Grant Clemency for Pamela Jacobazzi
  • Petitioned Illinois Governor

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Illinois Governor
Gov. Patrick Quinn

Grant Clemency for Pamela Jacobazzi

    1. Petition by

      Illinois Innocence Project

Pamela Jacobazzi is an innocent woman in prison. She was wrongly convicted of first-degree murder. Pamela was a daycare provider and was providing care for a 10-month-old boy that had many pre-existing medical conditions. During trial, the jury only heard testimony that the infant was a healthy baby. Due to the State's theory of a violent shaking, Pamela was sentenced to 32 years in prison. Since her conviction, the case has been reviewed by many medical experts who have testified that the baby had serious medical issues prior to the day he became seriously ill in Pamela's care that contributed to or caused the baby's collapse. Despite over a decade of pro bono defense provided by Chicago-area attorney Anthony Sasson and efforts from the Illinois Innocence Project to assist Pamela's legal fight, the DuPage County Circuit Court has denied her post-conviction petition and her request for a new trial based on ineffective assistance of counsel. Given the court's inability to act, we are petitioning Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to grant clemency to Ms. Jacobazzi based on her actual innocence as shown by the medical evidence and to release Pam from prison.

Illinois Governor
Gov. Patrick Quinn, Illinois
Pamela Jacobazzi is an innocent woman in prison. The justice system has been unable to correct its wrongful conviction of an innocent woman. Please grant clemency to Pam so that she may return to her family.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jerry Pike LAKE WORTH, FL
      • about 1 month ago

      Sounds like the only fair thing to do, all things considered.

    • nicholas altman EDMOND, OK
      • 10 months ago

      The justice system has been unable to correct its wrongful conviction of an innocent woman. Please grant clemency to redeem our justice system which has failed to offer justice to an innocent citizen and robbed a decade from her life.

    • Kathleen Ryan GLEN ELLYN, IL
      • 10 months ago


    • Mary Ann Knight BLOOMINDGALE, IL
      • 10 months ago

      I believe that Pam Was convicted of a crime that she did not do. Please read all the evidence and change the verdict.. Set her free.

    • Mark Iacobazzi BLOOMINGDALE, IL
      • 11 months ago

      When new technologiy comes out that would release a person who is innocent of the crime orignally, I feel the system should be open to this and not turn there cheek. The system needs to put on their big boy pants and admit to the wrong done to Pamela Iacobazzi without making excuses. I think we would respect our system of justice more if they admitted to the wrong.


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