence, but the time since the accusation and the finding of the proof keeps them from doing anything about it. As far as the courts are concerned, the fact that the lawyer had the information and withheld it is beside the point.

    How did I get the documentation of the statements the children made five years after the fact? My son’s lawyer’s secretary sent them to me. (My son’s home was broken into shortly after the first appeal was rejected. The only thing they took was all the information on this case. I know, sounds like a poorly made for TV movie, but it happened.) She told me she would continue to look for a document that we once had that was missing from what she sent me and told me to call her the next week. When I did, it was to discover that she had been fired for giving me the information from the files. (She was legally protected because I have POA for my son.)

    As a side line to this case, rumor has it that the child’s grandmother was in an affair with the judge at the time of this case. There is also evidence that there was an affair between the chief investigator and the child’s mother.

    My son is the second in a long line of men that the mother has accused of molesting this child. One man spent 5 years in jail for it. My son was given 25 years because he would not say he had done it. The third man wad given 10 years and is now getting close to being released. The 4th one gave her a brand new pick up truck to drop the charges. (At one point, she told me she would drop the charges if I gave her part of my land. I refused and she went forward.) She tried with a 5th one, only that one happened within a week of my talking to the prosecutor about my son’s case. Thankfully, he was at least honest enough not to prosecute yet another man due to this woman’s lies.

    She and her mother have since moved and I am sure are now playing this game with others…especially since there is money each time given to them by the “victims compensation” group in the state.

    Meanwhile, my son has now been in prison for almost 9 years. And he will not get out, even though he is innocent and the courts know he is innocent, until he serves all of the 25 years. This woman and her mother destroyed his life. As they did with their other 4 known victims. And the man who actually raped the child? He died in prison 6 months after h was convicted, so no one will do anything about checking out the situation.

    Good luck. I hope you can get some relief, but do not count on it. Innocence has nothing to do with getting justice. As I have found out. I have been told, however, that for $500,000, my son can be free almost instantly. Of course, they know that I cannot raise that kind of money…I am 62 years old and disabled. Now what does that tell you? It is all about padding the pickets of all involved and nothing at all about innocence.

    If this sound bitter, you are right I am.

  30. My stepson Michael James turner did a year in prison for a credit card theft but while he was waiting to go to prison for that.the lady that had Michaels daughter mailed Michael a paper to the jail wanting him to sign his rights away. and on the paper Michael said in big bold letters no way then mailed it back to the lady. but when he got out of prison He’s being charged with child molestation he loves children for 1 and for 2 he would never do anything to hurt a kid.I talked to someone over the phone from wrongful convictions about helping my stepson clear his name and she said that he has to do at least 20 years in prison for the false charges before they can help him. somethings very wrong with the picture and the lady that wanted him to sign his rights away died right before his release from prison.so I think its a crock he might get rail roaded and he can do most of his life in prison before the wrongful convictions can do anything to help him.I’m going to also put this in but if me or his mother thought that he might even be the slightest bit guilty we wouldn’t even lift a finger to help him.right now I have no faith in wrongful convictions and excuse me for saying so but its a bunch of bull if its true that you can’t help people unless they’ve done 20 years in prison for a crime that they didn’t commit

  31. Kenisha Stewart

    Can someone , anyone help me with my husbands case? Please contact me

  32. Francisco Martinez

    My younger brother was wrongfully convicted of rape and sentenced to 18 yrs in prison last Wednesday. His court appointed attorney advised him to go to judge trial instead of jury so the judge went with D A, s decision did not allow any of my brother, s witnesses testimony he said it was all rehearsed and the reason it was the same is cause its the truth. He also denied a motion to surpress. My brothers Lawer not once objected from the D A, s way of questioning my brothers witnesses he did not even allow my sister inlay to finish her testimony so pls I need yur help This is in Oregon My brothers name is Thomas Martinez birthday 02/09/61 My name .s Francisco Martinez phone #956-438-4763

  33. Thomas wayne carlson

    Iv got so to much to talk bout. Iv got alot to look at and all I need is to get someone to look at my case I was 16 and my mom wasn’t there in Questioning. They lied said u will go home but I go to jail then in prison. It’s been 15 almost 16 years iv tryed so much but iv have nowhere to turn. ..

  34. is there any way that I can find out out of finding out more information

  35. I hire a attorney for my husband and his attorney lie and trick us about his time. He was signing for 8-12 yrs. The day of court he supposed to sign for the plea the attorney said the state change their mind and gave him 15 yrs. What can I do?

  36. My son name is Darmen Taylor He is now 20 years old he was charged when he was 16. Then he was bonded over at 17 the judge stated he could not be rehabilitated in the juvenile system. Because he had counseling when he was ten. During the same time one of the alleged victims wrote a letter to the judge starting that her mom put her up to this. She was took to the detective by her aunt and wrote another statement. The judge asked her did she right it she stated no and they bonded him over. Then we are getting ready for trial. These charges came about when my friend for 15 years was sleeping with my son. In turn she called the police and said he raped her two daughters. Now in the mean time I found out that 3 other adults we’re sleeping with my son before all these charges came up. I called rape crisis they told me that I would have to call the police or they would. I did. But nothing was done. The prosecutor on the case stated that my son manipulated the mother to get to her children. He has been around this family since he was 3 or 4 years old. Then the lawyer leaves me out of the court room because I have to testify and the aunt of the alleged victims. But he put no one on the stand. Then they found my son guilty of 2 of the three charges of rape. He did not have a far trial. Then the lawyer says the judge is going to send my son to jail for 45 years to life and say he need to take a plea or I will never see my son again. He told my son that he would not do anything but 10 years and will be out in 5 and it wasn’t a mandatory sentence. But it was all a lie he was sentence to 20 years mandatory. Its so much to this story please help my son please!

  37. My son was wrongfully convicted of malice under , 5cts assault with deadly weapon. He received life without parole ,plus 100 additional years. No evidence showed my son committed any crime. Witnesses identified two other men as the killer. But my son was charged due to his pass incarceration as a child. Please help.

  38. My brother is going threw the same thing he got ten years for something he didn’t do I don’t even know where to start but I can’t leave him prison I need help someone help me please

  39. yes my son Kyle was convicted of murder this year an sentencing will be December.He had a guy bulling him at a sports bar Kyle beat him up an the guy wouldn’t let it go so about 1 month later the guy approach Kyle with a gun on his side they wrestled an my son grabbed the gun an shot twice killing him an call 911

  40. I left my house to pick up a friend on Aug 10, 2011. I was only going to be gone 10 mins max so I left a man I was seeing alone with my two sons ages 4 & 2. On my way home I received a call from this man that my baby wasn’t breathing normally & was unconscious. I rushed home with my friend to find my son unresponsive. My mother arrived a min later & she & I rushed my baby boy to the ER where he was med-flighted to a bigger hospital. The next day, Aug 11th, my son was pronounced brain dead from blunt force trauma. This is the beginning of my nightmare. The death was under investigation & I was under the microscope. One week after his death, the day after he was put in the ground, I was arrested & charged with his murder. The guy I was with blamed it all on me & the investigator went with it. He was offered a deal for Abuse/Neglect & given 10 yrs w/ 8 suspended. I continued to sit in jail, grieving for my son & living without my other 2 kids awaiting trial. I refused to sign an agreement that I killed my child but told my lawyer I would consider Involuntary Manslaughter for allowing this man, whom I barely knew, into the lives of my kids. The Commonwealth finally agreed to amend the Felony Murder to Involuntary Manslaughter only if I went in front of a judge for a hearing & sentencing. I still had to go into court & prove that I didn’t cause the injuries that proved fatal to my baby. After all evidence, testimony & arguments were over, the judge declared that I was “irresponsible” for allowing this monster in my life but not responsible for his injuries & convicted me to 3 years in prison. He let the cops & Commonwealth have it, too, which was some poetic justice I guess. It was a blessing for me & my family because I would be home in less than a year but there hasn’t been justice because the cops let that monster go for his willingness to throw me under the bus to save his own skin. He lives & breathes the same air that my kids do & hasn’t had the difficulties I’ve faced in the aftermath. I know that I was responsible for the safety of my children but there wasn’t a proper investigation into this man’s life or background & no one was ever questioned about the baby’s death other than me & the man who killed him. I don’t know how they got away with not conducting a proper investigation nor do I understand how certain facts were ignored, like the call he made to me proving that I wasn’t there or asking the man who was with me any questions at all?! Someone was willing to point a finger & I took the fall for it. I’ve lost a child, three years of my life with my other 2 kids & my reputation because of ignorance & mistakes made by law enforcement officers. I had an amazing support system, still do, & two lawyers who fought for me & believed in me but I’m consumed with anger for the injustice that was ultimately done. I want to share my story to help others so that maybe while justice wasn’t served, my son’s death won’t be in vain.

  41. For the last several months my son has been held in Alameda county jail with a bail of 505,000 which is ridiculous he had been falsely accused of rape, he had appointed an attorney that cares less about my sons innocence currently we need legal help I feel so helpless in this situation because I know my son is innocent please somebody help us before they send him away there is so much to this case that is simply mishandled where is the justice in this world can anybody reach out with advice or answers “a desperate mother’s plea”

  42. thepighasacurlytail

    A Korean woman from Bayside NY who, according to her story, was charged and unjustly convicted of mortgage fraud involving seven properties in Atlantic City. Her name is Jong Shin and she is imprisoned at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.

    She only claims to have made false statements given to Summit Bank (non-FDIC bank), a Chinese bank in NYC. She alleges that she should have been tried in a State of New York court. She further claims that the federal judge, the prosecutors, FBI agents and four J.P. Morgan bank employees railroaded her and she ended up getting blamed for a crime she did not commit.

    Her indictment occurred in federal court in Camden NJ.
    —————————–
    https://www.fbi.gov/newark/press-releases/2012/mastermind-of-multi-million-dollar-atlantic-city-mortgage-fraud-conspiracy-sentenced-to-more-than-15-years-in-prison

    http://digitalcommons.law.villanova.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1300&context=thirdcircuit_2014

    http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/usao-nj/legacy/2014/09/02/shin0325rel.pdf
    ——————————

    She and her lawyer recently filed a 2255 motion on October 1, 2015. This request is to vacate the judgment of her conviction and sentence. Now it is a waiting game.

    Is there any other legal assistance that anyone else can provide her in her attempt to overturn her conviction?

  43. Looking for an agency or someone who can help me 38th my Nephew in the Florida prison he schedule to get out in March 2016 he been on over ten years for a wrongful conviction. Now that he about to get out . it seem they trying to keep him in. They gave him give year probation. After prison he nor is have family in Florida. It started were he went down there with people he really didn’t no on spring break and it went from there. Trying to get him home to ohio to served his probation so he can be around family. I afraid right now he has mental issues and they wont address it. They refused to listen to his background of bring bipolar. I need help or someone to work as a advocate for him. Or some answers of what I can do

  44. My fiance an myself have been accused of child abuse.
    We have two beautiful girls age 5yr old and 5Mon old. they are in DHS custody..
    This all happened in August of this year.
    We have been trying to find a physician that can explain other reasons and causes other than child abuse with our 5Mon old. when she was 2Mon old we took her to her PCP due to fussyness an spitting up more than usual she has had reflux problems since birth we were treating her for constipation an colic we went to her PCP they just changed formula an had no concerns an sent us home her discomfort an symptoms continued so we went to children’s hospital ER to have a second opinion that’s when we later discovered she had a brain bleed an some retinal bleed.
    We were shocked of the findings to be far from what we expected we were questioned and questioned to flat out accused of abusing her! We would never harm eaither of our children!
    We hired a lawyer that is not helping us and come to find out he would have been our court appointed lawyer we reached out to another lawyer that has been trying to help us pro bono not much luck finding a doctor to help In regards to this matter. The abuse doctor involved in this case ruled out any other causes with out any other tests prior to her statement they labeled it as SBS,AHT “child abuse” the first night in er with no further testing. we also found out in court that she has a healing fractured rib that was not detected on the first X Ray. we need help desperately.. We fear for what will happen next I cry day an night with not knowing what will happen. At first I thought I was in this alone but I started doing research and reading articles and sadly but there are many parents and people wrongfully accused. The system is failing innocent Families, Parents and children. I’m doing my best to fight for justice for our family we deserve to be together once again! If there is anyway you can help us with advice,support,resources or a simple prayer please, our family would greatly appreciate it!!!
    THANKS MUCH…

  45. How can I donate my time to help this cause. I live in southern California

  46. Diedra Sullivan

    I was arrested for something I didn’t do. Can you guys help me now or do I have to be convicted first?

  47. My son lives in one of the worst cities in new jersey he was arrested on attempted murder charges where the police made up a story of a women’s house being shot up they made up a time created a story and said the key witness gave a statement well the lady house was shot up but she knows who the shooter was and said it didn’t happen the way the police wrote the story she signed an affidavit and my son was still indicted my son is 23 years old and has five children all by one women who he was helping raise the witness has repeatedly said that my son had absolutely nothing to do with the shooting of her house I really need help with this case yes we hired a lawyer who wanted to go to trail more money of course we can’t afford a better attorney and throughout we were doing the right thing by getting a private attorney but he talks to the prosecutors and detectives please help us tel us what to do to help my son

  48. I’m being charged by soliciting prostitution to a minor. I was on backpage and texted a supposibly a 19 year old than when she said her age was 15 I played the game to be able to find out where she was and if it was really a minor getting prostitutes out. The pics were of at least a 20 year old female so I thought it was a game being played. But I wanted to make sure before I reported it to the police. I would never touch a kid, my cousin and nieces were victims of sexual cases and I don’t tolerate it. My public defender wants me to take a plea but I’m refusing to. I need some help me show my intentions and my innocents. Can anyone help me please?

  49. My boyfriend has been locked up over several charges one was about a scooter that a lady sold him the police arrested him saying he carved the numbers off it another charge is he took the blame for his uncle stealing something years ago and now he is looking at five to ten years over these things he didnt do how do i prove he is innocent i need some one to help

  50. Hello,
    My name is Derrick. My brother was recently convicted for a crime he did not commit and his constitutional rights were violated. He is out on a writ right now and I want to make sure he receives a fair trial. I have ran out of options and do not have a clue what to do at this point. I know he’s innocent we just need someone to listen.

  51. Barbara Ainsworth

    My nephew was accused of rape there was no dna on the girl and no proof but he was convicted anyway she has lied in the past on others and their is even a letter and recording that she lied after serving time in prison for this he meets someone gets married and eventually they have a beautiful baby boy now all the sudden they say he can’t have his baby in the home causing his family to be torn apart because his wife and son had to move out the system is crazy Dont feel he got a fair trial wish something could be done to help him

  52. This happened to me on an assault charge 25 years ago. I was talked into pleading guilty by my attorney, who by the way was also accusing me of the crime even though i made it very clear that i didn’t do it. There was a fight but we were not the agressors. Someone did get injured in the fight , and i am very sorry for that. I never even knew that part until i was arrested. The person who was with me (who caused the injury) was never even questioned. I was just denied a pardon after 25 years of living this nightmare. I wish someone could help clear my name.

  53. Hi my name is Heather Pesta

    I’m writing to ask for help on proving my sister not guilty of the crime the are holding her for just because he say she say doesn’t mean she did it. My 11 year old daughter was with my sister at the time of this crime supposed to happen even my daughter said she had nothing to do with it. But the Cleveland police don’t believe my sister they don’t even have proof that my sister was invold in any crime they just go by with what they wan. Cleveland police just want to arrested a person to make them feel good. And plus Cleveland Ohio is going broke so they need the money. But that ain’t a way to hold someone who by you don’t even have proof did the crime

  54. Wrongfully accused and scared what do I do

  55. My fiancée was wrongfully convicted of a sex crime on a minor in 2008. The lawyer he had did not even know my man’s name during the trial because he never even came to see my man to talk about the case. I have tried reaching out for help several years and have no luck. I think the trial needs to be moved out of Kentucky, the courts should have everyone brought into court, such as the child’s casework who examed the little girl, the girl, her mom, witness for my fiancée and all tapes and papers should be presented into court and the tapes needs to be played all the way through. The detectives even told my fiancée that if he admitted to the rape crime he would only get 1 year, but my man did not admit. He called me up and told me he will die in prison before admitting to something he did not do. We have 4 daughters and 3 sons. And he has missed out on the kids life because of false charges.

  56. The guy who robber the old man has a thick beard, tall, about 300 pounds. My son was accused of this incident. He have no beard, short, and 250in weight gain. My son ex-friend called him in as a suspect. When he went to the county jail to find out what the problem is he being held. Ten months are gone by. His is still waiting for trial. Public Defender want him to plead guilty.

  57. I know of a wrongfull conviction case so miss carried of justice in Calif,the crime was covered up by a hospital,dAs office, the optopsy is the smoking gun,a cowardly law professor New he was innocent and steal teaches on this crime in his class what a joke. Email me at wallace.jeannemarie@gmail if their are any lawyers who will get this man exonerated.

  58. Hi what can I do my dad has been falsely convicted of murder and don’t have the money for a high price appellate attorney

  59. Can you please see if you could find out this same statistic only for Canada?….

    ‘In the US alone more than 150 people have been exonerated and freed by DNA evidence after spending decades in prison for crimes they did not commit’

  60. My child got n jail bc annoyomous lady called and said he was doing donuts at park,,he had 5 witnesses that say he didnt, the lady that told this was not in court..the tire tracks didn’t match my child’s trucktires,they were out to get my child,requesting drugtest for non related charge.my son was found guilty and put on probation possibly bootcamp…he’s 17,in school and never ever been in any trouble,,,,this isn’t fair.our smalltown court system is crooked.please help

  61. Is this website /blog in anyway in support of freeing the innocent and if so, How?

  62. I was arrested and jailed in 2013 for a 2011 crime that happened in Macon ga.Not having anyone to bail me out I sat for 8 months in jail losing all I had. I told them all along they had the wrong guy because on the date they claimed this crime happened I was in jail on a pov. So I know th innocent do go to jail. When Bibb county realized what they did they turned me loose 11:00 at night in the middle of a storm with nothing. Where was justice!!!

  63. My Son was accused off a arm robbery charge and they had the evidence that he didn’t do it !!!

  64. Hello where can I find an attorney who will represent me and give me a chance to prove my innocence I serve 10 years in 3 months for a crime never committed no DNA no witnesses first time offense first felony first time dealing with the law I was railroaded the prosecutor who disappeared said I was innocent the officer who was in charge of this case was demoted and indicted and retired case was dismissed in another city one count of CSC I got 10 to 30 years no bargaining no offers nothing is there someone that would help look into my case and help me thank you

  65. phillip charleston

    I try to get help from the US states attorneys office from my hometown in Chicago Ill because I’m getting followed to work someone has an bug in my apartment and also an carmera hidden some where I’m and African-American male

  66. My Uncle has just been convicted for a twenty to twenty five year sentence on first degree sexual assault and indecent liberties with a minor he was found innocent on first degree rape charges and has passed a lie detector test that his lawyer suggested not to take the lawyer he had didn’t believe his innocence until he passed the test during the trial the lawyer(Keisha Bluford) exposed all of the changes in the stories as each of the times my cousin (accuser) had been interviewed on dvd first it started with my uncle Danny being the only one to have molested her then it was him and another person who was a family friend who came to the house which when put in a line up she was unable to identify him. As the case went on the expert witnesses (doctors for cross roads in Burlington NC) had stated that the heiman (woman’s cherry) was still intact but. Also at the end of the trial the alternative jury member supported my uncles side because of the inconsistency of the story. The district attorney had notified Kiesha Bluford that he knew he had lost the case but when the jury came back the verdict was shocking even to the baliffs the lawyers and the people supporting both parties please save my uncle he is innocent and because of the lie detector test he is heading to prison in Raleigh with offenses of molesting a child please help me and my family it’s unbelievable of how horrifying the actions people do to child molesters in prison we still have reports of the lie detector test if needed to support him

  67. My son has been charged for armed robbery. N he was outside in a car he didn’t know they was doing the robbery he only gave them a ride to bye some beer now he has been changed because the other boy said he knew bout it I don’t have the money for a lawyer
    can yall help me

  68. In 1997 my fiancee was accused and wrongfully convicted of robbery,misidentification,lies is why he got convicted,the witnesses could not identify my fiancee,one witness said she could not identify her robber but she could by his voice she was not allowed to her him speak but she still picked him out of the line up only after viewing photos of the alleged robber,during the investigation the witnesses were told things about the robbers that weren’t true,years after the convictions the witnesses came wrote a affidavit saying that due to New evidence she may have picked the wrong person as the one who’s robbed her

  69. Please I need help my brother was sentenced to life in prison I’m not saying that my brother did not commit the crime I am saying that he did not get a fair trial he should not be spending life in prison made statements to myself and to him that like father like son because his father shot my mother they had him guilty before he ever went to trial the judge in fact would not even let him dismiss his public defender and when he did it was just a few months later he had him back again not one witness was called for my brother they tried to use me against him I was the first one on the scene yes this awful terrible thing happened but they really don’t know what happened they don’t know the torture that everything that everyone went through no one deserves what happened to her I don’t believe in that but I do believe my brother deserves a fair trial which he did not get they treated him as if he was a animal they wouldn’t believe anything I said to them about him he was such a kind and gentle person please I’m begging I need help someone please help me to look into it please show me what to do tell me where to go I may be guilty but he’s not as guilty to have to spend life in prison I just need help I’m a disabled 57 year old one and I’m his only living relative and I need my brother to not have I don’t want to die knowing my brother spend his life in prison that he was treated unjustly if he deserves life that would be one thing and I would accept it but he doesn’t not one person stood up on his behalf not one thing not one doctor did they use his own Dr he was heavily medicated he’s had a brain injury name that he had it please somebody help me tell me what to do where to go thank you so much my my name is daddy my email is extremely Exstream ly 56 @ gmail.com please I need help I need guidance god bless you thank you

  70. charlene francis

    Im char.francis my son darrel was just sentenced to 5 years in douglas az for controband of a dead cell phone.no thanks to an officer who stuck it in my sons boot.when darrel went to put boot on to get transfered to.another jail -darrel told officer)-officer told my son thats a charge for controband.arrived at second jail with phone cuz officer wouldnt take it. So 2nd charge for controband and dissmiss tha 3rd.juiors related to the officer judge wouldnt call witnesses – and footage ot tape was lost erased-guilty without EVIDENCE.and has a warrent cuz when in jail – like before didnt take darrel to court.now how dam crooked and B.S is that. God this is killing me .thank you….char

  71. I have been wrongfully accused i took a guilty plea for sexual assult on a 17 year old when i was 22 i am truly innocent willing to take a polygraph or anything this is ruining my life please help me

  72. I’m a single parent with two sons my oldest has been lock up almost a year on fake charges in a small town where nothing happening he in there on a gun charge but the weird thing about it they gave him a test to see if he had gun powder on his hand and it came back negative so I’m not understanding why are they still holding him? I’ve been writing different place asking for help I had a lawyer but couldn’t afford the high payments I just need help who should I talk to? Here can I get help for my son it seem they want everyone to be a bad person

  73. Yes my son was treated unfair at his trial for 2nd degree murder here in Shreveport Louisiana. He has been given a life sentence for something that he did not do. I u would get in touch with me. Your help is truly needed.

  74. I’m being charged with possession of stolen property burglary and grand larceny I had a will from my family member she died my u,Cole got a will while I wad out of state in fact he was having deeds changed and stuff while she was in the hospital my point is I been to prison I have children if I take this to trial I could get the min four years who do I speak with in the state of Arizona city of Kingman to say I’m being wrongfuly accused my public defender said he is next in line to will the home because he is the oldest son is this true even if the man was,never in my grandmother’s life during his adult hood I’m just asking please help me I’m feeling as if I’m in trouble but know I did nothing wrong I need some help

  75. Hi…my name is Jack Russel Gilvin from Amarillo Texas and I was wrongfully convicted here in Texas by a corrupt DA here in Potter County Texas. I am innocent of crimes that never happened and a simple investigation will prove this. Everyone that has heard my interesting and compelling story all tell me the same , quote “they could write a book and make a movie of what happened to you Jack”.
    I really need help and resources to get get my name cleared…..can you help me..? I have a video and disks to send to anyone who will hear and help.

  76. I was cited for paraphanalia when i spent night at my boyfriends .then i went to get my court date and found they put a warrant on me for methanphetamine.I dont use drugs I was not aware of anything in his home.i was just asleep when the sherriff came in.I am not guilty how can i get all charges dropped

  77. My 16 year old son Christopher Sledge was falsely convinced of 3rd degree sexual assault of a 7 year old. When this allegedly happened my son whas no where around. The girl and her mom clams it happened april of last year but the truth is my lights was off at that time and chris stayed with is dad in mossuri and on the weekends he stayed at my mom’s. There was no way he could have done this because he was not around the girl at all. When we got his lawyer we turned in the light bill where it showed my power was off. Also we gave him a list of witness. When we was finally able to get the case fill. It shows in the statments where there was leading the witness. Also where the girl said when asked what happend in the room the girl say “you’ll have to ask my mom she knows more about that then i do”. When we brought that up to Chris’s lawyer along with some other inconsistents the lawyer brushed it of like he didn’t care.
    The 23rd of last month when we went to court Chris’s lawyer tried to gethim to take the deal that was offered but he told them no that he didn’t do it and wanted to go to trial. Right after that Chris’s lawyer tried to get chris to say he did it all the way till the trial started. Chris’s lawyer didn’t do his job he never turned in the light bill or called any of the witnesses we have him. When the girl’s mom was testifying she said she was working. Chris’s lawyer was already told that she quite working because she was dealing with dhs herself because her kid’s was not going to school there self and not one time did he as her any thing about that. There was no medical reports made on the girl because the judge said because there was no penis involved there was no need for on and again his lawyer sat back and said nothing. They railroaded a 216 ear old boy for something that someone else did. And Chris’s lawyer helped hem do it.

  78. I was convicted of a residential burglary at the age of 17 I had no lawyer no help an the person that accused me of the crime has openly apologized about lying to the police I lost my youth my chance at a equal life an my mother while being in there if there is anybody with any information as to how I can have this conviction overturned I would really appreciate it I’m just trying to get my life my name an my background back

  79. Rebecca Barton

    My brother William is mentally disabled he was taken to the hospital because he was under the influence of drugs the hospital gave William some sedatives William woke up alone on a hospital floor and was scared and confused William ran into the kitchen area and grabbed a butter knive and a broken plate The hospital notified the local police William ran towards the 5th floor where he was familiar with which is the phyocatic floor. 2 nurses approached William, Willaim threatened the nurses with words not with the knife all of a sudden the police came in and grabbed William they beat beat William they broke the orbital bone in his face causing William to have a metal plate in his face fractured his nose broke 3 ribs now Willaim is being charged with a crime and is looking at 2 years in prison

  80. Lashanda Powell

    My husband was wrongfully convicted to 151 months. We really need some help proving his innocents, we have 5 boys together but 8 kids total and need and deserve to have their dad in their life. Please help us.

  81. Daniel Dinger out of Ada County has falsely accused and charged me twice with intimidation tactics and threatened my Mom with a Felony in order to get me to plea to a Felony charge that I was NOT Guilty of., also he charged me with a misdemeanor NCO for using me exercising my rights to the Legal system in a civil Divorce, now after being alienated from my own child for over 2 years now and sending my biological daughter a card and 2 step daughters cards ( not involved in any no contacts, just the Mother is) he has now done it again by putting another false charge on me for an NCO violation in which I did NOT even do. I turned him into the ISB after the previous 2 false charges, but this time he has gone way too far., and $100,000 cash bond (violates excessive bail) (8th Amendment) I am looking to get this 3rd false charge dropped immediately if not sooner., this man is nuts and is going to be answering to the United States Attorney General since Idaho ATTY. General is a good ole boy like the rest of their money making machine Government. I am completely ready to get this to the Federal level, as I lost on my rule 35 (my motion got destroyed but the basic generic one from my public defender somehow was used instead. I was put in an Idaho private prison and put a price tag on a human being for 6 months in the CAPP facility cost $68,000 of the Feds budget for Idaho’s money maker. I have in my possession a petition signed by over 75 citizens who agree with everything us inmates (citizens) already endured or know. This man has to be stopped I am the one being intimidated, I went through a Divorce in shackles and chains, lost everything most of all my daughter. My ex has completely alienated us from one another, also lied in Court on the stand under Oath in Divorce Court , but not once in Criminal Court! She did not wish to do so, because she knows she set me up and lied through her teeth. My felony probation agent in Wisconsin the state I reside in wants me to get off of probation now, she knows this is all corrupt too. I have not been in any trouble in 18 years before the Idaho charges, the prosecutor does not like me cause I told my middle daughter in a text he is a moron, and that he should be slapped, ( they took my phone without permission and run off 736 pages of texts, pictures, etc… I do not like the prosecutor and now hate this guy., he is trying to put me away, he is in clear violation of malicious prosecution, but they all defend one another., that is why 2 Judges finally had to step down. They were forced to. I know all about the Boise Legal corruption and they know I know, therefore, we have an issue here who is going to break? Not me, I am innocent, I am about to have my paralegal license in July. I love law (fair law that is) I believe in our Constitutional Rights and I will never back down or bow down again. I am fed up with Boise and Ada Co. attempting to put me away. I am requesting your assistance in this matter ., then I am going to go after this prosecutor in a manner on the Federal level that he will NOT like at all. I am done being falsely accused of things I have not done! My state backs me up and this is over. It’s time for me to fight back right now, I need your help ., Please.
    Respectfully,
    Kenneth J Hallquist
    this is the supposed new charge CR-FE-16-2089
    I violated a civil temporary protection order in 2013 that is all I did and I did it to try and beg my wife at the time to please not go to (CIVIL) Court, but the prosecutor said I asked her not to go to DV Court in which was never the case, I was taken to the cleaners by an Atty. in ADA Co. and still went to prison. They all work together for the most part. you came up on this site, I feel it is a meant to be situation to get my case exposed for what it truly is, a complete corrupted Government lie. I swear I am not guilty of anything except the civil temp protection order in which I was never charged for ever
    alt # 715-379-1127 Dad (John)
    Ken 715-214-3630
    Christine 715-559-8187

  82. Daniel Dinger out of Ada County has falsely accused and charged me twice with intimidation tactics and threatened my Mom with a Felony in order to get me to plea to a Felony charge that I was NOT Guilty of., also he charged me with a misdemeanor NCO for using me exercising my rights to the Legal system in a civil Divorce, now after being alienated from my own child for over 2 years now and sending my biological daughter a card and 2 step daughters cards ( not involved in any no contacts, just the Mother is) he has now done it again by putting another false charge on me for an NCO violation in which I did NOT even do. I turned him into the ISB after the previous 2 false charges, but this time he has gone way too far., and $100,000 cash bond (violates excessive bail) (8th Amendment) I am looking to get this 3rd false charge dropped immediately if not sooner., this man is nuts and is going to be answering to the United States Attorney General since Idaho ATTY. General is a good ole boy like the rest of their money making machine Government. I am completely ready to get this to the Federal level, as I lost on my rule 35 (my motion got destroyed but the basic generic one from my public defender somehow was used instead. I was put in an Idaho private prison and put a price tag on a human being for 6 months in the CAPP facility cost $68,000 of the Feds budget for Idaho’s money maker. I have in my possession a petition signed by over 75 citizens who agree with everything us inmates (citizens) already endured or know. This man has to be stopped I am the one being intimidated, I went through a Divorce in shackles and chains, lost everything most of all my daughter. My ex has completely alienated us from one another, also lied in Court on the stand under Oath in Divorce Court , but not once in Criminal Court! She did not wish to do so, because she knows she set me up and lied through her teeth. My felony probation agent in Wisconsin the state I reside in wants me to get off of probation now, she knows this is all corrupt too. I have not been in any trouble in 18 years before the Idaho charges, the prosecutor does not like me cause I told my middle daughter in a text he is a moron, and that he should be slapped, ( they took my phone without permission and run off 736 pages of texts, pictures, etc… I do not like the prosecutor and now hate this guy., he is trying to put me away, he is in clear violation of malicious prosecution, but they all defend one another., that is why 2 Judges finally had to step down. They were forced to. I know all about the Boise Legal corruption and they know I know, therefore, we have an issue here who is going to break? Not me, I am innocent, I am about to have my paralegal license in July. I love law (fair law that is) I believe in our Constitutional Rights and I will never back down or bow down again. I am fed up with Boise and Ada Co. attempting to put me away. I am requesting your assistance in this matter ., then I am going to go after this prosecutor in a manner on the Federal level that he will NOT like at all. I am done being falsely accused of things I have not done! My state backs me up and this is over. It’s time for me to fight back right now, I need your help ., Please.
    Respectfully,
    Kenneth J Hallquist
    this is the supposed new charge CR-FE-16-2089
    I violated a civil temporary protection order in 2013 that is all I did and I did it to try and beg my wife at the time to please not go to (CIVIL) Court, but the prosecutor said I asked her not to go to DV Court in which was never the case, I was taken to the cleaners by an Atty. in ADA Co. and still went to prison. They all work together for the most part. you came up on this site, I feel it is a meant to be situation to get my case exposed for what it truly is, a complete corrupted Government lie. I swear I am not guilty of anything except the civil temp protection order in which I was never charged for ever
    alt # 715-379-1127 Dad (John)
    Ken 715-214-3630
    Wife Christine
    715-559-8187

  83. Ashley SaintClair

    My husband was wrongfully convicted because 3 co-defendants made plea dels to testify against him instead of their drug dealer. The state twisted the trial with so many lies. There was no evidence just their word against his attorneys. The jurors said after the trial “There just wasn’t enough evidence to prove his innocence.” The sad thing is he was home with me 2 hours away from the crime. The co-defendants named this other guys 3 times before they switched to my husbands name. Tell me the detective isn’t in his pocket. I’ve lost all faith in the justice system. Bad things happen to good people.

  84. My name is monty payne I’m a 52 year old male with a wife of 33 yrs a son of 29 yrs a daughter in law and a new grandson. My life has been threatened by people who are bad drug dealers that I was with yrs ago I got saved started going to church but it wasn’t over I have been threatened with a gun and forced to give up my belongings hung upside down in a barn and burned with cigarettes and threatened again and again I turned them in to boone county law enforcement and nothing was done I even gave them information on the drug dealers and all I got was more threats and more charges the most recent I gave a person a ride to town and was stopped by the law the person on the passenger side had warrants and was asked to get out of the truck he threw a bag down by the rear wheel and told the officer I told him to throw it out I was taken to jail charged with the crime and bailed out of jail I took it to trial where I was found guilty because he lied on the witness stand and I was sentenced to 12 yrs in prison and taken to jail while I was waiting in jail he got put in jail telling me he was sorry and wanted to talk to my lawyer and he made a full confession on dvd even telling them that the sheriff and prosacutting attorney bribed him. I was released and thought everything was ok the next thing I new I was told that I had to go to court the judges ruled against watching the dvd that would have told him the drugs where not mine now I’m going to be sentenced again today. Can anyone help please. I’m sure NY the time you get this I will probably be in jail waiting to go to prison.

  85. My name is Ruby Williams , I don’t know where to start but my brother was convicted in 1974 of murder he was 19 years old at the time. Also he was mentally incompetent at the time I feel they railroaded my brother ! My brother been rotting in prison for 43 years , he is now 60 years he comes up for parole in November 2016 ! He’s made parole I believe 4 times and still having a time being released . We the family found out the last parole we attended that someone been protesting against him for years ! I just want my brother home while our mother is still living she is now 87 years old please help me it would be greatly appreciated

  86. Raymond Reviere, originally from Youngstown, Ohio, was wrongfully convicted of robbery 20 years ago in California. Although the crimes of extortion and robbery share the elements of force or fear in California, the jury was not instructed on extortion, thus, it confused the fear for extortion with the fear for robbery. Because the courts and state’s attorneys engaged in misconduct to impose a life sentence under California’s “THREE STRIKES” law, they are trying to prevent relief on the wrongfull conviction to prevent their misconduct from being scrutinized. See his petition at : https://www.change.org/p/jerry-brown-ca-judges-prosecutors-conspire-switch-records-to-impose-illegal-3-strike-life-sentence

  87. I have great friend who quarreled with her wife so bitterly ,then the wife told the husband that she have to teach him alesson.the following day the man came from work and found some police officers are waiting for him.the man was arrested and the charges was raping case thus the man raped her 3yrs daughter acording to the letter shown to the man.right now the man is in custody, during first hearing the wife didnt appear.how can you help this friend?

  88. Ibrahim V. Shareef

    I was wrongfully convicted and I have found no help in fighting my case.

    I don’t know what to say right now because, “I thought I said…”

    I’m depressed and l probably my own worst enemy because of the charges and how I exist inside myself.

    I can’t eat, sleep, sometimes its hard to focus because I am living but I always have that barrier in front of me, so plans can fall apart at conception of depth.

    I don’t know what to say about the case… The state can’t find the file they convicted me with and my now ex wife (“victim”) threw my only copy away.

    I can say alot, no one seems to want to hear. I have an internet radio station and we’ve discussed it, but…

    It’s 9:03, after writing this I feel more anxious, desperate and alone… So I’m going to sleep in my own bed tonight because should I be in the wrong place at the wrong time, there’s another bed I can’t/won’t sleep in again.

  89. Jennifer Simpson

    My son has been mentally and physically abused by his father, all his life. He is 25 now. His father kicked him out of his home, and my son was living o the streets. my husband then moved in my son’s ex-wife and her boyfriend to help care for the children after two weeks had gone by my husband called the police and reported a burglary and that missing was some guns and a lot of jewelry and money immediately accuse my son and the police immediately investigated my son they found my son a week later and living in his car. Always been one block away from the house very little evidence in the car that could have easily been planted there they charged my son with first-degree felony of Armed Robbery. In Florida if there is a PDR my son is looking at life in prison. My ex husband has souped up this burglary ( if it even happened at all) my sons Public Defender has no confidence in my son. He wants nothing to do with family witnesses. He already had told my son if a plea deal comes on the table, to take it!!! I found the cheapest but great criminal attorney, at $7,500. And he seemed confident Andrew stood a chance. But unfortunately, I can’t afford that. So the difference between life, and freedom comes down to $7500.00! I’m so sad, I can hardly breath! Can anybody suggest advise?

  90. My husband is simple he was lied to by his attorney a x DA and the DA yelled lies to the judge. They scared him into taking a deal for something he did not do. I was present I know for a fact he did not do it. Klamath County Oregon needs investigated for their corruption in the courts. It is a circus . Your lawyer lies to you high fives the DA what is going on in America .can anyone help.

  91. Marcia Lussier

    My Son was charged with a felony for removing parts from a car It has automotive technology School parking lot, he thought it was a junk car.The boy who owned the car for gave him and my son replaced all the parts. But the teacher, who my son had previously reported for doing a bad job And made a serious mistake And repairing his carMade an issue of it, Call the boys parents and encourage them to press charges, Told them my son was a drug addict and needs to be locked up, And reported a 2002 Blazer as being worth $6,800, when it is worth no more than $3,000, possibly $1,500.All through the year this teacher has been antagonizing and pushing my son, seemingly trying to make him get angry and lose his temper. My son never did. Now my son got stopped For driving without a license, and that has resulted in him violating his probation, and may go to jail over this. He is an absolutely amazing father, and cannot stand the thought of being away from his children. He has a depression problem and he was on painkillers that he did end up misusing. He is a person who needs guidance and help and understanding, not to be set up to go to jail for a felony. Can you please help him somehow? He is An intelligent and emotional Person.

  92. Cynthia mcglothen

    My son was convicted for a crime he did not commit he was burglarized by a file phene who he knew and they had all the evidence to probe he did not do what they said and totally disregarded it he wanted to go to trial to probe he did not commit the crime mind you they got everthing that was stolen from my son from the phene house and never charged the phene 28th burgerlry so on the last day of trial threats were made to my son phone saying if he went back to court they were going to do something to me he called the court’s to let them no to ask of they can put a car outside my home they said no mind you his Sister was shot right after receiving the threat because we don’t have the funds for a Attorney they gave him a pool attorney the day of trial its plenty more to this I wish I had someone to take this case against the state of PA to help us this is a plea for help my 609-963-8376 I reside in new Jersey plz somebody help

  93. My brother was recently sent to prison on a conviction of aggravated vehicular homicide. He drank 3 beers which was on video in matter of hrs and hit a 68 yr old woman walking in street @ 2:30 am. She died instantly 😭. He was taken into custody, booked and made to do a breath test. He was hvin asthma attack n cldnt produce air needed to register. He asked officer if he cld use his albuterol inhaler due to breathing distress n was told yes and was then able to produce air needed for test blowing a 0.115 this too wld all be on video. At his trial the videoswere not avavailable due to being “misplaced ” still hv never been found. The jurors slept while trial was in session. The officer lied saying he did not use an inhaler before testing. The test was not given at time of incident butan hr ior more after. He was convicted even after the deceased family members sat w us through whole trial n stood to speak on his behalf and abt the behavior of their family member. He is sentenced to 4 yrs prison 1 yr jail time following and will hv lifetime license suspension along w losing all of his work licenses to provide a decent life for his two little girls after release. Appealedand when rreached supreme court tgey refused to hear the case. My question now is where do I go? Where do I start? What can I do to try and at the very least ensure he has a license to drive and work when released?

  94. We need help my wife was fslsly accused of a theft in 2011 my wife is very big polor as well as she don’t under stand things very well she took a ple bargen in 2011 for the theft of an I pad at the price of $13,000 her probation got revolked i in 2013 and re instated but they gave us all our money back we had played or gave us credit any way but then in 2015 it showed were $4800.00 dellenet they say our money flew out of the window in other words get over it or go to jail well she in jail now facing going to state jail for something she never did if they haven’t stole $4800.00 of our money it would be paid in full and she would have not Ben arrested again she had a clean criminal history before this her sister stole the I pad but detectives never talked to her or my wife as far as that goes I’m disabled I have M.S. as well as stage 4 bone cancer and depend on my wife almost every money of every day can some one help us

  95. Jo Ann Celestine

    To whom it may concern, I JoAnn Celestine is writing this letter for my son. My name is Anthony Goode, he has been wrongfully convicted over we really don’t know what is going on. The judge and district. Attorney and public defender just sent him to the State Hospital and the State Hospital said that he not even supposed to be in there. We trying to find out what is going on. Why would they just send my son to the State Hospital for no reason. The halfway house that he was living in ran out of his medicine so they refuse to get his medicine, when they are responsible for my medicine. So the judge put my son back in Jail for four months and then after that they sent him to the State Hospital, why is this. So we really need some answers, and nobody is trying to give us no answers. That’s not good at all. My Son did a year in a half already in Los Angeles County jail from September 30,2012 to April 17,2014 Can someone please help me to find out what is going on, because my son should not be in The State Hospital

  96. Eric’s my son he’s been locked up up for 34 days, for probabal cause for armed robbery he’s in
    Innocent. No paperwork.no record, no feleonies. Good kid 19 yes old.3 beautiful kids crying everynight family man.bond at 20thousand can any one plz help me bring .my son home. Thank you…..

  97. My sister is going to have to plead guilty to something she didn’t do. We have a good lawyer but because We can’t afford to hire a toxoigist they said it is wrong but if she’s found guilty then it would be more punishment. I’m a drug addict and alcoholic my sister is not. She works for wic with children and has never had a speeding ticket. Please contact me asap this happens in the next 10 days. Its unbelievable what this county does to innocent people. Our lawyer said she’s confendent she could win with the help.

  98. I am absolutely stunned of the fact that citizens of the United States of America are being charged with crimes they did not commit and spending all their hard earned money as well as their families money and losing their minds trying to understand how this is even possible but the most shocking fact is there is absolutely nothing that can be done about this situation until the innocent person charged has been through complete and impossible to comprehend torture before they have a chance to prove they are innocent of the crime they were charged with illegal. Unfortunately, it is not until they are completely broken, broke, lost and don’t know if the world they once knew was just a fantasy or a joke while their sitting in a cell in a cage somewhere that they finally can have a chance to do something about the situation. By this time, their mind has been trying to understand why or how this is possible that it may not be able to think normally anymore because the human mind cannot possibly comprehend something that it truly believed was impossible. It is pure torture when we believe our justice system when it tells us were innocent until proven guilty to have to tell ourselves that everything we’ve been told about our system is a big fat lie. We literally have to lose everything we have worked toward our whole lives to try to prove our innocence. What is going on here? Not only have we lost it all, then our attorney is begging us to take a plea deal to avoid the possibility of a longer much stiffer sentence. Of course, by that time, we’re so confused and things have happened that we’ve never thought possible that we’re so shaken, scared and broke that we accept a guilty plea, even though were innocent, so we don’t get thrown in prison forever! This is the stuff that our worst nightmare cannot even compare, by far. There is so many injustices we’ve been through and can not do anything about! This nation designs laws to strike out other laws and more laws that make another law the law. Is there really any sense to this insanity? The only people who are protected by these laws are the people who make them and the people who enforce what they perceive to be law and the rich. Blue colored America is not protected by any of these so called laws that give us rights. What rights? The constitution that have us rights in 1776 has been amended and tampered with so much within two hundred n forty years that the people of the United States of America, the land of the free, are literally in the hands of these so called amendments that give us no rights whatsoever. Our world as we once knew it is nothing but a lie we’ve been told and lived knowing and believing only to, one day, run into a situation that will almost drive us insane trying to figure out and understand how this situation is possible. Guess what, there is no reasoning because everything in our belief system is so wrong and not real there is no right or wrong answer for our human mind that just wants to understand how this can be possible. Our mind will run in circles looking for some reason or some avenue of help because there has to be something we can do about this. It’ll hit you like a Mack truck, your so screwed and can’t do anything about it until your in prison and have lost it all! So, my advice when your charged with a crime you did not commit is to hold on, be patient, it’ll work itself out…that’s what I’m told so I’ll tell you that too. Do you feel better? No, right? Well me either but guess what, there’s nothing absolutely not one thing you can do about it so check yourself in, or brace for your reality to change like a child’s mood. Good luck and so on, send a thank you card to your accusers and tell them how happy you are to be able to make certain they maintain job security. Sorry if I bored anyone with my poor me attitude. I would like to apologize sincerely for being a menace to society in advance before I have to do it in a court room full of my peers, practice makes perfect is what I’ve been told. Have a great day ignoring the obvious, just pray you don’t end up wrongfully accused but if you do, don’t think too much or try to understand it. That’s my best advice, don’t think!

  99. I was a passenger in a vehicle and we were involved in a accident when I exited the vehicle I was in from the passenger side and approached the other potty we exchanged words I go back into the passenger seat and The person I was with left the scene the lady behind fall out when the police showed up I got arrested out of the passenger seat and charged with driving she wrote a detailed Report saying I exited the passenger seat and approached her also it was all on a 911 tape when we went to court she changed her story to say I got out of the driver seat how could she write this on a police report on the night of the incident and then go to court and tell a total different story and get away with it there is a few details but I was never the driver

  100. People convicted of a crime in most peoples eyes are guilty. My brother Robert Hall is the opposite he is an innocent man sentenced to life for a crime he didn’t commit. He deserves a chance, he didn’t have the right guidance or representation he paid a lawyer Peter Scudari and John Costalas over $20,000 to defend him and they did nothing for him. They had to point the finger on somebody and that somebody was my brother he owned the home the murder took place at, that doesn’t mean he did it. This case is messy and based on hearsay that’s the only information they have for it, what this person and that person said, its ridiculous. My brother didnt have a fair trial, he man who did it elwood quillen confessed multiple times and the courts reason for not taking that in consideration is because supposedly he was already going down for a life sentence, guess who wasnt in jail long at all, him, he is walking the streets a free man. Its sad Robert deserves justice and I need all the help I can get. I am my brothers voice. He did not murder Edward williams. My brother had way too much to lose, a mother,small children, sisters, nephews,cousins, friends,neighbors, he isn’t a monster but when the story comes out of other peoples mouths everything gets switched.I need help!!!!!…I am always going to fight for my brother, FREE ROBERT HALL

  101. People convicted of a crime in most peoples eyes are guilty. My brother Robert Hall is the opposite he is an innocent man sentenced to life for a crime he didn’t commit. He been in jail since 1997.He deserves a chance, he didn’t have the right guidance or representation he paid a lawyer Peter Scudari and John Costalas over $20,000 to defend him and they did nothing for him. They had to point the finger on somebody and that somebody was my brother he owned the home the murder took place at, that doesn’t mean he did it. This case is messy and based on hearsay that’s the only information they have for it, what this person and that person said, its ridiculous. My brother didnt have a fair trial, he man who did it elwood quillen confessed multiple times and the courts reason for not taking that in consideration is because supposedly he was already going down for a life sentence, guess who wasnt in jail long at all, him, he is walking the streets a free man. Its sad Robert deserves justice and I need all the help I can get. I am my brothers voice. He did not murder Edward williams. My brother had way too much to lose, a mother,small children, sisters, nephews,cousins, friends,neighbors, he isn’t a monster but when the story comes out of other peoples mouths everything gets switched.I need help!!!!!…I am always going to fight for my brother, FREE ROBERT HALL

  102. My friend son was put in prison for life. But there is no evidence or peoof he sid this crime railroaded . can you help

  103. As a resident of NC these 20 yrs . I’ve witnessed constant abuse an misuse of authority within the complete justice system. My brother is currently still in prison for a crime against a child when in fact the judge,Da,police ,his court appointed attorney all knew while holding him in jail for almost 2 yrs . subjecting him to abuse an mistreatment of the co’s,inmates an other staff of the jail putting him on 3-4 unnecessary meds we believe to help encourage the bogus plea. He was beaten,striped an exposed to other inmates an so much more with the assistance of his attorney whom brought the plea to my brother an told him it was the best he could get him an if he didnt take the time offered he would get more at trial an all of them knowing DNA EXCLUDED HIM TWICE . Just to feel they had someone for the crime.My brother was only here 2 weeks on vacation trying to visit his family,kids,friends when they accused him of this.My mom passed 2 yrs ago without seeing her son since he had left nc 2-3 yrs.prior to these charges.He came back for a visit got up with that ex …the sole reason I sent him away from here an his life took a drastic change for the worst.Loosing his job ,freedom,rights ,kids an all within 2 weeks…the baby showed no signs of tampering but ,the ex got a boy friend she was cheating on my brother with before whom was never brought up in the investigation as well as the ex brother,uncle whom sometimes stayed within the home around the baby not to mention the brother just being released from molestation of his own daughter whom resided in the home immediately after his release but they weren’t brought up either…..he slept with that ex when he came home so because the ex,him,an the baby supposedly had the same sexual disease the told him he had no other choice but to finally except the plea even though the baby showed no recent signs of being touched. Now understand I have 6 children of my own 2 girls an I’m a true child advocate… I love kids if in anyway I even though it was slightly true I truly couldn’t speak or deal with my brother my sense of right is right an wrong is wrong along with my heart an love for children wouldn’t allow me brother or no brother.Their are constant miscourages of justice here in NC THO IT SEEMS THEY TARGET THE LESS FORTUNATE BECAUSE THEY NEED THE ASSISTANCE OF THE COURT APPT ATTORNEYS WHOM MOST ONLY SPECIALIZE IN PLEAS SO THE DEFENDANT NEVER HAVE A FAIR FIGHTING chance with inadequate ineffective representation. So with about 5 yrs left 14 already served still trying to cope with mom passing behind bar being denied even visitations prior to her passing mentally, emotionally destroyed….he hasn’t Givin up that this will eventually come to light…we stay in prayer together. Meanwhile back here in Kinston nc INVOLVED HAVE CAME UP IN THEIR PROFESSIONS AN OR RETIRING VERY COMFORTABLE. ..THE JUDGE IS RETIRING SOON,THE DA is taking his place, the lawyer has went into private practice an Co’ now captains, sergeants just to name a few…. my brother life/ rights has been takin, violated in every way just because while they’re living theirs with no type of remorse. My brother record was DWLR,TAMPERING WITH A METER BOX. ..THEN THIS….BUT THOSE WHOM WHERE PURPOSELY KEPT OUT OF THE INVESTIGATION HAD PRIORS,MORE EXTENSIVE RECORDS. ..WHEN DOES THE UNJUST END AN JUSTICE BEGAN #SMH IT’S SAD BUT WE’RE NOT GIVING UP JUSTICE REALLY NEEDS TO BE SERVED ON ALL INVOLVED.THIS CASE NEEDS REEVALUATING MY BROTHER SHOULD BE PARDONED, THEY NEED TO BE CHARGED. IT’S A DIFFRENT IN KNOWING AN NOT KNOWING THAT AN INNOCENT PERSON LIFE IS BEING DESTROYED, COVERED UP FOR POLITICAL HYPE AN OR PERSONAL GRATIFICATION. WHEN WILL IT END!

  104. As a resident of NC these 20 yrs . I’ve witnessed constant abuse an misuse of authority within the complete justice system. My brother is currently still in prison for a crime against a child when in fact the judge,Da,police ,his court appointed attorney all knew while holding him in jail for almost 2 yrs . subjecting him to abuse an mistreatment of the co’s,inmates an other staff of the jail putting him on 3-4 unnecessary meds we believe to help encourage the bogus plea. He was beaten,striped an exposed to other inmates an so much more with the assistance of his attorney whom brought the plea to my brother an told him it was the best he could get him an if he didnt take the time offered he would get more at trial an all of them knowing DNA EXCLUDED HIM TWICE . Just to feel they had someone for the crime.My brother was only here 2 weeks on vacation trying to visit his family,kids,friends when they accused him of this.My mom passed 2 yrs ago without seeing her son since he had left nc 2-3 yrs.prior to these charges.He came back for a visit got up with that ex …the sole reason I sent him away from here an his life took a drastic change for the worst.Loosing his job ,freedom,rights ,kids an all within 2 weeks…the baby showed no signs of tampering but ,the ex got a boy friend she was cheating on my brother with before whom was never brought up in the investigation as well as the ex brother,uncle whom sometimes stayed within the home around the baby not to mention the brother just being released from molestation of his own daughter whom resided in the home immediately after his release but they weren’t brought up either…..he slept with that ex when he came home so because the ex,him,an the baby supposedly had the same sexual disease the told him he had no other choice but to finally except the plea even though the baby showed no recent signs of being touched. Now understand I have 6 children of my own 2 girls an I’m a true child advocate… I love kids if in anyway I even though it was slightly true I truly couldn’t speak or deal with my brother my sense of right is right an wrong is wrong along with my heart an love for children wouldn’t allow me brother or no brother.Their are constant miscourages of justice here in NC THO IT SEEMS THEY TARGET THE LESS FORTUNATE BECAUSE THEY NEED THE ASSISTANCE OF THE COURT APPT ATTORNEYS WHOM MOST ONLY SPECIALIZE IN PLEAS SO THE DEFENDANT NEVER HAVE A FAIR FIGHTING chance with inadequate ineffective representation. So with about 5 yrs left 14 already served still trying to cope with mom passing behind bar being denied even visitations prior to her passing mentally, emotionally destroyed….he hasn’t Givin up that this will eventually come to light…we stay in prayer together. Meanwhile back here in Kinston nc INVOLVED HAVE CAME UP IN THEIR PROFESSIONS AN OR RETIRING VERY COMFORTABLE. ..THE JUDGE IS RETIRING SOON,THE DA is taking his place, the lawyer has went into private practice an Co’ now captains, sergeants just to name a few…. my brother life/ rights has been takin, violated in every way just because while they’re living theirs with no type of remorse. My brother record was DWLR,TAMPERING WITH A METER BOX. ..THEN THIS….BUT THOSE WHOM WHERE PURPOSELY KEPT OUT OF THE INVESTIGATION HAD PRIORS,MORE EXTENSIVE RECORDS. ..WHEN DOES THE UNJUST END AN JUSTICE BEGAN #SMH IT’S SAD BUT WE’RE NOT GIVING UP JUSTICE REALLY NEEDS TO BE SERVED ON ALL INVOLVED.THIS CASE NEEDS REEVALUATING MY BROTHER SHOULD BE PARDONED, THEY NEED TO BE CHARGED. IT’S A DIFFRENT IN KNOWING AN NOT KNOWING THAT AN INNOCENT PERSON LIFE IS BEING DESTROYED, COVERED UP FOR POLITICAL HYPE AN OR PERSONAL GRATIFICATION. WHEN WILL IT END! Then upon his release between 2022-2024 the judge stipulated he is not to return to the state of nc. Somebody please help us in anyway possible. #completlyrailroaded

  105. My son was falsely accused a child exploitation they scared him into a plea you got 20 years they wouldn’t give him a lie detector test he appealed got a new court appointed lawyer and he gave him a lie detector test and he passed it I know he’s innocent and you would all the time and the only reason it’s Federal does a SD card that they found is made in Taiwan he hasn’t been in that much trouble so we don’t understand what’s going on could you please give us some advice

  106. HI first let me start by saying I have not yet been convicted but am facing an assault family violence case in which I’m innocent the alleged victim has even come forth and even made stated that concern an assault never took place the alleged victim has his ground on thus from the moment the police arrived even with all that the police choose to file charges on me because my husband by his own admission got a large bump on his forehead after he flipped our coffee table he has submit sworn affadavides and yet I’m still going to face trial I feel as though this prosecutor has it out for me I have no record of violence in anyway. I unfortunately do not have a lot of confidence in my court appointed attorney as she never coats me and doesn’t really seem to believe I’m innocent. So even though I’m represented I feel like I’m facing this alone. Dies anyone have any adice of one things I should look for during jury selection and what mind of things should my attorney be asking also once and hopefully I get found not guilty what are my right’s against the state for false arresting me and charging me.

  107. I need help please
    I’m so tired of being told the same story.
    I know my daughter is innocent I was there.
    My daughter has bipolar and dementia
    But know of this was taken into account. And the fact
    it’s a,long story

  108. Laura Winterfeldt

    Can someone tell me how to go about fighting for a man who was sentenced to 14 years but is innocent. He , as many others took a plea bargain after being told he could get 30 years. He was offered 4 – 6 month in a program in a plea bargain and the judge threw it out. He is innocent as so many who take the plea bargain. Please help me in a direction to go.

  109. Anthony etter

    Maxim was convicted of a crime that you didn’t do at the time I couldn’t afford an attorney to help him. If you can help me or text me let me know

  110. My name is Audrey Reed I am 49 years old. I am a hospice clinician. In 2014 I was falsely accused of animal cruelty and abandonment. March 2015 I was convicted by jury after the judge gave erroneous instrucrions to the jury, ineffective counsel, I was not allowed to face my accuser, and I was convicted of the crime on hearsay evidence. The dogs was my 21 yr old sons dog he was dog sitting 1 of the dogs which was a family friends. With this conviction i can not work in my field for 10 years. This wrongful conviction has costed me my whole life. Lawyer after lawyer has taken my money with no helpful results. I know there is help out there somewhere I just dont know where to look. So if you could help me with this matter I would be eternally greatful .

    Sincerely yours,
    Audrey

  111. Elizabeth Michel

    How to prove a inmates innocence..

  112. I am typing this with high & hopeful
    intentions on convincing
    an attorney,we have a winning case,with
    provided services.Falsely charged with the murder
    of Stephanie Daniel, my brother, Christopher Scoggins,
    is an inmate at theGordon County Jail,and in desperate
    need of representation for himself & justice for the family
    of the deceased victim.Christopher Scoggins had full custody
    of his three children prior to incident,and was working full time
    For Tony Thomason.Was living his life,on all accounts, for his
    childrens advantage.Now, the above said defendant incarcerated,
    Financial funds are scarce .Please help,to have this mendacious
    charge dropped,considering my brother was also a victim of this
    resentful crime.Christopher was held against his own will.
    The man whom shot and killed Ms.Daniel,was also charged
    and is incarcerated at the same facility,and admitted to fellow inmates that my brother was innocent.That,he,himself,murdered Ms.Daniel.Also,i obtain a letter,with written admittance,from the
    above said,Mr.Charles.
    Need pro brono Representation.
    ****IF help isnt available,a name,
    organization
    or a list of resources useful for
    this case would be much
    appreciated.
    Thanks & have a Blessed day
    Please respond via paper,e-mail,or phone…..
    Crystal Scoggins
    130 Walraven Way SE
    Calhoun,Ga 30701
    crystalraescoggins89@gmail.com
    706-383-8648

  113. In need of guidance for my son.He has been charged with capital murder and he is incarcerated and I need help on his case please feel free to look the case up The Fred Pohnka murder in little rock. ..

  114. I had two homes
    Two properties a truck & a boat. Me and my step dad worked for years to have this…. when he passed away not only did I loose the only dad I ever had, but he was also my best friend! All of our assets then became my mother’s… before he passed away, we were in the hospital his daughters that I barely new thought he was on his death bed. They never came around till then,. I was holding his hand and they sat on a bench talking about what they were going to get. Thinking he was totally out of it, he struggled to sit up telling me. “I don’t even know who the hell they are!”. I thought for a second did he know what he was talking about? Then he said. “your my boy and that’s that!”. He knew what he was talking about. He passed away a couple of months later. Him and my mom were together most of my life. Married for about 35years…. after he died those people harassed me and my mom all day and all night if and when possible…….for months they continued……. then one day my mom said I’ve had enough! She made up power of attorney papers signing everything to me. She then asked me for the truck that my dad had left me so she could get out of here, so I handed her the keys and said I love you mom…. a few months later wile I was working out of town these people show up with the police and tell my fiance and her two small children to get out! She asked could she get some clothes for the babies and the Alexander police told her no! Gave no warning,no eviction,nothing!!! My safe was bolted to the floor in that house had every thing of importance in it! All legal papers,the power of attorney papers, a very large coin collection of mine and even my cash for bills! I rushed back in to town to get home n when I got there I was not allowed back on the property nor was I served with any legal paperwork! I have now bean homeless for about two years. I have nothing no ride nothing! Not even a job that I kept for 30+ years! My GMC Sierra stepside that I paid 20+thousand dollars for,. They even kept it! Illegally my phone number is 501-860-8195

  115. Who do I go to and where do I start to get the help I need to car my name

  116. 1995. I was sentence 2 years probation showing material to a minor which I didn’t 1 1/2 later my probation made me a sex offender cause I were black but the judge didn’t that’s why I pleaded for 22 years I’ve been going threw slot how can I go back to court

  117. Herman Broughton

    I am Herman Broughton of Pinellas County & have been Coerced & Misadvised into Wrongful-Convictions which then became Unconstitutional because of Incompetent-Trial-Attorneys whom assisted in my -6th & -14th Amend.Rights being VIOLATED in this ongoing Manifest Injustice being allowed by our -6th J.C.C.
    Because I’m amongst Society’s-Less-Fortunate…& my Case claims are of Political-in-Nature…it’s extremely difficult to obtain Competent-Post-Conviction-Counsel…even though I possess the EVIDENCES that Sustains my Claims, including Fed.Civ.Rules&Proc.#56 as indisputable-grounds for REVERSAL & REMAND!!
    Please contact me for PROOF of my Claims & assist me in Rectifying my Rights, as well as those Rights of the many other WRONGFULLY-CONVICTED!!

    Sincerely-In-Truth,

    Bro. Herman Broughton
    @…maikumc.detruth@gmail.com

  118. Herman Broughton

    I am Herman Broughton…& was Wrongfully-Convicted due to Trial-Attorneys-Incompetence clearly demonstrated by their Coerced-Misadvised-Counsel which then VIOLATED my -6th & 14th Amend.Rights as a conclusive result. Instead of Investigating, Filing Motions-To-Compel, or even DISMISS…as I “Begged” (See: Transcripts)…they Misadvised me to take Pleas to Wrongful-Convictions.
    There were No Prosecuting-Evidences, I did not commit neither alleged-crime against my person, yet still “Duped” due to my being counted amongst Society’s-Less-Fortunate!!
    The N.A.A.C.P. came out & CONFIRMED my RIGHTS being VIOLATED in Aug. 2011 (See: Confirmation-Letter)…still, I was FRIVOLOUSLY denied my Meritorious-Claims.
    I have extensive-proof & SUSTAINING-EVIDENCES that proves my Claims & demonstrates this MANIFEST INJUSTICE!!
    However, since mine is a Case considered POLITICAL…then, it’s difficult to obtain an EMPATHETIC & COMPETENT Post-Convictions-Attorney…one whose willing to take-on a “Winnable-Case” pro-bono.
    Please consider the NUMBER of people suffering this same TRAVESTY…& assist me in finishing achieving VICTORY as a Final-Result of Justice gained from this Clear-Case of MANIFEST INJUSTICE!!

    Sincerely-In-Truth,

    Bro. Herman Broughton
    @…maikumc.detruth@gmail.com

  119. My son was wrongfully convicted also. There was no evidence that he done anything. We couldnt afford a good lawyer so we got a court appointed one. What a waste of time. My sons in jail now for 4 more months and when he gets out Hes gotta take some kind of sex therapy which will cost someone said 100 bucks a class and if you dont do it youll go to prison for 5 years. My son is so worried and talking about suicide. I cant take it. We been through alot and for him to talk that way upsets me so mucOh so you spring traph . If something happens to him i will plaster all the local newspapers and the courts over it. I no my son is innocent and they scared him into pleading guilty. This is hopkins county court system. Madisonville ky. His lawyer told us that all they cared about was the money. What a shame make my son g
    O to jail and ruin his life forever

  120. I am here trying to get help with my son in jail for murder that he didn’t commit .. Can you help me or refer me to someone else .
    Thank you Essie Selvie

  121. Douglas Thurber

    I have never been convicted of a sex offense but because of a paperwork mistake at DOJ I was forced to register as one, putting my life in grave danger. My attorney on the case failed to file in time so now I’m in need of help finding a new attorney, can anyone help, the case is in California.

  122. My stepson lives in Georgia has been recently convicted of capital murder but he did not commit any murder. The murder took place in an upstairs apartment by his friends which he had no knowledge of until he was arrested. A desperate mother in need of help.

  123. Eduardo Guizar

    I was set up by the mother of my son. Like any other normal visit (court ordered) i got to where my son (3yrs old at time) was living with his mother, for our regular 4 hr visit every two weeks in 2013. It was the agreement between us since she wouldn’t allow him to travel out of the county since I was 3hrs away. I got to the house and things were “off.” My son was histeric he was clinging from her neck did not want to leave. Not normal, on other visits my son would be ready for me to take him out and play. I already knew she had been telling him things, my little boy would tell me things like my mom says to call you “stupid” and “she says your not my dad.” The mother and i didnt speak to each other, it was pointless. It was her way or nothing. She approached me with my crying son clinging on to her neck in her left arm and the right one tucked in between him and her, i reached out to grab my son’s waist trying to calm him down mentioning the park and the pancakes we ate every morning on our visits that he loved, but as soon as i was doing that with her right arm she swung over my son and hit me on the left side of my forehead hard, at first i thought she had punched me, but as soon as o lifted my head i saw blood, my left eye blacked out and she quickly hit me twice in the neck, at that moment i saw the knife in her hand and threw my hands over my head and i received the 4th and final hit on the back of my left tricep. As i was realizing what was happening i backed up from her looking for my cell thinking shes gonna go to jail. She puts my son down runs towards me, i take off as fast as i can. My car still parked with my cell inside. I realized shes heading back towards her house, I stopped at the closest house in sight, banging on the door a man came out i was covered in blood, i yelled please call the cops someone tried to kill me. Scared of her coming back or injuring my son i was helplessly just waiting for police, the man had me lay down on his front yard awaiting help. Only to find out I’m being put under arrest in an ambulance. According to the officer she called the cops first. Before anything she said i was outside with a weapon, though the police took the knife from her (that i never touched). I was hospitalized then transferred to jail. Was bailed out by my parents who were wondering where i was at since i was supposed to pick my siblings that had been at an aunts close by for winter break. I waited two years just to be told that the case was dropped, there was never a hearing, nor did they give my lawyer any info. At family Court i have presented much proof from some of her relatives and people who know her. I also got a letter from one of her ex coworker who admitted to me she was offering him and other money to whoever was willing to kill me. One of the many reason why i left this woman. I need help court is over looking these details while i pay for all these investigations, no negative feedback about me, issues with the mom though. Shes been a major problem for me. My son almost 6yrs now, beggs to come home with me. Please help.

  124. My son just got convicted of rape n domestic violence. He gets sentenced on the 22 of august max 30 years he is 31 and has 5 kids it is his new baby mama that charged him also she is white my name is kesa criss n i dont no what 2 do 415 261 5381

  125. My boyfriend was accused of shaking his 2 month baby girl and has spent the last four years on Rikers Island where they broke his arm, bashed his face against a wall, and they continue to torment him to this day. Trial started and the judge was very bias he didn’t let my boyfriend lawyer ask the questions she needed to ask, he yelled at her, called her “cheeky” and also denied her the opportunity to put a well known medical examiner on the stand as a witness for the defence, on top of that the judge told the defence he was going tk hold her in contempt if she kept talking when all she did was what she was paid to do but he allowed the DA to put numerous amount of people on the stand and had no problem with there form of questioning. I know in this type of situation people say their loved ones are innocent because that’s what they believe, but in my situation I know he is innocent. How can you say a baby has whiplash shaking when there is no physical abuse or physical evidence to support that. His baby girl arrived at the hospital unconscious because she choked on her own vomit and we had doctors that proved that. His daughter was overdosed and had a surgery that caused her to develop bleeding in the brain. My boyfriend loved his baby and he would of never done anything to hurt her. I need help, who can I call or write that could help my boyfriend with his case?

  126. my sister is in jail now and has ben siting there for months now no court nothing a six year old dropped my 3 mth old niece and when she droped her she crushed my nieces skull sadly she killed my niece well the gpi has been doing the case my sister also have a 3 year old whom is now in dhr custody because my sister is awaiting trail or whatever they are doing seems to me nothing at all well the dhr is trying to adopt my nephew out to the folster parents which is so wrong in my eyes he has so much family that wants him we have no visitation nothing they wont even try to help us get him it seems like they are working against us I been following up on my sisters case thank god for the internet because it seems like I am doing more than her lawyer it seems he doesn’t even wanna help prove she is innocent long story short my niece and nephew was a sleep my sister was in gthe kitchen washing the dishes and the six year old snuck into her room and the baby must have woke up well she pick my niece up so hard she snatched her arm out of socket then on the way to take her to my sister she had already dropped her my sister was in shock she called the ambulance they really tried to save her I was there this was the saddest loss a family could go through my sister didn’t even have her daughters ashes in her hands for 20 minutes and gpi came and arrested her she has talked to them everytime they asked to talk to her like she said she has nothing to hide give me a lie detector test oh no they wont I have ben to her court dates but they have all ben for my nephew and this city seems so crooked I have never in my life sen stuff that goes on here any help from anyone would be appreciated…

  127. Nathan Williams

    I am a wrongfully accused also and looking for help. The mother of the ” victim ” accused her grandfather of touching and molestation. She told her kids about this. Was a heavy drug user. I watched her kids along with my then girlfriends twin brother and sister and nothing was ever brought up and there was two other kids at the house as well that night. Two boys a total of five and all the adults as well but yet I was accused of touching this girl inappropriately and I also right after was lied on by a copy here a narcotics officer of selling methadone to a person and being on tape. The put the charges on the same court date and I wanted to take it to trial but my public defender made me take a plea of indisent liberties with a minor. I had to do 28 months In prison and no other priors but paraphernalia cause i was 14 and 16 and got caught with a bong and a pipe. I had a daughter with my ex mind you and loved them both so much. I’d never do anything like this. Now while I was locked up the mother got hit by a car while walking across the street and died. She lied in court saying she took her to a doctor the “victim “. And the doctor said she was touched. Come to find out she did take her like four days later but the doctor said everything was okay I heard. I don’t know but I didn’t touch the girl and never would. I want to clear my name very bad. I get called a child molester. I don’t see my daughter.

  128. I need somebody’s advice. My son is in the Randolph County jail in Asheboro, NC. He has been there since March 21, 2016 for a charge his estranged wife and her mother made up on him. They had him jailed with the charge of indecent liberties with a miner and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. His attorney says there is evidence to prove this. The judge has requested he get a copy of the text and read it for himself. I talked with the attorney this morning and he said on Thursday of this week (the 18th) he expected him to drop the felony and at least give him a bond to get out. What are your thoughts on this. I am his mother and mentally and physically exhausted. Please I need some help. I appreciate all of your help.

  129. How are we any better if we give advice to wrong the government which has wrongfully convicted us? I choose to wait on God and let Vengeance be his if we keep the faith God will see us through!

  130. My son was wrongfully convicted and falsely charged of a crime that he didn’t commit and he’s freedom was tooling away from him now people are calling him a rapest behind this and there wasn’t no proof given to show that he committed this act and he’s been kicked out of school and JROTC behind this incident. Please help free the wrongfully accused and convicted.

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