Wrongful Convictions

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Petition to Governor of the State of Illinois

Tony Enis, a innocent man behind bars over 30 years. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

Over 30 years of unjust incarceration … Enough! Meet Tony Enis My name is Tony Enis. I  was born in Waukegan Illinois, where I grew up. I have been in prison since August of 1987 just one month short of my 21st Birthday. It was then that I was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death row until 2003. I HAVE ALWAYS MAINTAINED MY INNOCENCE. I realize better than anyone the skepticism and doubt with which people veiw proclamations of innocence, but I will not allow the doubters and nay-sayers to discourage me. I am propelled by the truth and must stay the course. I am one of what I believe are many innocent men formally on death row and now in prison in Illinois. Some have made it out, but there remains those of us who continue to fight  for our lives our liberty, those of us that fight the unyielding forces of racial discrimination in "our justice system". Those of us who fight for a level playing field, as well as our human dignity and respect. Being poor, black or brown should never give the system carte blanch to destroy the lives of men and women for crimes they did not commit. Still if you do not know me, you can not be sure if my words ring true. I understand that, so I ask of you to examine and judge the facts presented to you on this website, and particularly in my draft request for clemency that I intend to eventually file to the Governor. If those facts move you in some way, if they make you angry, if they make you sad, if they evoke compassion, sympathy or empathy, then I ask you to sign the online petition to show your support ( see request for clemency petition ) and or write a letter or email to the Governor of Illinois and implore him to look into my case; show him there are those who believe I am innocent; that I am deserving of my freedom; that I am not a danger to society and 30 years is enough. For those who took the time to read about me, I am humbled by your concern, compassion, and willingness to seek the truth. I thank you. In closing I'd like to quote John F. Kennedy " The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened." Tony   Anthony Enis (Tony to his friends) was convicted in 1987 of murder and sentenced to death. Due to prosecutorial misconduct, his conviction and sentence were overturned by the Illinois Supreme Court, and he was granted a new trial. Unfortunately and unfairly, he was again convicted and sentenced to death. Like many people in prison, Tony has been wrongfully convicted and has suffered over 30 years of unjust incarceration due to very poor legal representation and a highly flawed legal system. Tony has always maintained his innocence of this crime. When the crime was committed Tony was at home with his ex wife Diane (Gonzalez) Vaughn, who to this day proclaims he is innocent and supports his fight to gain his freedom. Tony was on death row until 2003 when the Illinois Governor George Ryan became gravely concerned about the number of death row inmates who were proven to be innocent. After an intense year long investigation into the matter, Governor Ryan commuted the death sentence for every person on death row.  A few were pardoned, a few were sentenced to a number of years, but the vast majority were sentenced to natural life imprisonment. Tony has been serving a life sentence ever since. The purpose of this website is to present some of the facts of Tony's case and allow you to begin to get to know Tony, not as a statistic but as a human being. It is also an opportunity to show the Governor of Illinois that you support Tony so that true justice is served and  an innocent man does not spend the rest of his life in prison. Tony is seeking a pardon from the governor, or alternatively a commutation of his sentence that will set him free. The full and complete Petition for Executive Clemency and more detailed information about Tony's case are available at: Volunteers are welcome to print this information and collect additional signatories to join in petitioning the governor. By signing this petition the undersigned agrees to join and petition the governor of Illinois to pardon or commute the sentence of Anthony (Tony) Enis, who is currently serving at Menard Correctional Center. For more information or to help or support Tony, contact: Tony Enis #N82931 Menard CC PO Box 1000 Menard, IL  62259; or (Anthony Enis N82931); Tony has been incarcerated for over 30 years for a crime he did NOT commit … enough is enough! He asks you to consider his words with an open heart and an open mind and decide for yourself. Thank you for your time and your compassion.

Billie Jo Kimbrel
899 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel, Mayor Mike Duggan, James Craig, Kym Worthy, Federal Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Schneider

Immediate release of innocent Darrell R. Ewing This Petition calls for the dismissal of all charges, complete exoneration and immediate release of Darrell R. Ewing, who has been wrongfully Incarcerated 3,611 days and counting for a crime he did not commit, and who was recently ordered a new trial, October, 24th, 2019, by the Hon. Michael Hathaway of the 3rd Circuit Court, following revelation into the juror misconduct at his original 2010 trial, on top of a confession by the real culprit, Tyree Washington, who federal authorities alerted the Wayne County Prosecutors office to prior to trial, warning Kym Worthy a mistake was being made.Were seeking 5,000 signatures in support of petitioning Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel, Mayor Mike Duggan, Detroit Police Chief James Craig, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and Federal Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Schneider to finally let Justice ring for not only Ewing, his family and supporters, but also the family and loved ones of the deceased and the surviving victims who deserve closure and that they all in conjunction owe that too. PLEASE CLICK ON, SIGN, POST AND RE-POST!!!! For our son today, your son tomorrow, if we don't stand united against this injustice that's becoming normal practice just see "How They See Us" and turn on your T.V where a wrongful conviction is being covered everyday.  Kym Worthy email to it,, Police Chief James Craig @, Valerie Newman @ and look up Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel and Federal Eastern District Prosecutor Matthew Schneider Kim K.-West, T.I, Meek Mill, TYler Perry, Dr. Phil, Rihanna and Nick Cannon we need yall help shedding light on this injustice and the release of a innocent man

Cieddah Ewing
706 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Iowa State House, Joni Ernst, Iowa Governor, Iowa DCI, Polk County Attorney Iowa, Iowa Department of Justice

Further investigation needed in this case and as to why the mother wasn’t charged.

In November of 2014 my son Joe Lopez was staying with his girlfriend in her basement apartment. In the early morning hours of the 29th he woke up to his girlfriend daughter crying. He got up to see what was wrong and if he could help her. He took her to the kitchen and placed her in her highchair without buckling her in. He fed her then left her alone to go to the bathroom. While in the bathroom he hears a thump/smack then runs out to find the child on the floor unconscious, gasping for air. He goes to the next room to awaken the mother and let her know something is wrong and they must go to the emergency. At the emergency he runs in with injured child while mother parks her car. The child never recovers from her injuries and sadly she dies December 3rd! Doctors and investigators ALLEGED that he attacked the child. That he shook and slammed her all while the mother was “sleeping” in the next room! It was proven during trial that the mother was not sleeping and awake using her cell phone. If said attack did take place she would’ve heard something! Being that the mother was there, in the home, in the next room that’s only about 4 steps away, she should be charged! They used the fact that he was the last one (alone) with the child when in all reality he wasn’t because she was there. They used the fact that he didn’t call 911, well neither did the mother! They used the fact that he was the one to take the child into emergency room because he wanted his story to be told first all while mother was more worried about parking her car! What mother worries more about parking her car than her injured child?! They used the fact that he was stressed from having no job or a place to live well neither did she. Yes he didn’t have a job but did have a place to stay! She was unemployed and being evicted from her apartment and had nowhere to go. Not even to her family! Lopez was charged with first degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. All the stressors used to charge and convict Lopez can also be used to charge the mother.  Since this case there have been a few more cases like this here in Iowa. In those cases both caretakers were arrested and charged. What makes this case any different? 

Marissa Cisneros
1,680 supporters