Dad Deserves A Fresh, New Start
Family & Friends of Unfairly-Jailed Inmate Ask For Help to Rebuild His Life
Slightly Updated June 18, 2018
Most of the time, the justice system gets it right. But, as we are all
becoming more and more aware, sometimes it gets it very wrong.
Daniel Smith's family is another one of those tragic examples of how
big government's overbreadth and attack on personal freedom can
impact us all.
Thousands, whose quality of life were positively impacted by Daniel's
humanitarian efforts, sought support from Congress on his behalf in
After a trial in which Daniel was denied the right to present a case in defense,
thousands sought leniency from the judge .
In early 2017, thousands petitioned the President to grant a stay for Daniel .
In late 2017 thousands again rallied to implore the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
to take notice of errors and correct a miscarriage in justice .
With the exception of a somewhat lenient sentence, all of these public outcries
were ignored by the powers that be.
Beloved of thousands around the globe for his heroic activism and
inspiring attitude against all odds, Daniel will finally be released from
prison to a halfway house in early July...just 14 days from today.
Now, over three years later, after serving the majority of his sentence, new counsel
helps the Supreme Court see how Daniel committed no crime, the government
egregiously misapplied law, and the court denied due process.  It will take several
months to sort out.
Though Daniel will already be freed when this appeal is heard we all hope the
Justices do rule in his favor so his prior unblemished name can be restored.
In the meanwhile, financial support for his family is sorely needed as it will take a
number of months before Daniel can adequately support his family again.
This caring, compassionate and giving man was tragically separated from his wife, two daughters, two sons, and a grandson for more than three years -- simply for helping
others. We pray you'll see fit to help Daniel and his family now in this rebuilding time.
If you can donate $5, $10, or $25 to his fundraiser it will help so much. For those who wish to use a donation method other than Go Fund Me, you may contact
Daniel's Father at the address provided by Go Fund Me. Should you prefer to send
it through PayPal ~ send it to: Larry@StandByDaniel.com
We Believe in Our Hero ~ Daniel!
We thank you with sincere appreciation.
The Friends & Family of Daniel Smith
 [Link] Change.org petition w/thousands of signatures asking Congress to
investigate prosecutorial misconduct
 [Link] Change.org petition w/thousands of signatures asking the
President to stay Daniel Smith’s sentence.
 [Link] Change.org petition w/thousands of signatures asking Ninth Circuit to rehear case En Banc
 [Link] To Supreme Court not provided yet.
 Awesome New Video:
 Here are some supporters’ comments about Daniel:
“Daniel Smith is the kind of person we all need in our lives. He certainly is not a
threat to society He could do so much more good as an active member of society,
rather than wasting away in prison.”
...Ricardo, Chula Vista, CA, USA
"...Because I know Daniel to be innocent and a grave injustice is being done to him.
This family man is not proven guilty and needs to be with his family.
Please review this case honorably and help to restore faith in the so called
... Margaret, Kyogle, Australia
If this case will not give, nor yield Daniel Smith his opportunity to mount a defense in
court, and for full transparency in all matters which should reveal why an
unconstitutional decision was allowed. Surely there can be no hope or expectation
for anyone else regardless of of their color, creed, age or gender, to receive fair
and just treatment in any issue.
...Deree, Londan, UK
“I still cannot understand the need for this kind and gentle man’s imprisonment. It is all too surreal.This is a story we are only accustomed to associate with totalitarian
countries, not to the world beacon and justice that is the USA.”
...Noel, Sliema, Malta
"I am praying every day that Daniel gets out. It’s such a shame what the so called
government has done to him. But yet people who do worse things get to walk free.
Daniel has a a heart of GOLD and he was taught to help, not hurt or do things to hurt
people. I can’t wait for him to be free and be with you guys again. He still has a long
road ahead of him and healing. GOD please put your loving arms around this family and keep them all safe and let them know you love them all."
...Betty Ryder, US
Daniel appreciates your help for giving him a fresh new start in his life. Wrongfully not allowed to put on a defense at his trial ~ he'll be out months early (July 2nd) because he had perfect behavior - zero problems in over 3 years in the Federal Penitentiary. He will build a new life and will always live to help others.
Please consider giving just a small donation as scores of others have done. Rich Blessings ~ Larry ~ Daniel's Father
Now he has to start life all over again and we're raising funds to help with the myriad of expenses he'll have.
Even just $5.00 from each of you will make it possible.
And sending this message to your family and friends will help so much.
Thank you for your caring thoughtfulness.
Daniel's Family & Friends