HELP this innocent mother and child.
  • Petitioned The Governor of MD

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The Governor of MD
Maryland Governor

HELP this innocent mother and child.

    1. Petition by

      Committee to Vindicate Valerie Carlton


Governor O'Malley we are aware that you are realizing the magnitude of injustice which is clearly out of control in your state. This misuse of the criminal justice system, for civil purposes, must be investigated as well as the systematic torture and abuse in an American prison of an innocent woman, intended to make her to plead guilty and prevent her from ever seeing her daughter in a custody matter. She needs and deserves your imediate assistance and nothing less. Please visit for more information

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. 10,000 Signatures Needed to Bring Jailed Mom Home Before Christmas/Hanukkah

      According to the Committee to Vindicate Valerie Carlton, Ms. Carlton is a 42-year-old mother who was incarcerated in Maryland on 28 charges including 15 felonies and all but one of the charges was dropped for lack of evidence. According to court documents Ms. Carlton did plead “no contest” to a misdemeanor protective order violation for sending an email to her daughter’s first grade teacher and was sentenced to time served --13 months in solitary. Ms. Carlton now sits in jail again, waiting for a decision by NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo as to whether she will be extradited back to Maryland on an assault charge – to be returned to the private detention center where she and four others allege she was beaten and tortured. Her supporters hope to obtain enough signatures on a petition to prevent the extradition; their goal is to shed light on what they believe is a misuse of the criminal justice system and bring about a full investigation of the case.

    3. Reached 500 signatures
    4. Please read and share widely.

      Phyllis Chesler's article about what she describes as "This is quite possibly the worst custody case in 20th and 21st century America."

    5. New court date set for Valerie in Rockland County of December 8

      At this week's hearing in Rockland County Supreme Court, Judge Kelly said he has been made aware that the Governor of New York has asked for 30 days to review the case, so it is not yet in the judge's jurisdiction to make a decision. And, he refused to grant bail. Valerie Carlton continues to languish in jail and will be there for at least another month. Please share information about this case with your friends -- send them to We only have approximately 3 weeks while the case is being reviewed and we hope to get 10,000 signatures on this petition. Thank you to all that have supported this cause.

    6. The Valerie Carlton Case...Again

      Bill Anderson, a widely read blogger who has followed Valerie’s case for years, just published this piece. Please share this information with your friends, email contacts and any listserv you belong to who can help spread the word.

    7. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Ed Daley NOTTINGHAM, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      Helping a father that had/is going through the exact PERSECUTION that Valerie went through: trumped up charges of child abuse, jailed in HFDC. solitary confinement, 23 hours in cell and maybe one hour out. baited assault, crooked HFC public defenders, crooked sheriff's office. HFCDSS, crooked CPS no funds for a private lawyer, suffering much PTSD, after 7years of wife lying about domestic violence when in fact she was/is the violent one removing her husband from his home and children 3 x in 7 years by falsified Protective Orders. 5 of 8 chilldren placed in foster care. Lost most of his customers in a thriving 15 year lawn care business becasue of guilty before proven innocent media coverage that went viral on local media and the internet. He is now suffering great depression and may be suicidal

    • Robert Blomberg, jr. LAKEWOOD, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      It's criminal to overthrow our constitution, this isn't consistent with the document of our nation but is dictatorial and immoral.

    • Sandra Levy BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing this petition because the most important person in a YOUNG child's life is their MOTHER. My Mom died when we were young and my Dad tried to be Mom & dad to us but it doesn't work. He was wonderful However my youngest sister was emotionally damaged till this day and she is in her mid 60s.

    • Lena Rodov BROOKLYN, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      because i believe in justice!

    • Sarah Bork BROOKLYN, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      Misuse of the criminal justice sysem


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