Please help: A Judge found our Mom to be Innocent but she might have to go back to prison!!
  • Petitioned John Kasich

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Ohio Governor
John Kasich

Please help: A Judge found our Mom to be Innocent but she might have to go back to prison!!

    1. Petition by

      Courtney Smith

      Lorain, OH

For 15 years, our loving mother, Nancy Smith, was imprisoned for a crime that she did not commit.  When we were only children -- ages 5 -16 -- the police came to our house and took our mother away in handcuffs.  We will never forget that terrible memory.  

After the trial, even though we were seperated and only able to see our mom in prison a few times a year, we all struggled day in and day out to prove our mom's innocence.  Over time, more and more evidence came to light confirming what we had known all along -- our loving, caring, and hardworking mother Nancy -- was suffering in prison for a crime that she did not commit.    

The nightmare finally came to an end, three years ago, when a Judge declared our mom innocent of any crime and acquitted her.  But, due to a legal technicality, that acquittal was overturned by a court that did not dispute our mom's innocence.  Now, she may be taken away from us again and forced to serve a minimum of another fifteen years in prison.  In order to save our mom and our family, we have respectfully requested that Ohio Governor Kasich grant our mom clemency.  

Please learn about the case and then sign our petition asking that Governor Kasich pardon Nancy Smith.  (Please sign even if you don't live in Ohio)

Our Mom's case has been featured on


Anderson Cooper:

The Ohio News Network:

Watch Judge Burge acquit our mom of all charges:

For articles and documents in Nancy's case that prove her innocence clickt here:

and read her clemency petition here:

Thank you for your support!!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • urszula mazurczyk BAY SHORE, NY
      • 9 months ago

      The injustice is horrible.I would not wish this on anyone.

    • Bradley Heider LORAIN, OH
      • 9 months ago

      I know one of the mother's involved and i think she lied about what happened to get money from settlement.

      • 10 months ago

      she is innocent

    • Lauren Jesperson CORVALLIS, OR
      • 10 months ago

      My dad was also falsely accused and we lost his for 6 long years until he won his appeal and now, 5 years after he was released we are still fighting the UNjustice system to keep him a free man. It is not fair, and i pray you family will get through this and your mom will get to stay home with her family where she belongs.

    • Chad Estle ASHLAND, OH
      • 10 months ago

      Because if she is innocent then she should be free and with her family.


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