CLEMENCY FOR FRANKIE PORTER! Governor Kasich please commute the 200-500 sentence for Frankie Porter to the 23 years of time that he has served.
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CLEMENCY FOR FRANKIE PORTER! Governor Kasich please commute the 200-500 sentence for Frankie Porter to the 23 years of time that he has served.

    1. Twila Belle
    2. Petition by

      Twila Belle

      Claremont, CA

My brother Frankie has served 23 years in prison for his role in a series of restaurant robberies where no one was physically injured. His first parole hearing isn't until 2035! He was 18, in 1991, when he made this terrible series of mistakes. Please give him a 2nd chance!

We miss him and we want to see our son and brother home!

Learn more about Frankie and his story at http://freefrankieporter.com

Learn more about the documentary film in which Frankie’s story is told at http://coolerbandits.com

 Our deepest gratitude to you for signing this petition!

Twila Belle (Frankie's sister)
Fanta Weems (Frankie's sister)
Frankie Thompson (Frankie's father)
Lynette Thompson (Frankie's mother)

 

To:
Ohio Governor
Governor Kasich please commute the 200-500 sentence for Frankie Porter to the 23 years of time that he has served.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. Thank you Michelle Alexander for your support!

      Twila Belle
      Petition Organizer

      Michelle Alexander author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness signs and support our petition.

      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michelle-Alexander/168304409924191?ref=ts&fref=ts

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Harry Belafonte Supports Frankie!

      Twila Belle
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you Harry Belafonte for Posting our clemency petition for Frankie Porter: https://www.facebook.com/harrybelafonte

      Harry Belafonte

      Harry Belafonte. 109,404 likes · 1,154 talking about this. An actor, humanitarian, and the acknowledged "King of Calypso," Harry Belafonte ranked among the most seminal performers of the postwar era.

    5. Reached 750 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Ronald Cohen GARY, IN
      • 14 days ago

      I saw the Cooler Bandits film and believe that it is time to releaase Frankie Porter! Enough is enough.

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    • autry chambliss MIAMI, FL
      • 15 days ago

      Twenty yrs is enough... 10 yrs was enough

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    • Alma V. White GARY, IN
      • 15 days ago

      Enough is Enough!!!!! 23 years is much to long for a non violent crime.

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    • Andres Feliciano NEW ORLEANS, LA
      • 21 days ago

      Locking this man away for life for what he did as a teen is not justice. It's cowardice.

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    • Claudia Bolden KENT, OH
      • 25 days ago

      To support he and his family. All the other guys involved have been released.

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