• Petitioning Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern

This petition will be delivered to:

Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern
Executive Councilor Christopher Pappas
Executive Councilor Debora Pignatelli
Governor Maggie Hassan
Executive Councilor Christopher Sununu
Executive Councilor Joseph Kenney


    1. MaryEllen Digiacomo
    2. Petition by

      MaryEllen Digiacomo



For those who are unfamiliar with Pame's case, please note the following:  Pamela Smart, who was not present during the murder of her husband, Gregg, and has maintained her innocence for twenty (24) years, has a sentence of despair and one without hope--Life without the possibility of parole. 

As it stands now, she will never go before a parole board.  The teenagers who killed her husband, and admitted it, took plea bargains in exchange for falsely naming Pame as the "mastermind."  Otherwise, they would be serving her sentence.  Instead, two are now released and the other two will be released in 2015 or sooner. 

Something is wrong with this picture. Pamela's is not a wasted llife.  She has earned two master's degrees with high honors while incarcerated and makes a difference in the lives of so many women she tutors, counsels and teaches on a daily basis.  She will not allow them to give up - nor will she. 

Despite being brutally attacked in prison, an unprovoked assault which required plastic surgery and the insertion of a metal plate in her face and additional surgery on her leg which causes daily pain, she continues to help others.  As she has many times in the past, she recently saved another inmate from committing suicide.  Her only path to freedom is with the help of the Governor of New Hampshire who has the power to reduce or commute her sentence. 

One wrongfully accused and unjustly convicted person is too many, especially if it's someone you love.  Please consider signing the petition below to free yet one more innocent person.  Thank you. 

Recent signatures


    1. Great Interview with the director of Captivated

      MaryEllen Digiacomo
      Petition Organizer
      Interview: Jeremiah Zagar on HBO's "Captivated"

      Here's a little history lesson. Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart , premiering Monday, August 18 on HBO, tells the story of the highly publicized murder trial of Pamela Smart, who in 1990 was convicted of killing her husband, Greg Smart in Derry, New Hampshire. The Smart trials marked the first time in the U.S.

    2. Thank you from Pamela Smart

      MaryEllen Digiacomo
      Petition Organizer

      This is a letter from Pamela Smart to all of those who support her.

      Dear Supporters,
      Thank you so much for signing the Petition. I am grateful for all your support. It has been so encouraging to see how many of you have taken the time to note your belief that I deserve a new trial. It has definitely been a long and tiring journey these past twenty-four years, and your support helps renew my resolve to continue fighting this incredible injustice. Your kindness and support mean so much to me and inspires my strength to press on through this storm. May you be blessed for your courage and willingness to stand up for fairness and justice. Be kind to yourself and others. Pamela

    3. Reached 1,500 signatures
    4. Boys who killed Gregg Smart are free

      MaryEllen Digiacomo
      Petition Organizer
      Shooter, accomplice in Smart case on work release

      While Pamela Smart continues to serve a life sentence for her role in the murder of her husband, News 9 has learned that the other four people convicted in the crime are all now out of prison. Click to watch News 9's coverage.

    5. Please spread the word!

      MaryEllen Digiacomo
      Petition Organizer

      Pame's birthday is this week. Please spread her petition around so we can get more signatures. We are petitioning the Governor to consider parole so PLEASE help any way you can! Thank you so much for your support!

    6. Reached 1,000 signatures
    7. Tomorrow is Pame's Bday.

      MaryEllen Digiacomo
      Petition Organizer

      Lets get to 1000 signatures by tomorrow.

    8. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Mark Terry HAVERHILL, MA
      • 1 day ago

      The sensational nature of her trial is in itself reason to step back and take a new unbiased look at this case, and the extreme sentence she received in contrast to the lighter sentence given to the killer.

    • paige sullivan SOUTHWICK, MA
      • 2 days ago

      I think the trial and conviction was extremely unfair.

    • ruth lyons LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 days ago

      I feel she wasn't given an adequate defense, the huge media coverage made it impossible for it to be a fair trial

    • ashley wright SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 days ago

      I believe that Pamela Smart is innocent

      • 6 days ago

      Unfair trial!!!


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