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For those who are unfamiliar with Pame's case, please note the following:  Pamela Smart, who was not present during the murder of her husband, Gregg, and has maintained her innocence for twenty (25) years, has a sentence of despair and one without hope--Life without the possibility of parole. 

As it stands now, she will never go before a parole board.  The teenagers who killed her husband, and admitted it, took plea bargains in exchange for falsely naming Pame as the "mastermind."  Otherwise, they would be serving her sentence.  Instead, all are now free, including the boys who did the actual killing and confessed to it. Each is able to reclaim his life. But Pamela Smart, who has always professed her innocence was given a mandatory sentence of life without the possibility of parole.

Something is wrong with this picture. Pamela's is not a wasted life.  She has earned two master's degrees with high honors while incarcerated and makes a difference in the lives of so many women she tutors, counsels and teaches on a daily basis.  She will not allow them to give up - nor will she. 

Despite being brutally attacked in prison, an unprovoked assault which required plastic surgery and the insertion of a metal plate in her face and additional surgery on her leg which causes daily pain, she continues to help others.  As she has many times in the past, she recently saved another inmate from committing suicide.  Her only path to freedom is with the help of the Governor of New Hampshire who has the power to reduce or commute her sentence. 

One wrongfully accused and unjustly convicted person is too many, especially if it's someone you love.  Please consider signing the petition below to free yet one more innocent person.  Thank you. 

Letter to
Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern
Executive Councilor Christopher Pappas
Executive Councilor David Wheeler
and 5 others
Governor Maggie Hassan
Executive Councilor Christopher Sununu
Executive Councilor Joseph Kenney
4justicenow Whom it may concern
As you know, Pamela Smart has now been imprisoned for twenty (25) years. She is innocent. Her sentence of life without the possibility of parole is cruel and unusual in light of the fact that the
admitted murderers of her husband, Gregg Smart, have all been released. The state of New Hampshire has chosen to forgive those who were present, admitted their guilt, and then blamed her in order to later reclaim their lives.

Hers was the most sensationalized televised trial in New Hampshire history with gavel to gavel coverage. 1200 newspaper articles screamed her guilt during the proceedings. Yet, her jury was not sequestered. Nor was the trial delayed until the publicity and passion died down. Nor was the trial moved to another,
more neutral venue, away from the small inflamed community where the murder was committed. The signatories below believe that Pamela Smart’s right to a fair trial was violated in that courtroom.

Governor Hassan, you have the power to right this terrible wrong. Please consider a sentence reduction, commutation or parole for this individual who has truly given of herself to others while unjustly
imprisoned for these twenty (25) years.

MaryEllen Digiacomo started this petition with a single signature, and now has 2,473 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.