Token of Appreciation to ALL Supporters Who Stand With Me in My Pursuit of Freedom, Justice, and Equality
I can’t thank everyone enough for your support. I’ve read EVERYONE’s comments. At times, tears of joy escape my eyes when I’m reading your letters, emails, and comments. After fighting for 20 years against a malicious prosecution, hearing your encouraging, powerful, and inspirational words assure me that I’m not alone. There’s a lot of concerned people in society who are outraged about innocent people such as myself in prison.
I was able to stay in the Warehouse Material Handling class I was in when I just recently returned back from court. I just received another opportunity to further my education to put to use when I come home. I am now certified in OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and NCCER (National Center for Construction Educational Resources) through their 10 hour safety course. Please know that I am not just sitting here – where I do not belong – collecting dust.
I would like to share an inspirational experience that just took place between me an an intern that was working on my case through the PA Innocence Project. This young individual’s job was to dissect my whole case, then make a compelling presentation to the Innocence Project Board showing my innocence. Not only did this intern get my case accepted, but this intern did a better job than most attorneys. I’ve spooken to this intern and received visits. The following is a departing letter to me from this intern, whose name I will not reveal out of respect for their privacy:
“Thank you for your call today. It was a pleasure to talk to you before I left the office. I am writing to tell you that your case is the most important thing that I have ever worked on. It is incredible to me that you are still so productive and upbeat after spending nearly two decades in prison for a crime you did not commit. You are a true inspiration.
Your case has motivated me to keep fighting against injustice. As I mentioned on the hpone, I want to become a public defender so that I can help keep wrongfully accused people out of prison. Ideally, our criminal justice system would work the way that it is supposed to and no one would ever be wrongfully convicted. However, prosecutors, judges, and juries are all human. They all make mistakes. I want to be in a position to make surethat these mistakes do not lead to disaster, as they did for you.
I am going back to school in a few weeks, but I will be sure to stay updated on your appeal as it progresses.”
I wanted to share this with you, my supporters. My 20-year nightmare has not only had an impact on someone who helped get my case accepted by the PA Innocence Project, but it also prompted them to seek a career out of fighting to save innocent people from going to prison.
Besides living in this nightmare, I’m okay. I feel my time is near for me to get totally vindicated. Can’t wait for that day, the day I’m reunited with my family once and for all. I hope everyone is enjoying what’s left of summer nad life is treating you good. Please continue to speak out against my injsutice and encourage others to do the same along with signing my Freedom Petition. For those who are in a position to contribute financially, anything will be appreciated.
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