I have been on death row
only a few months, I have heard alot of stories from the men here,
I haven't heard anyone yet say... "I didn't do it" Am I the only one that is going to die for something they didn't do ?
From what I've seen of Texas Justice at my trial, I "don't" think so !
My lawyer, ha ha, right.
Their lawyer they gave me to defend my life, did nothing !
Didn't call any of my witnesses, didn't even get out of his chair to ask any questions.
It was like, since him and the D.A. went to school together, go fishing and to church together. They were working together. Because I didn't have any money to give him, he didn't care.
The only good thing he did was do nothing, because now I get a new trial on appeal.
The only bad thing is it's going to be the same thing all over again.
Because I have no money to hire a lawyer they will give me another one from the same small town and I will Die for a crime that I didn't do, that they didn't prove...My lawyer just didn't not prove I didn't.
I can't tell you the horror of sitting on Death Row for something you didn't do. I can't tell you the loss and hopelessness I feel. My first day here, I slit my wrist, yes I gave up. It was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. Its ironic that a lot of these guys are fighting for their life and I try and take mine.
I still think about suicide but what I think more about is my children and my mom. I just can't give up, I've never given up on anything if I was in the right.
Its time to take a stand and fight for myself, my family, and for true justice ! That is why I am writing this letter now. The guy in the cell next to me gave me this address and told me, "There are people out there that care and will help." Its just hard to believe when people in your own country, state, and country don't care.
If you are reading this and can help me in anyway possible, please "Help me." I don't want to die. My mom has a small group of supporters trying to raise money for a lawyer but its not going so good being a small church in a small town.
Or if you just want to write and give me your support through correspondence you can write to me at (address below.)
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My name is Troy Clark, I am 32 years old, 5'9" and 175 lbs. My eyes are blue, I have brown hair and a great smile (when I smile.) I like to : draw, play chess, dance and play sports, body art and Harley's. I'm a clown, always trying to make people laugh or smile. Life is too short not to be happy. Well, I hope to hear from someone soon, because I sure could use a smile right now ! There isn't many smiles on death row :( Until I hear from you. Much love from Texas. Always,
Troy Clark 999351
Polunsky Unit D.R.
3872 FM 350 South
Troy's mother has opened a Defence Fund account.
If you'd like to contribute, you can send checks or money orders to :
"Justice For Troy"
P.O. Box 665
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