Help the Calusinski's and their daughter Melissa!
2019 Melissa has now been incarcerated for over 10 years!!
Paul and Cheryl have literally been to hell and back the past 10 years. Their youngest daughter Melissa, was literally yanked from their home and unjustly sent to prison for a crime she didn't commit. (Watch 48 hours, Blaming Melissa:
Though evidence was found which proved her innocence, Melissa still sadly sits in prison, far away from her family. You can imagine the stress and legal fees this family has had to endure.
There is also an update which 48 hours made called The Fight for Melissa:
Paul and Cheryl go to see Melissa twice a month because that is all they are allowed. It cost them over $300 a month. They live 3 hours away from Logan Correctional Center so it is a 6 hr round trip. They also buy Melissa lunch so they are able to have a meal with her.
Anything you can give to help them get through this terrible injustice will be greatly appreciated. It will help with Melissa's expenses and will make it easier for Paul and Cheryl to continue to see their daughter until she is set free. They put money in her commissary as well for her phone privileges and other things she needs.
Thank you so much for your continued support!
I wish I could give you money to help but my husband just lost his job. Have you tried asking the amazing women at Project Hope in Barrington? Project Hope is across the street from St. Anne's Church in downtown Barrington. They help people all throughout Lake County and, I believe, parts of Cook County. I volunteered with them for years. They assist with all kinds of needs. Please call 847-381-5721. http://stannebarrington.org/human-concerns/project-hope/ Hope you get the help you need and deserve.
These are some resources that might be helpful. I'm sure you have tried every avenue or means at your disposal, but another set of eyes or ideas is always a chance worth taking when it comes to the freedom and justice of a loved one! I truly hope that they come to see the light and realize that they have made the wrong decision here. Melissa is there because they were more interested in pushing for the case to close rather than taking the proper means and practices necessary to solve it. That of course would require far more effort than they put in to just wash there hands of the work that both Ben and Melissa deserve. The Innocence Network http://innocencenetwork.org/ Illinois Innocence Project http://www.uis.edu/illinoisinnocenceproject/ The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation For Justice http://www.thejeffreydeskovicfoundationforjustice.org/ Justice on Trial http://www.justiceontrial.org/index.php/resources/ The Christian Science Monitor https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/2009/1130/p07s01-lign.html The Happy Prisoner Resources http://thehappyprisoner.org/legalaid.htm Seeking Justice For the Innocent http://www.seekingjusticefortheinnocent.com/index.php/resources/resources-list/resources-non-profit-organizations Advocate 4Wrongfully Convicted http://www.a4wc.org/Index.html