Thursday, 29 November 2012

Mississippi Death Row Christmas Card List



Bobby Batiste 153435
Frederick Bell 81039
Devin Bennett L4820
James Billiot 8114
Joseph Patri Brown 45415
Sherwood Dwa Brown 26754
Xavier Brown 44781
Caleb Correthers K0375
Anthony Carr 75337
Ricky Chase 74170
Ronnie Lee Conner 42219
David Cox 178476
Charles Ray Crawford 82068
Jeffery K. Davis 79350
Kenneth Davis 64881
David Dickerson 177151
Curtis Giova Flowers R2436
Leslie Galloway 130792
Roger Lee Gillett 133700
Joseph Bishop Goff 111487
Goodin,Howard Dean 41165
Blayde N. Grayson 37922
Jeffrey Keith Havard L3955
Quintez Hodges R6937
Erik Wayne Hollie 157022
Eddie Lee Jr. Howard 30856
Marlon Howell R7984
Kelvin Jordan 66570
Richard G. Jordan 30990
Jason Lee Keller M0564
Mack Arthur King 37111
Steven Michael Knox R9991
Thong Le L2460
Thomas Loden K8126
Willie Jerom Manning 71931
Eric Moffett M1659
Terry Pitchford 117778
Stephen E. Powers K5020
Timothy Ronk 141817
Willie Russell 42239
Kevin Scott R6570
Robert Jr. Simon 46380
Clyde Wendel Smith 44932
Roger Thorson 8836
Justin Underwood 55372
Alan Dale Walker 77293
Derrick Demo Walker L6016
William Matthew Wilson 129500
Inmate name and # Unit 29 J Bldg. Parchman, Ms. 38738
Please remember to include your address on enevlope or they will not deliver.
Thank you all in advance, Darcy & Michelle

Friday, 17 August 2012

Mississippi Death Row September Birthdays



8/31/69 David Dickerson #177151 9/17/80 
William Wilson #129500 9/25/75 
Blayde Grayson #37922 9/27/68 
Sherwood Brown #26754 9/30/60 
Willie Russell #42239 9/30/75 
Lisa Jo Chamberlain #122376 
 Men's Death Row Inmate name and numer Unit 29 J-Bldg Parchman, Ms. 38738 
Women's Death Row Inmate name and number MSU Death Row 416 P.O. Box 88550 Pearl, Ms. 39288-88550
 Please note we included David Dickerson. He is new to Mississippi death row, and this will be his first birthday at Parchman.

Grant the right to rehabilitation program for Mississippi Death Row offenders



by: Louis Richard 

In 2007, Mississippi Commissioner of Corrections, Mr. Christopher Epps, created a rehabilitation program to curb the violence in Mississippi prisons, specifically in Unit 32 at Parchman. Under the direction of then Superintendent Mr.Emmit Sparkman (now Det. Comm.) The two created the high-risk incentive tier program, and it has proven to be a valuable tool for improving the quality of life for the offenders that have participated, as Mr. Epps stated in a interview. They were able to reduce violence, and ultimately the offender population from 1,000 to 300 high-risk offenders, eventually closing Unit 32 in December 2010. What was failed to mention is that under this program and policy, Death Row offenders are classified to participate, but are being excluded. There are not any differences between DR and state offenders classified as high-risk. They are under the very same guidelines, policies, rules, and regulations. It appears the only difference is that Mr. Epps, and Sparkman are under the impression the men on DR are not worthy of a better quality of life.
 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/720/728/233/grant-the-right-to-rehabilitation-program-for-mississippi-death-row-offenders/

VID 20120811 1212151


Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan avoids answering torture victim Mark Clements question about Chicago Police Torture and the men sit behind prison walls

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Nationwide

Nationwide, the statistical evidence is in; the death penalty is not a deterrent to murder. DNA analysis, forensics and the actions of a concerned citizenship has resulted in the exoneration of 138 condemned men. The inefficiency and inequality of the justice system has been exposed. With these facts in mind, change is coming Mississippi! We have all worked hard, but it is fair to say we needed much more assistance to end this barbaric form of punishment. Let's all stand together, and let our voices be heard. One voice can be over-heard, but the voices of many can't.

Fredrick Bell



Fredrick Bell was sentenced to die for the shooting death of a store owner in 1991 will have his sentenced changed to life without parole. Fredrick previously had a execution date set for December 27, 2010. He received a stay based on the issue if he had in fact, suffered from mental retardation. In February of 2011, the Mississipi Supreme Court granted him a hearing on the issue of whether he suffered from mental retardation. Grenada County Circuit Court, appointed the Forensic Services Unit of the Mississippi State Hospital at Whitfield as the court's expert. A spokesperson for Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says the team of medical professionals determined Fredrick has a full scale IQ of 63. Fredrick Bell's life will now be speared, and resentenced to life without the possibility of parole. We wish to thank everyone, for all the long going support to Fredrick, and the Bell family.

The Silent Voices Of Mississippi



The Silent Voices Of Mississippi was Founded by, Darcy Delaproser and Co-Founded by, Michelle Schmude. It was established to bring attention to what was happening in Mississippi. Both for death row, and state inmates. The Silent Voices of Mississippi is a platform to give the men/women in Mississippi a voice, to bring attention to these cases, and the inhumane conditions these men/women are forced to live in. Darcy has long been a advocate for juveniles, and has advocated many years relentlessly for Joesph Brown, a innocent man on Mississippi's death row. She has long been known as, "The Voice Of The Voiceless". We are proud to announce that Charity Lee from the Ella Foundation, and Mark Clement from Campaign to End the Death Penalty have joined us in our fight. We are working in a combined effort to start a Chapter of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty, in Mississippi. We believe this will give the men/women on death row a much larger platform with national support. This can also work as a tool helping the families and loved ones of those incarnated. Please share your thanks and continued support with Mark Clement and Charity Lee, as you all have done so graciously with us over the past year. Silent Voices Of Mississippi, Darcy Delaproser Michelle Schmude

Friday, 27 July 2012

High-Risk Incentive Program {Template for officials}



(Place and date)
Subject: Grant the right to rehabilitation program for Mississippi Death Row offenders
Mr. (see names below)
In 2007, Mississippi Commissioner of Corrections, Mr. Christopher Epps, created a rehabilitation program to curb the violence in Mississippi prisons, specifically in Unit 32 at Parchman.
Under the direction of then Superintendent Mr.Emmit Sparkman (now Det. Comm.) The two created the high-risk incentive tier program, and it has proven to be a valuable tool for improving the quality of life for the offenders that have participated, as Mr. Epps stated in a interview. They were able to reduce violence, and ultimately the offender population from 1,000 to 300 high-risk offenders, eventually closing Unit 32 in December 2010.
What was failed to mention is that under this program and policy, Death Row offenders are classified to participate, but are being excluded. There are not any differences between DR and state offenders classified as high-risk. They are under the very same guidelines, policies, rules, and regulations. It appears the only difference is that Mr. Epps, and Sparkman are under the impression the men on DR are not worthy of a better quality of life.
You seem to think DR offenders don't deserve the opportunity to broaden their minds and better their health; they are forced to sit inside cages, while their minds and bodies deteriorate. You seem to believe DR offenders are of a higher risk, because you house the high-risk state offenders in the very same building.
On June 13 2012, the majority of DR offenders wrote to officials and requested that they expand their high-risk incentive program. They did this, because the administration already use DR offenders as tier workers for the sole purpose of sanitation. Only three tier workers are allowed at any given time. What is bad, is that even the three tier workers are even discriminated against. These men are not allowed any of the incentives that should come with being a part of the program. The only incentive DR are offered is a piece of "steak" if they are good for six months to a year.
Regardless of what any have done to be on DR, regardless of your position on the death penalty, regardless of your faith; those offenders ARE PEOPLE. It has been proven repeatedly that some of them will not remain on DR and a percentage of them will be re-sentenced to life in prison or exonerated and set free.
With that fact in mind, it is reasonable to ask: Why are they being discriminated against and punished as their social faculties and health deteriorate. There is no productive, positive programs for DR, because someone choose not to include them in anything, but classification with the high-risk offenders.
On June 13 2012, they asked DR offenders are required to follow and abide by all rules and regulations that the high-risk state offenders are suppose to follow. They were told to "act" human, while being treated less than animals would. The animal rights organizations would be appalled at their treatment, if they were animals.
Why not people?
Their adherence to the rules, their non-violent stance, their mutual respect for guards and officials are without a doubt a proven fact officials continue to ignore.
For all these reasons, I respectfully urge you to grant the right to rehabilitation programs for Mississippi Death Row offenders.
Sincerely,
_________________________________________
Name and full address
Please, send the previous letter to:
CHRISTOPHER B. EPPS, COMMISSIONER
723 N. President Street Jackson, Ms. 38738
Phone number: (601) 359-5600
Email: cepps@mdoc.state.ms.us
EMMITT L. SPARKMAN DEPUTY COMMISSIONER (INSTITUTIONS)
723 N. Pesident Street Jackson, Ms. 38738
Phone number: (601) 359-5610
Email: esparkman@mdoc.state.ms.us
Earnest Lee Superintendent (MSP)
P.O. Box 1057 Parchman, Ms. 38738
Phone number: (662)745-6611
Email: elee@mdoc.state.ms.us

Mississippi Department of Corrections Contact List



General Information (601) 359-5600 CHRISTOPHER B. EPPS, COMMISSIONER (601) 359-5600 cepps@mdoc.state.ms.us EMMITT L. SPARKMAN DEPUTY COMMISSIONER (INSTITUTIONS) (601) 359-5610 esparkman@mdoc.state.ms.us JERRY WILLIAMS, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER (COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS) (601) 359-5618 jjwilliams@mdoc.state.ms.us RICK McCARTY, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER (ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE) (601) 359-5297 rmccarty@mdoc.state.ms.us GLORIA PERRY, MD CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER (601) 359-5155 gperry@mdoc.state.ms.us RON KING, SUPERINTENDENT (SMCI) (601) 394-5600, EXT. 1200 rking@mdoc.state.ms.us JAMES M. HOLMAN, SUPERINTENDENT (CMCF) (601) 932-2880, EXT. 6201 jholman@mdoc.state.ms.us EARNEST LEE SUPERINTENDENT (MSP) (662)745-6611, EXT.2305 elee@mdoc.state.ms.us DAVID SCOTT, SPECIAL ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL (CENTRAL OFFICE) (601) 359-5671 dscott@mdoc.statr.ms.us LEONARD VINCENT, GENERAL COUNSEL (662) 745-6611, EXT. 2308 lvincent@mdoc.state.ms.us JIM NORRIS, GENERAL COUNSEL (MSP) (662) 745-6611, EXT. 2308 jnorris@mdoc.state.ms.us KEN NORTH, DIRECTOR, CORRECTIONS INVESTIGATION DIVISION, (601) 359-5715 knorth@mdoc.state.ms.us LEE McTEER, DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS REGION I, (662) 332-1975 lmcteer@mdoc.state.ms.us CHRISTY GUTHERZ, DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS REGION II, (601) 933-2887 EXT. 6180 cgutherz@mdoc.state.ms.us PHONGAM "LEK" VIRUTH DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS REGION III, (601) 736-8033 vphongam@mdoc.state.ms.us CLINTIS McCRAY, DIRECTOR OF TRAINING (601) 359-5708 cmccray@mdoc.state.ms.us RITA TWINER, DIRECTOR, PURCHASING & PROPERTY, (601) 359-5606 rtwiner@mdoc.state.ms.us BEVERLY WALTERS, DIRECTOR OF ELECTRONIC MONITORING (601) 359-5677 bwalters@mdoc.state.ms.us JOHN HOPKINS, DIRECTOR, TREATMENT & PROGRAMS, (601) 359-5304 jhopkins@mdoc.state.ms.us DORIS MCDONALD, DIRECTOR OF CLASSIFICATION (601) 932-2880 (ext 6252) DMcDonald@mdoc.state.ms.us JOE COTTEN, DIRECTOR INMATE ACCOUNTS /COMISSARY (601) 359-2935 jcotten@mdoc.state.ms.us MAX CATHEY, DIRECTOR FLEET / PROPERTY /WAREHOUSE (601) 359-5032 mcathey@mdoc.state.ms.us CHAPLAIN EUGENE WIGELSWORTH DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS PROGRAMS (601) 359-5788 cwigelsworth@mdoc.state.ms.us GRACE SIMMONS-FISHER, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS (601) 359-5608 gfisher@mdoc.state.ms.us AUDREY McAFEE, DIRECTOR OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (601) 359-5636 amcafee@mdoc.state.ms.us BILL GREENLEAF, DIRECTOR OF POLICY, PLANNING, RESEARCH & EVALUATIO (601) 359-5601 bgreenleaf@mdoc.state.ms.us SHARON PEPPER, DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES (601) 359-5666 spepper@mdoc.state.ms.us RUBY WEATHERS, DIRECTOR OF JOB RECRUITMENT (601) 359-5703 rweathers@mdoc.state.ms.us PATRICIA DEAN-WILSON, DIRECTOR OF LOSS CONTROL (601) 359-5799 pdean-wilson@mdoc.state.ms.us DILWORTH RICKS, DIRECTOR OF VICTIMS SERVICES (601) 359-5628 / 1-866-522-4087 dricks@mdoc.state.ms.us MICHAEL WHITE, DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL & PRIVATE PRISONS (601) 359-5573 mwhite@mdoc.state.ms.us SHERRY ROBINSON, DIRECTOR OF RECORDS (601) 933-2889 recordsdirector@mdoc.state.ms.us STANLEY BROOKS DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES, (662) 745-6611, EXT. 4255 sbrooks@mdoc.state.ms.us RICHIE SPEARS, DIRECTOR OF INTERSTATE COMPACT (601) 359-5650 rspears@mdoc.state.ms.us

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Juveniles in Adult Prisons

Mississippi has 50 Death Row Inmates



Mississippi has 50 Death Row Inmates. 2 Women who are housed in Pearl, and 48 men housed at Parchman. On 6-12-12 33 of the men at Parchman requested to be allowed to participate in the, "High-risk Incentive Program". The request was denied. The men have now filed APR'S to settle this matter in court. They need our support to make this happen.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Family, Friends, and Comrades



In 2007, Mississippi Commissioner of Corrections Christopher Epps created a rehabilitation program to curb the violence in Ms. prisons. Specifically in Unit 32 at Parchman. Under the direction of then Supt. Emmit Sparkman (now Det. Comm.) The two created the high-risk incentive tier program, and it has proven to be a valuable tool for improving the quality of life for the offenders that have participated. As Mr. Epps stated in a interview. They were able to reduce violence, and ultimately the offender population from 1,000 to 300 high-risk offenders, eventually closing Unit 32 in December 2010. What Mr. Epps, and Sparkman has failed to mention is that under this program, and policy Death Row offenders are classified to participate, but are being excluded. There are not any differences in DR, and state offenders classified as high-risk. We are under the very same guidelines, policies, rules, and regulations. It appears the only difference is that Mr. Epps, and Sparkman are under the impression the men on DR are not worthy of a better quality of life. They think we don't deserve the opportunity to broaden our minds, and better our health. They force us to sit inside cages, while our minds, and bodies deteriorate. They can't believe DR offenders are of a higher risk, because they house the high-risk state offenders in the very same building. On 6-13-12 The majority of DR offenders wrote to Mr. Epps, and Sparkman, and requested that they expand their high-risk incentive program. We did this, because the administration already use DR offenders as tier workers for the sole purpose of sanitation. Only three tier workers are allowed at any given time. What is bad, is that even the three tier workers are even discriminated against. These men are not allowed any of the incentives that should come with being a part of the program. The only incentive DR are offered is a piece of "steak" if they are good for six months to a year. That is like giving your dog a treat snack for sitting up or rolling over. With the great success of Mr. Epps, and Sparkman high-risk incentive programin Unit 32 (Where DR was housed FYI). Why are we still being treated like animals? We are people. Reguardless of what any have done to be on DR. Reguardless of your position on the death penalty. Reguardless of your faith. WE ARE PEOPLE. It has been proven repeatedly that some of us will not remain on DR. A percentage of us will be re-sentenced to life in prison, or exonerated, and set free. With that fact in mind, it is reasonable to ask. Why are we being discriminated against, and punished as our social faculties, and health deteriorate. There is no productive, positive programs for DR, because Mr. Epps, and Sparkman choose not to include us in anything, but classification with the high-risk offenders. On 6-13-12 we asked. DR offenders are required to follow, and abide by all rules, and regulations that the high-risk state offenders are suppose to follow. We are told to "act" human, while being treated less than animals would. The animal rights organizations would be appalled at our treatment, if we were animals. Why not people? Our adherence to the rules, our non-violent stance, our mutual respect for guards, and officials are without a doubt a proven fact Mr. Epps, and Sparkman, along with Ms. elected officials continue to ignore. We are not seen as people, which our treatment testifies to. We are not given basic respect as humans. Furthermore...... Officials constantly use scare tactics in the media to make the public fear DR, so they can continue to mistreat us. The simple truth is that we are trying to educate ourselves, so that we are better able to rehabilitate ourselves, as we fight our convictions, and sentences. Our cases are ACTIVE from day one in the courts. So we should be able to be ACTIVE in order to properly fight them. Make no mistake about it, we are fighting for our lives. We need our mental and physical health to meet the demand our cases impose on us. More so, than any group of prisoners in any system. I have to ask... why are Mr. Epps, and Sparkman so reluctant to include us in a program that is tried, and true? The de-humanization make me question their motives. All of this should be made clear so that when you contact them, you can question their motives too. Here is some food for thought. James Billiot has been found incompetent to be executed. Unlike everyone else James remains on DR. Mr. Epps, and Sparkman allows James outside of his cell for 20-30 minutes each day (Proven their belief that we need some form of program to heal mentally, and physically.) I am under the firm belief James is allowed out in order to heal enough for the state of Ms. to put him to death. Why is James being allowed out, and no one else? DR is not asking to be let loose in society. We are simply asking to be allowed to participate in humanity like every other prisoner. We need you to contact Comm. Epps, Deputy Comm. Sparkman, Superintendent Earnest Lee and any, and all Ms elected representatives. Ask them: 1) Why are we being discriminated against, and dehumanized? 2) Why are they housing, and classifying DR alongside state offenders as high-risk offenders, but only giving state offenders the opportunity for a better quality of life? 3) Why are they only using this incentive program (without incentives being given) to: A) Heal James Billiot only to execute him? [B)] Use DR for sanitation? Please Help Us! Joesph Brown Ms. Death Row CHRISTOPHER B. EPPS, COMMISSIONER 723 N. President Street Jackson, Ms. 38738 (601) 359-5600 cepps@mdoc.state.ms.us EMMITT L. SPARKMAN DEPUTY COMMISSIONER (INSTITUTIONS) 723 N. Pesident Street Jackson, Ms. 38738 (601) 359-5610 esparkman@mdoc.state.ms.us Earnest Lee Superintendent (MSP) P.O. Box 1057 Parchman, Ms. 38738 (662)745-6611 elee@mdoc.state.ms.us Links that prove Mr. Epps, and Sparkman say one thing, but do another. http://www.aclu.org/blog/prisoners-rights/senators-hear-dangers-long-term-solitary-confinementhttp://hrcoalition.org/node/221

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Mississippi Burning. The need to end Mississippi death machine, it's RAC...




Mark Clements and Michelle Schmude speaks on the need why the State of Mississippi needs a chapter of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty. We need you the people of Mississippi to recognize that without a voice! your love one's have no chance nor opportunity to really achieve what they seek...and that's justice rather then injustice. The death penalty all across the U.S. is racist and barbaric to the core.

Dissenting Opinions in the Joesph P. Brown Mississippi Death Row case



There was a 5-4 decision DICKINSON, PRESIDING JUSTICE, DISSENTING: Under Mississippi Rule of Appellate Procedure 22(c)(4)(ii), Brown unquestionably was entitled to the files and discovery he requested. But because a procedural statute conflicts with the rule, the majority says the statute must control. I do not believe the Legislature has the authority to pass procedural rules in the first place; and I certainly do not agree that procedural statutes should control over conflicting Court rules. The majority is in a different view, so I respectfully dissent. CHANDLER, J., JOINS THIS OPINION. KITCHENS, JUSTICE, DISSENTING: I am unable to agree with the majority's finding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying Brown's discovery request. Brown argues that he is entitled to all records pertaining to his conviction and sentence, as well as the investigation and prosecution of his case, pursuant to Mississippi Rule of Appellate Procedure 22(c)(4)(ii). The majority finds that Rule 22(c)(4)(ii) is inapplicable because it pertains to matters "Preliminary to Proceedings in the Supreme Court," and because the rule is intended to allow a petitioner to gather information to support an application to this Court for leave to file a motion for post-conviction relief in the trial court. Maj. Op. At 7. Thus, the majority finds that, once Brown was granted leave by this Court to file his application for post-conviction relief pursuant to Mississippi Code Sections 99-39-13 through 99-39-23, he was required to show good cause in order to obtain discovery to Mississippi Code Section 99-39-15. Maj. Op. At 8. I agree with the majority's analysis of Rule 22(c)(4)(ii) and its applicability to matters before this court; however, I am persuaded that Brown has shown good cause under Section 99-39-15 for the discovery of all files pertaining to his conviction and sentence, as well as files from the investigation and prosecution of his case. Without these files, Brown is without the means to develop an evidentiary basis to prove his claim of ineffective assistance of counsel. Accordingly, the majority is remiss in concluding that Brown failed to show that he received ineffective assistance of counsel, given that he did not have available to him all of the information that pertained to this case for possible development of that claim. Brown was granted leave of this court, in part, to appeal on the issue of whether his lawyers' failure to seek an independent mental evaluation constituted ineffective assistance of counsel. Brown v. State, 749 So. 2d 82, 93 (Miss. 1999). This court directed Brown to file all discovery requests with trial court. Id. In the interim, Rule 22(c)(4)(ii) was revised in 2000 to include its present-day language, which provides: Upon appointment of counsel, or determination that the petitioner is represented by private counsel, the petitioner's prior trial and appellate counsel shall make available to the petitioner's post-conviction counsel their complete files relating to the conviction and sentence. The state, to the extent allowed by law, shall make available to post-conviction counsel the complete files of all law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies involved in the investigation of the crimes committed and the prosecution of the petitioner. (Emphasis added.) Pursuant to this rule, Brown filed a motion with the trial court seeking discovery of all the filesof his trial counsel, as well as the complete files of law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies involved in the investigation and prosecution of the capital murder charge against him. Brown's motion was denied by the trial court. Because Brown did not have benefit of the current version Rule 22(c)(4)(ii) at the time he applied for leave of this Court to file an application for post-conviction relief with the trial court, even if Rule 22(c)(4)(ii) does not apply at this stage of the proceedings, I believe Brown has shown good cause for discovery pursuant to Section 99-39-15, as he has never received the complete files related to his conviction and sentence. The majority reasons that, since the case was remanded on the issue of whether counsel was ineffective in failing to obtain an independent mental heath expert, then Brown was entitled to his mental health records only. However, without benefit of one hundred percent of the files pertaining to the investigation, prosecution, conviction, and sentencing of the charged crime of capital murder, Brown did not have access to essential material with which to attempt to develop and assert his claim of ineffective assistance of counsel. Because discovery was withheld from Brown, I cannot agree that his ineffective assistance of counsel claim can be decided on its merits. The appropriate disposition for the instant case is a remand to allow for discovery, followed by a new evidentiary hearing on the issue of ineffective assistance of counsel, as it relates to a lack of mitigating evidence via an independent mental health expert of Brown's choosing. KING, J., JOINS THIS OPINION. DICKINSON, P.J., JOINS THIS OPINION IN PART.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

191853




The State of Mississippi residents have been victimize for well over eighty decades as the result of willie lynch style justice. The Mississippi communities must take a stand against the DEATH PENALTY and injustice toward the poor residents. Fredrick Bell remains on death row in the State of Mississippi despite evidence which clearly shows that he is innocent. On Saturday, July 14, 2012, at 11:00AM join the Conference call as we mobilize with the residents to start a chapter of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty. Call Saturday at 11:00PM 218-339-4300 and the access #152872.

Friday, 23 March 2012

innocent man on Mississippi death row





Joesph is a innocent man on Mississippi death row. He had his Post Conviction Relief denied yesterday.
Opinion Summary: In 1994, Defendant Joseph Patrick Brown (a.k.a. Peanut Brown) was convicted of capital murder for shooting a convenience-store clerk to death on August 8, 1992, during the commission of an armed robbery. Defendant was sentenced to death by lethal injection. His conviction and sentence were affirmed by the Supreme Court. On March 17, 1998, Defendant filed an application for post-conviction relief, which the Supreme Court granted in part, for the sole purpose of determining whether Defendant's trial counsel was ineffective for failing to seek an independent psychological evaluation of Defendant for use as mitigation evidence. A special judge appointed to hear the matter denied Defendant's petition for post-conviction relief, and Defendant appealed. Upon review, the Supreme Court concluded the trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying Defendant's motion for discovery, as he failed to show "good cause" for his request. Furthermore, Defendant did not demonstrate that his trial counsel was ineffective in not introducing, as mitigation, a report of Defendant's psychological evaluation or in further investigating Defendant's psychological state. The Court therefore affirmed the trial court's decision to deny Defendant's petition for post-conviction relief.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

TOGETHER WE CAN SAVE THESE LIVES




For those of us who can not attend the conference at the state capital in Jackson Mississippi, tomorrow to support Matt Puckett and William Mitchell..... let's plan to swamp Governor Bryant's office with calls, email, and faxes. TOGETHER WE CAN SAVE THESE LIVES!
Governor Bryant has more than one email and I am sending to both to insure that he gets it. His emails are info@governor.com or Camp.Murphy@governor.ms.gov His phone number is 601-359-3150 His fax is 601-359-3741

Monday, 12 March 2012

Update on Justin Underwood Case





As of this date, Febuary 13, 2012, my petition for Habeas Corpus still remains in the Southern District Federal Court of Appeals and has yet to be ruled on.


At this time, I would like to give a brief recital of the facts of my case and the injustice that I received from what America claims is a equal, just, and fair Criminal Justice System.


On March 9, 1994, I was arrested by Madison Co Sheriff's Department for suspicion of burglary. I was also informed that they believed I had stolen merchandise in my car, but that it would be towed because there was no search warrant.


However, after I was placed in the squad car, one of the officers removed materials from my car but replaced them when another of his fellow officers stated that there was no search warrant.


I brought this information to my trial attorney Edward Blackmon Jr. but nothing became of that. My trial attorney failed to properly address a lot of issues and that's why I am filing for inadequqte and ineffective assistance of counsel.


The state of Ms asserts that I confessed to (a) this crime of murder and I challenged that before trial with Suppression of Evidence hearing. I adamantly deny confessing and I invoked my Rights to Remain Silent.


All three investigators agreed that I refused to answer any of the questions for 40 to 45 minute period and then they left the interrogation room. Approximately 15 minutes later, another of the interrogators came into the room to ask questions, witch violated my miranda rights.


During the Suppression Hearing, all three invesigators told different stories of the events but they all said I never invoked my Right to Remain Silent. Of course, the judge (Hon. B. Toney) ruled in their favor and their testimony in part convicted me.


There are other parts of this case that played a major role in my conviction. I place some of the blame on myself because I felt that my attorney wasn't representing my best interests and yet I remained silent and am now convicted.


I was never charged with the burglary charge they arrested me on nor was I ever indicted of burglary. Investigators used a burglary warrant as a decoy to charge and later convict me of murder.


Please stay tuned because there is more to come and more to develop as investigators for my Appellate attorney continue to piece together this puzzle that we hope and pray will bring a beautiful picture of truth.


Justin Underwood # 55372
Mississippi Death Row

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Mississippi Death Row Contact Visits



The men and woman on Mississippi death row have went years, and some even decades without human contact. It is said a baby would die without human contact. So will the spirit of a adult without contact.

We are working on a joint effort with the men and woman on Mississippi death row to help them attain contact visits with there loved ones. They need our support out here to achieve this goal. Currently in Mississippi, the only time a loved will touch these men and woman is when there body is claimed.

Threats had been made that they would take tv, radio, canteen, phone calls, and visits if we brought attention the the row. This is not true... everything the men and woman on death row get was alloud by court order. They have much to hide, so please join us in this fight for humanity.

Thank you for your support.

We need to sign the petition and email officals
Email; Chistopher Epps Commissioner:
cepps@mdoc.state.ms.us

Emmitt Sparkman Deputy Commissioner:
esparkman@mdoc.state.ms.us

Correction Committee Members:
corrections@aa-mississippi.org


Petition link

Video link

Sunday, 19 February 2012

ms petition.wmv



A video to promote the petition that has the goal to collect signatures to allow mississippi death row inmates to get contact visits with their loved ones.

Music is "a change is gonna come" by Sam Cooke.

I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THIS SONG.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Governor Bryant, Christopher Epps, and MDOC: Allow Mississippi Death Row Inmates Contact Visits



This is a campaign to attempt to receive contact visits with our loved ones. I would like to request everyone to please sign and email.
Email; Chistopher Epps Commissioner
cepps@mdoc.state.ms.us
Emmitt Sparkman Deputy Commissioner
esparkman@mdoc.state.ms.us
Correction Committee Members
corrections@aa-mississippi.org
Christopher Epps, Mississippi Corrections,
I write this on behalf of the men and woman who need to have an opportunity to have contact visits with their families, loved ones, and children. It is said that a newborn baby will die without human contact. So too will the spirit of an adult if not given the same opportunity.
Especially in considering that despite the fact that “Death Row” inmates are sentenced to death, the law requires that all individuals be “treated equally.” This is not about “Guilt or Innocence” because the Penalty Phase of their lives has already been decided and thus far all everyone perceives is to deceive themselves that Deathrow Inmates deserve more punishment than the law has dictated!! ...
We’re not campaigning for anything other than to have them recognized as human beings who required more than just to hear there family’s voice. ... All I ask is that all death-row inmates (not just a few) be allowed to have contact visits even if it’s on a trial basis.
These contact visits could be used as a behavioral modification program. My suggestion is if the inmate has displayed appropriate behavior that he or she earn a contact visit every three or six months. In my personal belief this could be a beneficial in maintaining order.
Currently they are released from their cells 10 hours each week—two hours a day for five of seven days—and shuttled into the recreation area, which is a larger cage. (Two days a week, they remain in their cells 24 hours.) They exercise individually, though they can talk to an inmate in the neighboring recreation cage, one of their few opportunities for conversation. For the other 158 hours of the week and 8,216 hours of the year—94 percent of their lives—inmates waste away in their cells, isolated, trying to keep themselves from going insane.
Death row isn’t designed to be pleasant. It’s still a maximum-security prison. But a growing body of research suggests this kind of extreme isolation amounts to torture.
Prolonged isolation can ravage the psyche—causing or exacerbating mental illness. A 2003 study of the isolation unit at California’s Pelican Bay prison by Craig Haney, a psychologist at the University of California-Santa Cruz, reports that two-thirds of inmates in solitary confinement talk to themselves and nearly half suffered from “perception disorders, hallucinations, or suicidal thoughts.” Research by Stuart Grassian, a Boston psychologist who has interviewed hundreds of prisoners, found that about one-third of inmates in solitary confinement develop severe mental illness. These same effects have cropped up in military prisons. Of all the U.S. “enhanced interrogation” techniques utilized on detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, the most devastating were psychological; prolonged isolation and blaring music eroded prisoners’ sanity.
While recent studies have filled in the details, we’ve known for a long time that extended isolation can lead to madness. For most of the last century, American jailers considered solitary confinement inhumane. Prisons used it largely to discipline inmates; stints in solitary were short. The nation’s first “supermax” facility—in which inmates are kept in long-term solitary—wasn’t built until 1989, when California opened its Pelican Bay prison. The trend caught on fast. Forty states and the federal government now operate either supermax prisons or special segregation units in which prisoners remain in their cells at least 22 hours a day, according to a study by Florida State University. At any given time, between 25,000 and 100,000 U.S. prisoners are serving time in either permanent or temporary solitary confinement. That number continues to increase, according to prison reform groups.
The conditions of isolation are harsh and degrading. For many, the absence of normal social interaction, of mental stimulation, of exposure to the natural world -- of almost everything that makes life human and bearable -- is emotionally, physically and psychologically destructive. No other Western democracy imposes such conditions of confinement for prolonged periods on so many people.
And segregation can last for decades. Principled leadership, careful staff training and effective internal-review processes can help. But external, independent scrutiny is also needed to prevent abuse and give inmates recourse against arbitrary and unfair treatment.
Please take careful consideration of my request. Currently there are eleven Death Row prisons in the United States, that allow contact visits. As it stands in Mississippi, the only time anyone will touch there loved one, is after his body is claimed.
Thank You,
Sign....
http://www.change.org/petitions/governor-bryant-christopher-epps-and-mdoc-allow-mississippi-death-row-inmates-contact-visits?share_id=yOmtokWmtQ via @change

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

R.I.P Hart Turner



R.I.P Hart Turner


Matthew 16:19 KJV And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind
on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven

The State of Mississippi executed Edwin Hart Turner


The State of Mississippi executed Edwin Hart Turner. He was a mentally ill man, and we should all be outraged over this. He was pronounced dead at 6:21 pm.

THE USSC HAS LIFTED THE RESTRAINING ORDER. EXECUTION SCHEDULED TO BE CARRIED OUT AT 6pm TONIGHT PLEASE Urge Governor Bryant to call off the execution of Hart Turner




Hart Turner, a man suffering from a life-long, hereditary and crippling mental illness, is scheduled for execution by lethal injection in Mississippi on Wednesday, February 8. Numerous mental health experts have reviewed the case and concluded that Hart was suffering from a severe mental disorder at the time of the crimes which would have impacted his moral and legal culpability. Executing the severely mentally ill is cruel and inhumane.


Take action: Contact Governor Bryant today and urge him to call off the execution of Hart Turner.


The Hon. Phil Bryant Governor of Mississippi (601)359-3150 Camp.Murphy@governor.ms.gov

Monday, 6 February 2012

Urge Governor Bryant to call off the execution of Hart Turner





Hart Turner, a man suffering from a life-long, hereditary and crippling mental illness, is scheduled for execution by lethal injection in Mississippi on Wednesday, February 8. Numerous mental health experts have reviewed the case and concluded that Hart was suffering from a severe mental disorder at the time of the crimes which would have impacted his moral and legal culpability. Executing the severely mentally ill is cruel and inhumane.


Take action: Contact Governor Bryant today and urge him to call off the execution of Hart Turner.


The Hon. Phil Bryant Governor of Mississippi (601)359-3150 Camp.Murphy@governor.ms.gov

Monday, 23 January 2012

Mississippi Death Row Valentines Day Card List




We all like to to no we are cared for and thought of. This Valentines Day let's bring some love to Mississippi Death Row. Please consider sending a Valentine's Day card to these men.


Inmate Name Inmate Number


Batiste,Bobby L 0000153435


Bell,Frederick 0000081039


Bennett,Devin 00000L4820


Billiot,James 0000008114


Branch,Lawrence 00000L1208


Brawner,J Michael 00000R3430


Brown,Joseph Patri 0000045415


Brown,Sherwood Dwa 0000026754


Brown,Xavier A 0000044781


Byrom,Michelle 00000K4686


Carrothers,Caleb 00000K0375


Carr,Anthony 0000075337


Chamberlain,Lisa Jo 0000122376


Chase,Ricky 0000074170


Conner,Ronnie Lee 0000042219


Crawford,Charles Ray 0000082068


Davis,Jeffery K. 0000079350


Davis,Kenneth 0000064881


Doss,Anthony 0000081638


Flowers,Curtis Giova 00000R2436


Galloway,Leslie 0000130792


Gillett,Roger Lee 0000133700


Goff,Joseph Bishop 0000111487


Goodin,Howard Dean 0000041165


Grayson,Blayde N. 0000037922


Havard,Jeffrey Keith 00000L3955


Hodges,Quintez 00000R6937


Hollie,Erik Wayne 0000157022


Howard,Eddie Lee Jr. 0000030856


Howell,Marlon 00000R7984


Jackson,Henry Curtis 0000025585


Jordan,Kelvin 0000066570


Jordan,Richard G. 0000030990


Keller,Jason Lee 00000M0564


King,Mack Arthur 0000037111


Knox,Steven Michael 00000R9991


Le,Thong 00000L2460


Loden,Thomas 00000K8126


Manning,Willie Jerom 0000071931


Mitchell,William J. 0000031271


Moffett,Eric 00000M1659


Pitchford,Terry 00000117778


Powers,Stephen E. 00000K5020


Puckett,Larry Mathew 0000065781


Ronk,Timothy 0000141817


Russell,Willie 0000042239


Scott,Kevin 00000R6570


Simmons,Gary Carl Jr. 00000R1943


Simon,Robert Jr. 0000046380


Smith Clyde Wendel 0000044932


Spicer,Fred Sanford 00000L5613


Thorson,Roger 0000008836


Turner,Edwin Hart 0000067290


Underwood,Justin 0000055372


Walker,Alan Dale 0000077293


Walker,Derrick Demo 00000L6016


Wilson,William Matthew 0000129500


Inmate name and number Unit 29 J Bldg. Parchman, Mississippi 38738

MAKE THAT CALL


TWO THINGS THAT ARE KEY AT THE MOMENT FOR LEON:
1) TO MAKE MONEY FOR HIS LEGAL FUND. PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR PEOPLE TO BUY HIS BOOK OR TO DONATE. IT ALL HELPS. (ALSO GIVE US IDEAS FOR FUNDRAISING EVENTS. WE ARE HERE TO BRAINSTORM TOO).
2) THE SECOND (EVEN THOUGH BOTH GO HAND IN HAND) IS TO GET AN ATTORNEY TO REPRESENT HIM ASAP. LEON HAS DONE MOST OF HIS WORK PRO SE AND THAT IS NOT A GOOD WAY TO PROCEED WITH AT THE MOMENT. WE MUST FIND A PRO BONO ATTY.

Here, a list of attorneys I received from Leon. Please choose 1 or 2 lawyers and let the group know. After yall have chosen I'll check on the rest and continue to research.

1) Monica Foster
1455 N Pennsylvania St
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
(317) 916 8210

2) Steven D Allen
501 Indiana Ave.
Indianapolis Indiana 46202
(317) 630 0137

3) Rhonda Long Sharp
1455 N Pennsylvania St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 916-8210

4) Joseph M Cleacy (not found)

5) Robert W Hammerle
Hammerle Law Office
1455 N. Pennsylvania Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46202
View Map & Directions
T: 317-630-0137 F: 317-822-8468

6)Sara Nagy
P.O. Box 875
Carmel, IN 46082
317- 574-9113
nagy.law.office@gmail.com

7) David Hennessy
424 East Wabash Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46204
View Map & Directions
T: 317-636-6160 F: 317-686-7793

8) Jack Crawford
crawdevlaw@indy.rr.com
1050 N College Ave
Indianapolis City (Balance), IN 46202
(317) 262-1052

9) Carl L. Epstein Attorney At Law
156 East Market Street, Suite 900
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Office: 317-631-1576
Cell: 317-496-9286
E-mail: clecase@aol.com

10) Eugene C Hollander
156 E Market St, 3rd Floor
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 317-262-8161
ehollander@eugenehollander.com

11)Andrew C Maternowski
3728 N Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205-3434
michael Deutsh
peoplelaw@aol.com
(317) 923-4441

12) Kathleen Zellner
Law Office of Kathleen T. Zellner
Esplanade IV1901 Butterfield Rd
Suite 650
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630.955.1212
kathleen.zellner@gmail.com

TRUTH NEVER DIES........UHURU SASA LEON!!!!!!

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Amerikkka this is what u made me



"Amerikkka this is what you made me" was written by Leon Benson on 2001. Leon is an innocent man serving life in Indiana. For more info go to: http://www.freewebs.com/freeleonbenson/

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Here is the link for the petition for Edwin Hart Turner. Mississippi wants to execute a mentally ill man!!



Edwin Hart Turner is an inmate on Mississippi death row suffering from a serious mental illness. According to accredited medical staff he is suffering from Borderline personality disorder and a depressive disorder, which is likely to be a bipolar disorder.


At the time of the crime, Mr Turner suffered from a serious substance addiction. He was also treated with high dozes of the anti depressive drug Prozac, the drug dozes had just been increased before the two tragic robberies took place.


Looking into legal records there are assemblies of cases in which the side effects of anti depressive drugs alone, often in a scenario of changing the dozes, has caused rampage, violent acts, brutal murders and school shootings. It is also well known that the effects of prozac, as well as Mr. Turner's diagnosis, become worsen by substance abuse, such as drugs and alcohol.


This important factor was not given a key role during trial, which make it highly questionable if Mr. Turner's legal counsel was offering his client efficient and legaly secure defense. It is obvious that Mr. Turner's attorney was lacking of fundamental knowledge about his client's mental illness and well known side effects of anti depressive drugs.


Mr. Turner also has a painful history of suicide attempts and involuntary commitments to psychiatric care on mental institutions. During his childhood Mr Turner experienced his parents' sever alcoholism and lived in an environments that is to be likened to mental torture. In his family there is a history of serious mental illness, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.


The fact that this man, right now, is awaiting execution is a disgrace to all civil society. The state of Mississippi should give this man the psychiatric care he is entitled too, and not give him the death penalty.


On January 10, 2012, Attorney General Jim Hood asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to set an execution date for Mr. Hart Turner. Monday the same week (January 9, 2012) the U.S. Supreme Court refused to try Mr. Turners appeal, in which he claimed that his attorney offered inefficient legal counseling. Mr Hart Turner is likely to get an execution date any day now.


Sign the petition to help us save his life!




http://www.change.org/petitions/the-governor-of-ms-stop-the-execution-of-edwin-hart-turner?share_id=dWJyRBjfik via @change

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

List of people executed in Mississippi




Since 1976, 15 people convicted of capital murder have been executed by the state of Mississippi.


Executed person Date of execution Method Victims Under Governor


1 Jimmy Lee Gray 2 September 1983 gas chamber Deressa Jean Scales William Winter


2 Edward Earl Johnson 20 May 1987 gas chamber J. T. Trest William Allain


3 Connie Ray Evans 8 July 1987 gas chamber Arun Pahwa William Allain


4 Leo Edwards, Jr. 21 June 1989 gas chamber Linzy Don Dixon Ray Mabus


5 Tracy Alan Hansen 17 July 2002 lethal injection David Bruce Ladner Ronnie Musgrove


6 Jessie Derrell Williams 11 December 2002 lethal injection Karon Ann Pierce Ronnie Musgrove


7 John B. Nixon, Sr. 14 December 2005 lethal injection Virginia Tucker Haley Barbour


8 Bobby Glen Wilcher 18 October 2006 lethal injection Katie Bell Moore and Velma Odell Noblin Haley Barbour


9 Earl Wesley Berry 21 May 2008 lethal injection Mary Bounds Haley Barbour


10 Dale Leo Bishop 23 July 2008 lethal injection Marcus James Gentry Haley Barbour


11 Paul Everette Woodward 19 May 2010 lethal injection Rhonda Crane Haley Barbour


12 Gerald James Holland 20 May 2010 lethal injection Krystal King Haley Barbour


13 Joseph Daniel Burns 21 July 2010 lethal injection Floyd Melvin McBride Haley Barbour


14 Benny Joe Stevens 10 May 2011 lethal injection Glenda Lee Reid, Wesley Reid, Dylan Reid and Heath Pounds Haley Barbour


15 Rodney Gray 17 May 2011 lethal injection Grace Blackwell Haley Barbour

PLEASE HELP "FREE AN INNOCENT MAN " HELP BRING JEFFREY HOME


http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/help-free-jeffrey-havard.html
PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE POST FAX EMAIL RT
ATTENTION EVERYONE: We are asking for HELP.... JEFFREY HAVARD ( DEATH ROW ) PARCHMAN MS #L3955 HAS ASKED FOR CLEMENCY........... PLEASE CALL or EMAIL ...... GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR @ 1-877-405-0733.......or.......1-601-359-3150........FAX # 1-601-359-3741........e-MAIL @governor@governor.state.ms.us. .................. ALSO you can contact ....... MARSHA BARBOUR ( WIFE ) @ bbryant@governor.state.ms.us. ............... In his case there was no evidence to convict him of CAPITAL MURDER , NO DNA.. HIS CASE HAS GLOBAL ATTENTION FROM PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN HIS INNOCENCE,AND KNOW THAT HE IS INNOCENT OF THIS......... HE HAS ALSO GOT GLOBAL ATTENTION FROM MEDIA AND JOURNALIST ALL AROUND THE WORLD..........PLEASE HELP "FREE AN INNOCENT MAN ".......... HELP BRING JEFFREY HOME .......

US high court won't hear Miss. inmate's appeal

 
http://hosted2.ap.org/ALDEC/
Article/Article_2012-01-10/id-7d69f0c4683a4b3ea35f48354c94fcd2/recordType-Spot%20Development

Friday, 6 January 2012

Mississippi Death Row.....


Mississippi Death Row..... Lawrence Branch v. State of Mississippi; Carroll Circuit Court 1st District; LC Case #: 2001-0003CR1; Ruling Date: 05/23/2002; Ruling Judge: C. Morgan,III; Disposition: Motion to Resentence to Life Without Parole is granted in part insofar as this matter is remanded to the Circuit Court for the First Judicial District of Carroll County,case No. 2001-0003CR1,for resentencing within thirty (30) days of the entry of this order. Agreed: All Justices. Order entered.

Save Matt Puckett - Stop an Innocent Man From Being Executed


Larry Matthew Puckett was convicted of Capital Murder in August of 1996 and his been on Death Row at Parchman, MS since then. Matt and his family and friends have maintained his innocence from the beginning and have worked all this time to prove that he did not commit this horrible crime.


Matt was only 18 years old and until he was charged with this crime, he had never been in any kind of legal trouble. He was the first Eagle Scout ever at his high school and was honored for that distinction at an awards ceremony just days before he graduated from high school. He was a good loyal son and friend to all who knew him. When Matt was in his senior year of high school, his Dad suffered a heart attack and was unable to work for a time. Matt stepped up and not only went to school but worked and contributed his entire paycheck to help out until his Dad was able to return to work. Matt was scheduled to leave for the Navy the week after this crime was committed. He had everything going for him and no reason or motive to commit a murder.


Matt's attorney's have been working on his case diligently, but
unfortunately, we have reached a brick wall in every direction and time is running out for us to prove that Matt is innocent. Please sign this petition to help us save Matt's life by asking the Governor of the State of Mississippi to commute Matt's sentence from Death to Life without the possibility of parole. We would much rather see Matt freed entirely, but right now our only chance is for the Governor to grant this request. We need more time!! Matt's last appeal is currently in front of the US Supreme Court but the justices are expected to rule by January 16, 2012. If we are turned down, the Mississippi Attorney General will set an execution date for 30 days out. That give us no longer than February 17.


If you believe in Matt because you know him or because you know someone who knows and believes in him, please help us by signing this petition and encouraging others to sign.


You can also sign because you believe that the Death Penalty is wrong and that it should be abolished in the State of Mississippi and in the United States of America.


http://www.change.org/petitions/save-matt-puckett-stop-an-innocent-man-from-being-executed?share_id=NMqTHJlffQ via @change

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Justin H. Underwood Wrongfully Convicted


Justin is currently incarcerated at Mississippi Department of Corrections - Ms. Unit 29 J Building


I was falsely convicted in May 1995 of the murder and kidnapping of Virginia Ann Harris. I was poorly represented by Attorney Edward Blackmon Jr.. during my trial, and there was no defense presented even though I had witnesses that would testify.


I am currently represented by Attorney James W. Craig and Mark D. Jicka. I'm in the South District Federal Court where I filed a petition for Habeas Corpus. I'm also trying to return to state court for Post-Convicition as well based on evidence we were not privy to during my original trial.


Some of the issues that are raised on my behalf are
(a) ineffective assistance of counsel,
(b) Violation of Miranda Rights,
(c) a violation of rights to have a independent psych evaluation to ascertain competency before trial
(d) Proprietorial misconduct in not turning over all exculpatory evidence,
(e) there may be some issues with the gathering of evidence that did fall under the direct protocol.


There are a lot of holes in my case and some of the blame may fall on my shoulders because I was naive to the law or my rights. I can honestly say that I was duped but I want to prove my innocence and there are plenty of facts left unturned that need to be sought.


What I am looking for assistance with is Research and cited cases dealing with - 1) there was a order by the trial judge that stated I could have a mental evaluation independent from the county, and my Attorney re-addressed the issue; 2) the lead investigator of my case never received the so- called murder weapon and it was turned over to the FBI Crime Lab by a third party without the knowledge of proper protocol of the lead detective or Madison Co. Sheriffs Department, and 3) there was evidence of a polygraph test in my motion of discovery dealing with the witness ( a witness) for the defense, but no mention at all of the states witness taking a polygraph test.


I would appreciate any and all assistance that can be offered.


Justin Underwood #55372
MSP, Unit 29 J Bldg.
Parchman, Ms. 38738

HELP WITH REQUEST FOR APPLICATION FOR CLEMENCY FOR MICHAEL LINDSEY



GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR
PHONE #: 601-359-3150 OR 1-877-405-0733
E-MAIL: governor@governor.state.ms.us




TIME IS CRUCIAL FOR THESE PHONE CALLS TO BE MADE ON 1/4/12 BUT NO LATER THAN 1/5/12 BECAUSE HALEY BARBOUR WILL BE LEAVING OFFICE & WE WOULD LIKE FOR HIM TO BE THE ONE TO MAKE THE DECISION IN A CASE INVOLVING A LAW THAT HE SIGNED INTO LAW.


I requested a clemency application for Michael Lindsey on October 18, 2011. As of this date I have been denied this application by Governor Haley Barbour's office. After repeated calls to Gov. Barbour's office for over 2 months to check the status of my request on December 27, 2011, I was told by his office that it is Governor Barbour's his police that an inmate has to have been out of prison for at least 7 years before they can receive an application for clemency. This is not the law in Ms. In Ms. ALL INMATES have the right to request clemency.


Michael's case involves a law that Governor Haley Barbour signed into law & took effect and shall be in force from and after July 1, 2006 called Mississippi 'Stand Your Ground' Castle Doctrine which protects the victim of a felony crime form criminal & civil prosecution. The FELONY AGGRAVATED ASSAULT COMMITTED ON MICHAEL AT 2:00 A.M. AT HIS FRONT DOOR which resulted in the death of this felony attacker happened on July 27, 2008 which makes Michael protected by this law which was completely & intentionally ignored by police & the Ms. justice system.


For the Gov. of Ms. to be required by Ms. law to review a request for clemency this request has to accompanied by the application issued by the governor's office. I have been denied this application which would require by law that Governor Haley Barbour review Michael's case.


I am asking everyone to please call Governor Haley Barbour's office & demand this application for clemency be issued & that Gov. Barbour review the case of this victim of a felony crime who was wrongfully charged, prosecuted then forced to make a plea under duress by the state of Ms. when he was protected by Ms. law from all of the above mentioned.


You can view crime scene photos of Michael Lindsey laying on the ground bloody & unresponsive (as stated in police reports) taken by police when they arrived on the scene on Michael's web page by The Mississippi Justice Project. Also on his web page by the MJP you can read the MEMO BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO NOLLE PROSSE by Michael's attorney submitted to the court which was denied. I did not uses these crime scene photo's as the profile picture for this event because of their graphic nature. Some people find these photos offensive but as offensive as they are to some they are Michael Lindsey's reality.


Link to Michael Lindsey's web site created by The Mississippi Justice Project:


http://www.mississippi-justice.com/MichaelLindsey.html


You can also view blogs at Muddy Mississippi Justice about Michael's unfair sentence hearing, interviews with some of Michael's friends & supporters & his attorney view on Michael's sentencing & a message sent to Michael from the step-daughter of Michael's attacker telling Michael the he is her savior. There are 5 blogs on this site about Michael 1 in June & 4 in July.


Link to Muddy Mississippi Justice blog spot:


http://muddymississippijustice.blogspot.com/2011/06/mike-lynzy-sentenced-having-long-hair.html


Link to Mississippi SB 2426 -‘Stand Your Ground’ Castle Doctrine signed into law by Governor Haley Barbour.


http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2006/html/SB/2400-2499/SB2426PS.htm


Thanks to everyone for your help & support in helping me see justice served for the real VICTIM of this tragic incident Michael Lindsey.

Justice For William Mitchell



William Mitchell is expecting a execution to be set any time. Once the state gets a date set it is carried out within 30 days. William Mitchell is one of the men named in the Knox Lawsuit, who deceive inadequate counsel.


KNOX V. MISSISSIPPI Justia.com Opinion Summary: In 2010, sixteen death-sentenced inmates, including Steve Knox (the inmates), filed a complaint in the Chancery Court. The essence of their complaint was that due to defects in both the statutory structure and the performance of the Mississippi Office of Capital Post-Conviction Counsel (MOCPCC), they were deprived of their right to obtain meaningful state post-conviction and federal habeas corpus review of their convictions and death sentences. The inmates requested injunctive relief against the State due to alleged violations of their rights to competent, appointed, post-conviction counsel. The State moved to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction. After a hearing, the chancery court found that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction over the complaint because the inmates' "attack on the death sentences and post-conviction judicial reviews of [their] convictions" was cognizable under the Uniform Post-Conviction Collateral Relief Act (UPCCRA). The chancery court dismissed the complaint. Upon review, the Supreme Court affirmed, finding the chancery court lacked jurisdiction over the inmates claims because the claims were embraced by the UPCCRA.


PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE
http://www.change.org/petitions/the-governor-of-ms-demand-justice-for-william-mitchell