GREAT NEWS! Finally, a lawyer has agreed to help Derrick Jamison get the apology and compensation that the State of Ohio owes him for 20 years on Ohio's death row for a crime they knew he did not commit.
BAD NEWS! It could be months or even years until Derrick's new lawyer is able to muscle through the red tape the state of Ohio puts in the way of a wrongly convicted and exonerated former prisoner.
GOOD NEWS: A community has come together around Derrick, helping him get out of the fleabag hotel he was living at in Tampa, Florida, moving him home to Cincinnati, and helping him re-establish Ohio residency, get medical and dental treatment, and best of all, find an attorney willing to help him force Ohio to compensate him.
BAD NEWS: Derrick still has rent, food, utility and all of the rest of the costs of every-day life.
Derrick Jamison is one of the sweetest men you could ever meet, and he needs our help. Derrick survived 20 years on Ohio's death row for a crime he had nothing to do with. Derrick has been free since 2005, but he never was able to receive compensation from the state of Ohio.
Now Derrick is getting old, and he's not in the greatest of health. He's been living in a hotel room in Tampa. A group of friends and advocates have come together to help Derrick move back to Ohio and set him up in a sustainable situation so he can have the support of family and friends and a decent place to call home in what should be his "retirement" years.
Read more about Derrick https://www.salon.com/2015/10/23/ill_fight_til_my_knuckles_bleed_for_others_on_death_row_the_remarkable_story_of_a_man_once_sentenced_to_die/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">here and here, or just Google his name: Derrick Jamison.
We are each personally and organizationally invested in this. Please join us as generously as you are able,
Abraham Bonowitz & Death Penalty Action
Shane Claiborne & Red Letter Christians
Brian Gray & Leaf Trading Cards
Everyone at Ohioans to Stop Executions & Ignite Peace