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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.

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

Learn more about the documentary film in which Frankie’s story is told at

 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)


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