FREE WRONGLY CONVICTED PAMELA SMART
  • Petitioning Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern

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Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern
Executive Councilor Christopher Pappas
Executive Councilor Debora Pignatelli
Governor Maggie Hassan
Executive Councilor Joseph Kenney
Honorable Christopher Sununu
New Hampshire Governor

FREE WRONGLY CONVICTED PAMELA SMART

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      ACTION COMMITTEE FOR WOMEN IN PRISON

 

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 (23) 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, two are now released and the other two will be released in 2015 or sooner. 

Something is wrong with this picture. Pamela's is not a wasted llife.  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. 

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
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    • Pam Duval WARWICK, RI
      • about 1 month ago

      I am from Derry and watched the trial. I don't understand how she got life in prison. I felt because she was so cold and unemmiot

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    • Nandi Wilson JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
      • about 1 month ago

      I am sure she has paid her dues. If someone paid their dues they deserve a second chance. God died so we could all have a second chance, who are we to take it away from someone else?

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    • Peggy Bakos FRESNO, CA
      • 3 months ago

      I have an aunt in prison in AZ under similar circumstances. I think that too often prosecutors rush to justice, especially when it comes to women and what they consider to be crimes of passion.

      I urge the Governor of NH to review this case and do what is right for Pamela. Look at the men convicted for this crime and what was offered to them, and the rest of the evidence in this case.

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      • 4 months ago

      HER HANDS WERE NOT ON THE WEAPON...AND THE PERSON THAT SQUEEZED THE TRIGGER AND ROBBED A MAN OF HIS LIFE, A FAMILY, A WIFE, FRIENDS, AND A COMMUNITY--- OF A MAN...---SHOULD BE THE ONE BEHIND BARS FOR LIFE.

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    • KRISTIN HURLEY ROCHESTER, NY
      • 4 months ago

      Pamela deserves a chance to be free should be free

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