Help Richard Phillips!

Richard Phillips "spent more years  behind bars than any other wrongfully imprisoned person in America"

After being wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, Richard Phillips was exonerated 45 years later!  In 1972 he was sentenced to life in prison. 38 years later, Richard Polumbo, also accused, admitted that he lied. He NEVER knew Phillips, NEVER met him, NEVER planned a murder with him. However, Richard Phillips didn't hear about this until the Innocence Project  got wind of the admission by Polumbo in 2014. 

According to Attorney Gabi Silver, "Phillips is one of the warmest, kindest, most considerate people" she knows.

"There's no bitterness, whatsoever. He is ready to live life.  In fact, Richard is already speaking to church groups about his experiences."

According to the law, he is entitled to $50,000 for every year he spent in prison for a crime he didn't commit. That means the state of Michigan owes him more than $2,000,000. In the meantime, while living with a friend, he is trying to put a life together. With only $80 in food stamps per month, Richard, doesn't have the means to pay for health care, buy clothes, get his driver's license and secure transportation, pay rent or even 
just go buy a cup of coffee at McDonald's.

Please consider helping this man spent 45 years in prison. He's hoping to reconnect with family he hasn't seen since 1972. I chose to set this up on behalf of Attorney Gabi Silver who is one of my dearest friends. She goes above and beyond to see that every one she helps gets treated fairly. 


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Organizer and beneficiary

Roz Gould Keith 
Farmington, MI
Richard Phillips 
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