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Governor Ryan Grants Clemency
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ALL death row prisoners in Illinois
have their death sentences
commuted by Governor Ryan January 11, 2003 before he leaves office.
ILLINOIS PRISONERS STILL NEED YOUR HELP !
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maintained Aaron Patterson's Personal Webpage Since 1998
HE IS ONE OF FOUR DEATH ROW PRISONERS
Robert Carlos Casillas - Reports
on Racism and Abuses at Illinois' Death Row
Robert's words, " As a American born Latino, I have suffered the slings
and arrows of this thing
hatred and racism, since birth. I feel it my duty to say to this
state, and hope the country and the world will also pay attention.
Be well aware of exactly where the taxpayers money of Illinois is going
when it comes to the job of hiring prison guards, employing judges and or
prosecutors. If you think racism exists only with the KKK, skinheads,
etc...you are sadly mistaken. The penal system in the state of Illinois
is replete with racists that take out their hatred and racist views on any
and all inmates; people that have fallen victim to the judicial system
gone out of control. This cannot be ignored any longer. But
I need your help in bringing this matter to the attention of the people
of this fine state; and hope pressure will be applied from the world body
for America to mend its own fences immediately, before judging another country.
Reginald Chapman - Illinois Death
Reginald Chapman is a Death
Row prisoner at Menard C.I. in the State of Illinois.
His webpage includes poetry
from Reggie, as well a request for pen-pals to correspond with.
Tony Dameron - Born in Canada, Now
on Death Row, Illinois
Dameron, who was born in Toronto, Canada to American parents, now sits on
death row in Illinois. He was convicted of the murder of his infant
daughter, which he contends was an accident. His page includes case
information as provided by Tony, expert testimony from his trial, photos,
and his pen pal request.
Dennis Emerson - An Artist On Death
row in Illinois Purchase
Emerson, born in 1951, is a death row prisoner in Illinois. He spends
much of his time creating crafts - examples of which can be seen on his
page. Contact Dennis directly for more information if you are interested
in purchasing his crafts. . His page also includes his
pen pal request.
Tony Enis - Art and Writings from Illinois'
Tony is a death row prisoner
at Pontiac in Illinois. His webpage features his poem "What is Beauty"
as well as 2 selections of
his artwork "Sentinels of the Forest" and "Prayer of Peace".
David Harris - Police Brutality to
Illinois Death Row
David Harris is a young African
American man on death row in Illinois. His page includes David's photo, and
pen pal request, and a brief description of the brutality David Harris suffered
at the hands of the infamous Illinois police who essentially beat a false
confession out of him, he contends. He offers to send documentation
to those who want more information, and he is asking for your assistance
Demetrius Henderson - Death
Demetrius is 31 years old
and has been on death row in Illinois since he was 17. Demetrius
is looking for friendship and correspondence. His page includes his
William Jones - Art And Writings
From Death Row
was born in 1955, the 10th of 11 children. He is currently a death
row prisoner in the state of Illinois. His page includes his poetry,
and many examples of his wonderful artwork.
Aldwin McNeal Death Row, Illinois
has been on death row for almost five years. His page includes case
information, photos, and his pen pal request as well as legal defense fund
Corey Moore, Death Row, Illinois
Corey Moore is an Illinois
death row prisoner. Page includes case info, photos, and pen pal request.
" I have to prove my innocence
but that's hard to do without the proper assistance of
counsel, which is something
that I've never had... My purpose for writing this letter is to hopefully
acquire your assistance in proving my innocence of these crimes that I've
been wrongly convicted....There's a lot of serious issues with my cases
and I know that if I had the proper representation, I will be free soon
after the evidence is heard."
Ed Moore - Illinois Death Row
Moore has been on death row in Illinois since 1992. His page includes
detailed case information provided by Cathy King, a researcher of wrongful
convictions on death row, a brief description of evidence never heard in
court, legal defense fund information, and more.
Patrick Page - Artist On Death Row
is 35 years old and a Death Row inmate at Pontiac, Illinois. His
page includes his pen pal request, and some examples of his paintings.
Darrin Shatner - Help Stop the
Abuse of Illinois Death Row Prisoner
We have received the following
report from Illinois death row inmate Darrin Shatner, who has received
abuse and threats from guards due to his religious beliefs.
He is a victim of religious persecution at Menard prison. He has not been
allowed to phone his family in over two years, as well as having his legal
mail illegally intercepted and tampered with when he attempted to bring
his attorneys attention to this abuse. He is afraid for his life at
the hands of guards and others and asks that all who read this letter do
what they can to encourage a full scale investigation and wants to be moved,
saying that he may be tortured even worse after this letter, but that the
abuse is so bad he wants immediate public attention placed on it .
PLEASE HELP !
Sherrell Towns - Illinois Death
Towns is a death row inmate in Illinois. His page includes case information,
a letter regarding
case requesting legal/investigatory assistance, and his pen pal request.
Howard Wiley - Death Row illinois Howard Wiley is an Illinois death row prisoner
and a father. His page includes a letter from Howard, the story of
the case against him and his arrest as told by Howard, photos, and a
pen pal request.
Elton Williams - Death Row Illinois
"I am going into my sixth
year here....time I strive to utilize constructively...I'm also an amateur
poet and aspiring novelist." Visit Elton's webpage for his poetry and his
Martin Wooley - On The Death Penalty
Martin Wooley is an inmate
on death row in Menard, Illinois. He has sent us his essay on capital
punishment and society, as well as a pen pal request. Please take
a moment to read.
Guards beating prisoners, not feeding them for a week at a time, filing false
disciplinary reports, using chemical agents without provocation...
Pen Pal Requests from Illinois' Death Row
The Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty has received the
following requests for pen pals from Illinois death row prisoners.
Ask Governor Rod Blagojevich when he will
have the courage to go 'all the way'
and abolish Capital Punishment
in Illinois as has been done in neighboring
states such as in Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota ?
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich
Springfield, IL 62706
Fax : 217-524-4049
Released or Re-Sentenced
- Released from death row !
Aaron Patterson - Profile of a
Wrongful Conviction: Released January 10, 2002
Aaron Patterson was on
death row 17 years for the 1986 homicide of a Chicago couple. The
CCADP was contacted back in 1998 by Aaron when he was still on death row
requesting a webpage to feature information about his wrongful conviction.
His conviction was based on an unsigned 'confession' obtained
through torture. Police in Chicago's Area 2 Violent Crimes
Unit kicked and struck Patterson, suffocated him, and interrogated
him for 25 hours with no attorney present. The 'confession',
written by police was not signed by Patterson. There never was any physical
or circumstantial evidence against him. More than 40 black men were tortured
with electric shocks, suffocation hoods, Russian roulette,
burns, severe beatings, and threats of death during a 12 year
period, resulting in the dismissal of a lieutenant in 1993. Aaron has garnered international
support, and his case was featured on 60 Minutes II, and several other news
programs. Visit Aaron's webpage proclaiming his innocence that the
CCADP has maintained since 1998.
Anthony Ehlers - Poetry From
Menard CI, Illinois
Anthony is a FORMER
death row inmate in Illinois. Click here to read his writings, his
poetry, and his pen pal request. Anthony's poems have recently been published,
and even recorded as lyrics for a song on a CD release by German recording
artists. We are excited and pleased to report that the prosecutors
in Anthony's case did not seek a death sentence again at his resentencing
at the end of September 1999. He was re-sentenced to life, (remains
at the same prison that houses death row, though he is now in general population.
Anthony has more legal battles ahead of him still. Page includes case
info, writings, artwork and more. CCADP would like to congratulate
Anthony on his recent marriage !
Mario Flores - Acclaimed Artist On
Death Row In Illinois
Courtesy of the Campaign
to Free Mario Flores, a collection of Mario's wonderful paintings is available
online. Mario has exhausted all of his state level appeals. Please
take a look at his paintings, one of which has been included in a book of
art and writings from death row.
Bobby O. Williams - Illinois Death
Williams is a 24 year old prisoner who was sentenced to death in Illinois.
In July of 2000, his death sentence was overturned. Page includes
photos, Bobby's pen pal request, and information from the news regarding
the overturning of his death sentence.
Executed / Died in Custody
Died in Prison September 18, 2002
Donnie Bull - Death Row Illinois
Donald Bull passed away on
Sept 18, still in prison, on death row from 'natural' causes, scematic failure.
Visit Donnie's webpage for his original pen pal request, photos and links
to his official homepage.
Other Links to Illinois Death Row Resources
Other Illinois Death Row Prisoners Pages / Pen Pals
- (Stanley Howard
is one of the four men released by Governor Ryan)
Ron Burt Jr Penpal Request
Elton Williams Penpal Request
Death Row 10
Illinois Anti-Death Penalty Organizations / Advocates
Illinois Death Penalty
Penalty In Illinois
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For those of you writing to prisoners; consider a book
or a magazine subscription as a gift - something they can receive weekly
or monthly; something to fill up the time and keep their mind
occupied; something to look forward to in the mail. Via
Amazon.com, if you order a magazine subscription for yourself or
your prisoner pen pal via the link above, a percentage of
your purchase will go towards helping to support the CCADP's web
The CCADP offers free webpages to over 500 Death Row Prisoners
Contact us for more information.
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This page was
last updated April 24, 2005
Canadian Coalition Against the Death
This page is maintained and updated by Dave
Parkinson and Tracy Lamourie in Toronto, Canada