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
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: http://wrongfulconvictionsblog.org/2012/04/08/the-shame-of-lorain-the-nancy-smithjoseph-allen-wrongful-conviction/.
and read her clemency petition here:
Thank you for your support!!
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