Justice 4 Jones

Justice 4 Jones

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Amanda Rae started this petition to State Representative Gerald E. Greene and

1.     Inmates are smoking inside the prison and I was told it’s a non-smoking facility. This creates health hazards for others due to second hand smoke and other conditions.
2.     The time it takes a veteran to receive their mail and the counselors’ not understanding the importance of the VA documents that are being sending in are time sensitive.
3.     Is there a way that Mr. Jones could be physically there when his daughter graduates high school this year? He had missed his son graduated when he was in jail when all this started. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that he is about to miss for the second time. He has already missed out on so much time with both of us children. Please let him attend this milestone that they will be forever grateful for.
4.     Please re-examine the evidence from the initial crime date from DNA tests to video to verify that Mr. Jones is innocent like he has been saying since the night he was arrested.

5. Mr. Jones' time and classes need to adjusted accordingly. His file has not been reviewed since 2/2019. There was paperwork that was sent in several times to have his file updated since his lawyer was not able to do her part to represent him. 

Savannah/Chatham County law enforcement along with judicial officials, and private attorneys knowingly allows leaves disabled veteran/ federal employee of 22 years incarcerated for crimes he never committed, hiding video evidence and law enforcement's inconsistent reports that would have proved his innocence. Utrun Jones has been incarcerated for a total of 20 months out of a 3 year sentence. The courts found him and his passenger guilty of drugs that were found in his female passengers’ purse. Since they were in her possession how could he have known what was in her purse therefore, it was without his knowledge of what was in his passenger's purse. Neither did he know she was convicted of prior drug possessions and had a drug addiction problem at this time, it wasn’t until they were in court, he had found that out.  Mr. Jones was just helping her out by giving her a ride because she called saying she was stranded. Mr. Jones had no idea that they were looking for her from a pursuit earlier that evening. Which prompted the police to make up a false probable cause stating that Mr. Jones ran two stop signs, which he never received any citations nor was ever proven to have ran any stop signs. Along with being pulled over and guns drawn for a simple traffic violation proves they knowingly lied in order to pull him over to get access to his passenger which they were already looking for before he even gave her a ride. This information was hidden so the truth would not come out, but it is on the video of the traffic stop and the questioning of Mr. Jones and his passenger, which was hidden at the pretrial proceedings and at the trial.
 
The prosecution hid all exculpatory evidence that would clear him. At trial the prosecution and defense lawyer were allowed to select a gender biased jury along with selecting a family court lawyer as the foreman of the jury to guarantee a guilty verdict. That is a major conflict of interest, prosecutorial misconduct, and a violation of the Georgia professional conduct code by the Prosecutor and Defense lawyer which Mr. Jones paid to defend him from his rights being violated. Mr. Jones has been trying to get assistance through post-conviction relief but has been blocked from speaking at motion hearings by the trial judge, to keep exculpatory evidence from being exposed at the motion for a new trial hearing in open court. The superior court of Chatham county have declined Mr. Jones attempts to file habeas corpus relief and the defense lawyer along with the prosecution working together against Mr. jones' attempts to expose the truths of the case without a blink of an eye from city officials such as the Sheriff, mayor, police chief, chief judges, and the District attorneys, which his friends and family has written since his incarceration and trial. No city official has attempted to reply to his family or friends that have called, or the friend that has tried to contact the mayor and make appointments to speak with the judge.
 
What ever happened to fair trials free of biased judges, prosecutors, jurors along with honest lawyers? With this being said Mr. Jones has served this country over half his life as a soldier of the United States Army Medical Corps honorably followed by becoming a civil servant of this country as a Federal Employee to be treated like this due to his race, religion, or any other freedoms we have in this country is wrong.  He wishes for this to be investigated and exposed so this does not happen to any other person in Savannah/Chatham county again. Mr. Jones has missed countless holidays and precious time with his family that he will never get back due to the initial arrest 12/1/2015. It has since is causing strain on his body mentally and physically along with the pre-existing conditions due to the service. His friends and family are asking for your help to shed light on this so, others will not have to go through the same or worse conditions when they too are innocent. If this was your friend or family member wouldn't you try everything you could to get what they deserve? Please help bring him home so we can ring in the new year and his freedom with those who care most about him. Currently, Utrun Jones is incarcerated at Spalding County Correctional Institution, Griffin, GA.
 
I understand that the state of Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles reviews the file and makes a decision but you are over the prison where he is currently housed. As he is a veteran his medical conditions are getting worse the longer he is in there. He is suffering from a long list of medical conditions that were unstable prior to him being sentenced. Without violating HIPPA and Mr. Jones privacy he is suffering more than you can tell by his positive attitude. Isolating is a way for illnesses such as PTSD to cause triggers and cause more harm than good to individuals. He has seen medical there, but it is not enough. As a veteran this is not the way any of us should be treated. He already lost everything back in 2015 when this all started. Could you please discuss with Mr. Jones the possibility of a work release option? He hasn’t had any disciplinary actions against him, but he is not able to file for TC his councilor had told him and it took over a year for him to receive face to face visitors. Which is another key factor why the TC would be beneficial for him. I would like him to be able to continue treatment that he was getting through the VA so he can try to live his life. Being a veteran has a lot of weight we hold on our shoulders many are unaware of. We are people who need a strong support system and our doctors to help treat our conditions. Since he hasn’t have any problems since he has been incarcerated I would hope that you would grant him the ability be there with friends and family as his daughter graduates and the TC program as he has completed more than half of his sentence.
 

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