Topic

Clemency

200 petitions

Update posted 19 hours ago

Petition to Sharen Wilson, State of Texas, City of Bedford

Thomas Salinas is a really great man, husband and father being wrongfully accused!

Since he has been accused of trying to hurt me, our life has been a mess! It’s taken a great toll on our family emotionally, financially, and mentally. We thought surely this will blow over, because it’s not true. Any marriage goes through trials, and this by far is THE biggest one. This man loves me and our son unconditionally! 3 months later they put a monitor on him and tells him he can’t be around me. It’s gotten out of hand. This man would go to great lengths to help anyone! He was one of the only ones there for me when I went to rehab last month and I want to pay it forward. He’s a great person and it’s tough seeing someone fall apart thats a great person with a genuine heart. He would do anything for his family or friends without hesitation. This accusation is definitely NOT of his character. He’s kind, loving, and caring who loves the hell out of fishing. This was someone with a good rapport with all his customers and dreamed of opening up his own shop, but the media has damaged that dream. I don’t get our judicial system, but there’s gotta be something to show them who he really is. We’ve prayed all we can. We need your help to let this state/county know who Thomas really is and that they have the wrong person! Anyone who knows this man, speak up! Let them hear us! After he was arrested, he lost his dad and aunt a week later on the same day and it’s just getting to be too much anyone can handle. I’ve pleaded to judges/detectives but I get nowhere with them. Maybe you can, because this charge needs to be dropped!

Monica Salinas
362 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to JB Pritzker, Illinois Prisoner Review Board

Clemency for 14 year old sentenced in 2007 to 25 years, serving a mandatory time of 100%.

What were you doing at the age of 14? Now imagine facing a 25 year to life prison sentence at this age? Do you feel a split second should determine your whole life? And are you the same person now that you were then? This was the case for one young man 10 years ago, a child being punished as an adult. In 2007 Brian Harrington Jr. was 14 years old when he found himself in an inexplicable situation with the law for the first time in his life. An older relative of Brian had set up a gun sale with another young man, who he had brought into the neighborhood where Brian resided. On this day a split second changed the lives of those involved forever; ultimately the unfortunate loss of a life and the imprisonment of Brian. In the process of the sale, the gun was handed to Brian by an 18 year old relative, and without the knowledge that the gun was loaded, Brian reached in to display the gun. In this moment the buyer attempted to drive away. Brian's instinctive reaction to pull back from a moving vehicle caused the gun to discharge. This was the moment that changed everything. Later Brian would be in custody along with the others involved. He was facing involuntary manslaughter charges in juvenile court. Brian was interrogated without representation or even the presence of a legal guardian. He was told he was lying, this was not an accident, and the goal was to rob the young man. The three other young men also involved were all questioned and had consistent stories of a gun deal and the accidental discharge of the gun. Subsequently police offered all the young men the option to admit to a robbery, thereby promising leniency in their sentencing in return placing all fault on Brian, they complied. Brian however, maintained all along that it was an accident and thereby being the only one refusing to change his statement to suit the desired narrative of the detectives, he thus became the target of a felony murder charge. Brian was transferred to adult court and tried as an adult. At 14 years old Brian was sentenced under the same previsions and guidelines as an adult would if found in the same situation. Facing a 25 to a life sentence, Brian took a plea of 25 years and was placed under Illinois's Truth in Sentencing law. This TIS is a mandatory 100% time given by the court to be served, no possibility of parole.  Now 10 years in to his sentence, Brian still thinks of the young man and his family. He wishes the best for them, and would hope for them to know he never intentionally meant to hurt anyone. Brian has seen 7 different facilities, and has made the decision to make the best out of his situation and self educate. He has achieved his G.E.D, he received his Associate Degree with honors, studies law, active in the basketball team and coaches the baseball team, is an extremely talented portrait artist and writer, and works within the facility as an art instructor. Our goal is to have his sentence revisited and clemency granted by the governor of Illinois, in hopes of bringing Brian home sooner. If Brian receives no relief he will return to the world as a 40 year old man after completing his entire sentence for something that was ultimately an accident, 14-40?  By bringing attention to this inequity, and with your support we hope to reach our goal. Thank you.  Instagram: @kingmoosaproject Facebook: King Moosa Project

Jessica H.
2,570 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to President Donald Trump

Clemency for my son, Darrell Frazier.

My name is Joyce Johnson, the mother of federal prisoner,Darrell Frazier. The problem that I want to solve is that my son is serving a life sentence with no parole for a drug conspiracy. He has served 29 1/2 years thus far, which I believe he has paid his debt to society. I am putting up this petition support page to ask President Donald J Trump, to grant my son executive clemency to reduce my son's life sentence to time served and show him mercy. Since being incarcerated Darrell founded The Joe Johnson Tennis Foundation a non-profit foundation in 2010, which I (his mother) is CEO. The foundation itself teaches 100 to 200 children per week through summer camps at local recreation centers in Chattanooga, TN. It begins the first week in June through the first week of August. What an inspiration it would be to have my son tell his story as he teaches tennis to the children within the community. Clemency would give him the opportunity to take over as head of this foundation and help me his mother due to my recent disability. Clemency would also bring back cohesiveness within the family which has been lost due his incarceration. Now I want to ask all my family members and friends for support of this petition as well as my son's friends and associates to sign and support this petition as well.  May God continue to bless everyone who signs this executive clemency support petition. Sincerely, Joyce Johnson - mother of Darrell Frazier    

Ira Johnson
23,379 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Clemency for Three Striker River Kessler

River Kessler is a Native American, Christian, horse trainer, and loving wife who became a disabled medically infirm elder while in prison for a crime committed more than fifteen years ago. A jury convicted River of possession of a firearm and a judge sentenced her under Three Strikes to 26-years-to-life. This disproportionate sentence is striking given that the prosecutor initially offered River a 4-year plea deal. Since River’s arrest, the legislature passed policy reforms to release similarly situated people. After these reforms, CDCR program and correctional staff approach River and ask, “why are you (still) here?” River spent the last 15 years engaging in a remarkable recovery and transformation process. She processed and healed a series of abandonments and traumas that began in early childhood. River came to terms with growing up in poverty. She realized the effect of not knowing who her father was. She learned how her crimes related to being exposed to substances and sexual violence at a young age.  River deepened her peer counseling skills to pay it forward. She rehabilitated without any major disciplinary infractions or any violence. River demonstrates a sincere commitment to living without drugs or alcohol, turning away from negative influences, leading spiritual and recovery groups, performing community service, and mentoring others. Through healing and spirituality, River accepts responsibility for her destructive behavior and the harm she caused. She learned how to love herself, and how to recognize and respond differently to her triggers. CDCR staff commend River for distinguishing herself through her conduct and dedication to self-improvement. Her husband will provide financial support, housing, and recovery support. River has community support, as reflected by multiple support letters and the signatures on this petition. River has the consistent support of the victim of her crime, a woman who spoke at River's trial in 2003 in support of a shorter sentence and who wrote to Governor Brown to support River's release this year. River asks to be set at liberty on account of her exemplary conduct, her unusually disproportional sentence of twenty-six years to life, and her healthcare needs as a disabled, medically infirm elder. #FreeRiverNow https://twitter.com/FreeRiverNow @FreeRiverNow www.caitlinkellyhenry.com/RiverKessler

River Kessler
770 supporters