wrongful conviction

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Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Melinda N Coonrod, Richard D. Davison, Commissioner David A. Wyant

Urgent! Please don't let Nick die in prison!

Nicholas Lucanegro Y19020 is receiving palliative care at the Florida Department of Corrections Reception and Medical Center in Lake Butler, Florida.  Nick had a biopsy in November 2012 and never received the results of that biopsy. The lesion from that biopsy never healed. He kept bringing his condition to the attention of the prison medical and dental providers but his condition was not taken seriously. Finally a second biopsy was taken and on November 21, 2016 he was diagnosed with squamous cell (carcinoma) of the tongue. In January 2017 his weight had dropped to 147. As of May 20, 2017 he weighs only 110 pounds. Since April 1st he’s had two rounds of chemotherapy that caused his white blood count to drop dramatically. He was put in isolation but still ended up with an infection. For this reason he was transported a Jacksonville hospital ICU for sepsis. He is now back at Lake Butler and is suffering badly. We are petitioning the Commission on Offender Review to approve a conditional medical release so that we can get him out of prison and into a private home cared for by loving family and friends. His care would be provided by a top notch palliative care/hospice facility. Nick does not deserve to die in prison. The facts of his case are staggering.  To review his whole story please go to The only one who benefited from Nick’s incarceration is the prosecutor who offered Nick a shorter sentence if he pleaded guilty. Because Nick was innocent he wouldn’t plead guilty … in any case that is the past. During the sentencing phase of Nick’s trial even Judge Porter stated: “It’s my interpretation of the law that I don’t have discretion, that I must sentence the 20 years; and I’ll go on record that based on this Defendant’s background, that it is a very harsh sentence.” The present and the future are bleak to say the least. We need to get him out of prison, to live the rest of his days with quality care and to eventually die with dignity. Please sign the petition to set Nick free to go home to his family.

MaryEllen Digiacomo
391 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to James Glasgow, Bruce Rauner, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, United States Supreme Court, President of the United States


                                                         Will County Illinois Sheriffs Police and or prosecutors hid this video for over 2+ years (conveniently after the "then" statutes of limitations)!!! I was wrongfully arrested, charged, and convicted of aggravated battery to a police officer with "serious bodily injury" (when only I was injured).This video would have easily proved my actual innocence. However, even with this blatant "Brady violation" (-the illegal withholding of evidence which would have benefited the defendant in a favorable manner), prosecutors still threaten to re-prosecute for this same case yet again once the pending appeal for this case gets overturned by the appellate courts. Will County prosecutors continue to ignore these issues and could care less about everything which improperly happened to me before, during, and after this extreme miscarriage of Justice done at their hands in full. One of the head prosecutors assuredly informed me that "re-prosecution" would take place in a very threatening and intimidating manner and tone just before the third and final "Evidentiary Hearing" took place. Furthermore, not only was this video intentionally hidden, it was also tampered with, and destroyed at one point until the video could finally be restored years later and after I had already served the sentence and had my life turned upside down. I lost my job, my house, my car, and very nearly my life. The most tragic part of all is I have lost much of my health due to a direct result of this. I suffer extreme Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD ) as well as several other health problems that I never had before all this. Nobody admits any wrongdoing and it was said at court that I was " just extremely lucky" to have had a misdemeanor conviction plea instead of being a convicted Felon at this point. What an overlook!! The system even when confronted red handed STILL intentionally fails to consider the possibility that there was either police misconduct, prosecutorial misconduct, or even both. (To this day "COURT ORDERED" case related video footages which exist remain DEVIOUSLY "not turned in" in addition to everything else)! All I can ask of anyone now, is to PLEASE SIGN this PETITION!!! Let's show the state of IL that they too must follow and adhere to a individuals HUMAN & Constitutional rights. I am petitioning for a FULL and INDEPENDENT Investigation on this matter because this has been "falling on fraudulent and deaf ears for nearly 6 years"!! As U.S. Citizens we must stick together for our rights no matter who it was that abused them; and especially when it is done by the very people who are supposed to be Protecting and Serving us!...LINK to the video is below and at top of this page. Thank you in advance for taking a quick minute to sign this petition for a fair look into this unbelievable situation of Justice gone wrong and failed so far up to this point!                                                                                        

Robert Boyle
3,329 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to John Hickenlooper

Free Andrew

Although another man confessed to the 2006 murder of Monet Turner, Andrew Draper sits in prison for the crime. Although the same man admitted to setting fire to her apartment, Andrew Draper sits in prison for the crime. Although an eye witness describes someone other than Andrew Draper leaving the scene of the murder, Andrew Draper sits in prison. Although someone else's DNA was found on a gas can that was used to set Monet Turner's apartment on fire, Andrew Draper sits in prison for this crime.  This petition is important to me because Andrew is a innocent man. He did not commit the crime he is being accused of committing.  The life sentence without parole conviction that was given to my husband Andrew C. Draper for the death of Monet Turner.      There was a lack of circumstantial evidence through out the whole case, the evidence that they have presented Andrew being part of the crime is subrogate. They have eye witnesses that could not even pick him out of the line up placing him at the scene of the crime. I have attached letters from Jeremy Kinsley confessing to the crime and apologizing for Andrew being in prison for something that he and another person did almost nine years ago.  Andrew is a smart outgoing person that loves his family, and wants to be out and enjoy his children growing. He has has already missed so much of their lives and his life. Please help us fight for the freedom of my husband by signing this petition and sharing it with everyone who you might think would help us by signing this as well.  Thank you and God Bless each and everyone of you.

Brenda Gonzales
215 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Josh Shapiro

Exonerate John D. Brookins -Innocent Man Serving Life Sentence!

Dear Josh Shapiro, Attorney General of Pennsylvania; Please end the sentence of John David Brookins. This man was wrongfully accused and sentenced to prison 20+ years ago. Months following the murder of Sheila Ginsberg, John was accosted by 3-4 officers. They attempted to kill him but were interrupted by a family member. He was then "arrested". When these corrupt police officers could not successfully kill him, they tried to coerce him into a false statement. After that failed, John suffered police brutality. He was struck several times and was threatened not to tell or his family would be in danger. Subsequently, he was charged and wrongfully sentenced to life. To date, John has lost over half of his life while the the known perpetrator resides in Florida. Today, John's life is spent behind the walls of Graterford Prison. He has sought help from the Innocence Project and many other organizations in the past, only to be told that there is not enough funding or lawyers to assist. Former attorneys also threatened witnesses, waived his issues and abandoned him in the courtroom, after agreeing to handle his case.  I beg on his behalf for help! Please end this tortureous History! This man is innocent and many from Bucks County, Pennsylvania know that he is. Six months after the murder, a group of corrupt police officers who were later found to be a part of a drug and prostitution ring framed him in order to cover up the murder at the hands of one of their prostitutes (Sharon Ginsberg), She was also an "informant" with a past and recent criminal history of violence, prostitution, and drug abuse!  DNA evidence that would have exonerated John was purpously witheld and mispresented at John's trial. That DNA will exonerate him and prove the identity of the actual murderer.  Those who gave statements,  advised the police that the perpetrator (Sharon Ginsberg-Jones) admitted several times that she killed (her mother), Sheila Ginsberg. The murderer currently resides in Florida. Years after John's incarceration, the former Bristol Twp. detective, Al Eastlack, was exposed for his part in the prostitution and drug ring. Eastlack, and at least one of the other detectives from John's case, relocated to Florida while John remains locked up in Graterford Prison for life. He's an innocent man who was framed for murder and is a victim of wrongful imprisonment. John was never given the opportunity to tell the truth.  What he witnessed on that fateful day, the jury never heard the full story and the prosecution fabricated facts (that can be proven) to coerce the jury to chose guilty!   Facts of the prior acts of violence between Sharon and Sheila Ginsberg were hidden from the jury! JOHN was told by his attorney that the witnesses would be able to testify and his name cleared... that did not happen!  It was later learned that the appointed attorney was a former Police Commissioner (who's motivation was to protect the police). Truth is and always was: JOHN did not murder Sheila Ginsberg!  Sharon Ginsberg did!  An investigation by your Prosecution Integrity Team would clearly see how "one sided" the fabricated circumstantial evidence and facts do not add up!   Start with the probable cause...Mr. Brookins was NOT found with the instrument of crime!  It was embedded in the chest of the victim by Sharon Ginsberg in a fit of rage!  Check into her criminal history and complaints filed by both Sharon and her mother of their violent domestic history and the threats to others of violence, prostitution and drug use!  She had an ongoing intimate relationship with Detective Eastlack (he relocated to Florida also) after the discovery of his Indescretions.  Please look into the true facts and "unlawful acts" of violence, threats, fabrication and omitted evidence and documents (statements) that would have proven his innocence! Bristol Township Detectives Alfred H. Eastlack, Thomas Mills, Rudolph "Rudy" Heierling, Bucks County Detective Robert C. Potts and Former District Attorney, Diane E. Gibbons (who is now a judge).  During your "swearing in Ceremony" you made the statement: "This Office has seen turmoil and now it will be rooted in integrity"!  When I heard those words from you, I realized that you recognized what many of us have over the years!  Those words offers such hope for Bucks County and especially John!  Please Sir, I beg of you to meet with John and become familiar with what he has experienced and continues to experience at the hands of Former members of our Justice System! On a lighter note I want to say: "even though John is behind bars, it has not broken his spirit. He is still the same soft spoken and caring person he was since his childhood. He has excelled in education and is a health, wellness and fitness, yoga and meditation instructor.   By designing Health, Wellness, Sports Conditioning, and Power Yoga Classes, John continues to help fellow inmates and others on the outside.  He also continues to seek higher education and stays busy with writing poetry and learning to write music and play the keyboards". He has maintained his beautiful heart and disposition. Once you meet this man or speak to his friends and family, including those at Graterford, you will be certain that your decision will not be in vain. Now at the age of 50 plus, John maintains a high level of positivity and the expectation to be free again. He has the love and support of many friends and family, all of which have suffered right along with him. We are all praying for his long overdue return to freedom. Upon his release; John has secured a place to live and full time employment. With his skills, proven tenacity, love and compassion for others, John will definitely be an asset to society.  Please release him.  John was born and raised in the state of Pennsylvania. He has a right to ensure that He is protected from further unjust persecution!  The system has grossly failed him! On behalf of John and his family, I'm asking you Sir, please do all you can to rectify this wrong, and show the world (and the true perpetrator), that justice prevails! It is time for the Bucks County Judicial System to discuss the "Elephant in the Room". The one that has been walked around for 20 plus years!  This could be the first step towards correcting the broken and unjust system that has existed here for way too long!  John stands ready and waiting for the opportunity to speak with you! Thank you in advance for your service to the great State of Pennsylvania and for all that you represent. Prayerfully submitted,Friends of John D. Brookins John D BrookinsBW7444P.O. Box 244Graterford, PA 19426-0244 For More Facts Go To:

Free John David Brookins
243 supporters