To Help Promote Jason Goudlock’s Book

A crowd funding campaign has been launched to promote Brother of the Struggle, the exiting novel by Jason Goudlock, in the interest of attaining his liberation and bringing awareness to the cause his over-incarceration and wrongful conviction in the state of Ohio, as well as bring in much needed revenue from Jason’s book, #BrotheroftheStruggle, available on Amazon.com and FreeJasonGoudlock.org. The revenue from book sales will in turn be used towards Jason’s legal defense fund. Jason is also the subject of the recently completed feature-length documentary #INVISIBLE CHESS: The Jason Goudlock Story, available on YouTube as well as FreeJasonGoudlock.org. Jason, an African-American, 45-year-old native of Cleveland, Ohio, has been imprisoned since the age of 18 for aggravated robbery and felonious assault. He was sentenced under Ohio's then-indeterminate sentencing guidelines and was given a sentence of six to 25 years, in addition to a nine-year mandatory sentence for a firearm sentencing enhancement specification. On July 1,1996, however, Ohio converted it's sentencing guidelines from its indeterminate guidelines--e.g.,six to 25 years--to a drastically less punitive set of determinate,"truth-in-sentencing" guidelines, which gave an offender's sentencing judge the sole authority of determining the exact amount of time that an offender would serve,that is, prior to the offender being sent to prison. Here are the specifics of Ohio’s current laws for what Jason was charge with: https://statelaws.findlaw.com/ohio-law/ohio-robbery-laws.html If Jason had been sentenced under the July 1,1996 sentencing guidelines, he would have been released at least 17 YEARS AGO! Jason has been to the Parole Board SIX times and has received several unwarranted continuances. One particular Parole Board member, when he was a then-warden, as highlighted in the INVISIBLE CHESS documentary, was caught by the Ohio State Highway Patrol attempting to frame Jason for vandalizing a service elevator, which was later discovered to have illegally stored the then-warden's customized motorcycle. This proven-to-be corrupt state employee was, nonetheless, still permitted to participate in Jason's Parole Board release consideration hearings. In 2014, after a favorable story about Jason's situation of injustice appeared on the Huffington Post website (Is Rehab Possible In Our Prisons),and after he received more media attention for a lighthearted comment that he made about NBA superstar LeBron James, Jason was given a retaliatory and unwarranted 60-month sentence continuation. In closing, Jason and his supporters ask that you please support this fundraising initiative. Jason hopes, one day, to help inner-city youths to reach their full potential like Derrick Rose and LeBron James did, and avoid the pitfalls that led to him being incarcerated. Your support will surely bring this reality closer to Jason. Thank you for your time and understanding,and let's bring Jason home!

Donations

  • Jeanna Kenney 
    • $30 
    • 2 mos

Organizer

Yamin Ben Yah 
Organizer
Riverdale, GA

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