• Petitioning Jerry Brown

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Jerry Brown

Governor Jerry Brown: Grant Clemency for the California Twelve

    1. Petition by

      California Innocence Project

Wrongful convictions are a continuing problem in the United States justice system.  The news media is filled with reports where individuals have spent decades in prison for crimes they did not commit.  Unfortunately, this is only part of the story.

Over the last 13 years, the California Innocence Project (“CIP”) has exonerated 11 individuals who were wrongfully convicted and served a combined total of more than 113 years in prison for crimes they did not commit.  In fact, you may have even heard about their most recent exoneree, Brian Banks.  What you haven’t heard about are the California 12.  CIP has identified 12 innocent clients, many who have been found innocent by a judge, yet remain incarcerated.  On April 27, 2013, CIP will begin a march from San Diego to Sacramento to hand-deliver clemency petitions to the Governor of California on behalf of these clients:

Please sign this petition to encourage Governor Brown to free these wrongfully convicted inmates.  To read more about their cases, visit our website at InnocenceMarch.com.  

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 30,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Rosalie Roder LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 12 days ago

      Wow it's worse than I thought. They are found innocent and what is the grounds for keeping them imprisoned? It's so wrong it hurts. Something really needs to be done to impinge on this "holier than thou - we can do anything we want if it makes money system!!

    • Selene Jacobs SACRAMENTO, CA
      • 13 days ago

      Charge the guilty, protect the INNOCENT!

    • juanita draper PACHECO, CA
      • 14 days ago

      I belive it

    • Tracy Dekker PITTSBURG, CA
      • 17 days ago

      Plain and simple... INNOCENT. What a tragic situation. Where are the Death Penalty supporters that can be heard asking "why should taxpayers support these people while they live in prison?" now? We are supporting these innocent people and now you're not complaining?

    • Renae Edwards LONG BEACH, CA
      • 22 days ago

      My Fiancé has been in prison for 21 years for a crime he did not commit. We need help in this fight to prove his innocence and bring him home where he belongs.


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