A Final Plea to the President

One Last Plea to the President EXONERATION FOR GOVERNOR DON SIEGELMAN! To our most honorable President, You have one week left in the White House. It is a time of memories and farewells, but it could also be a time to strike one more blow against injustice. The wrongfully prosecuted and convicted former Governor, Don Siegelman, was the victim of a selective prosecution for political gain. It is a case many observers and experts alike deem the most egregious example of prosecutorial misconduct in recent American jurisprudence. As a Harvard educated lawyer, as a compassionate human being, as a man who knows something of selective prosecution, we appeal to your mind and your heart […]

Spending Another Labor Day away from Family

Spending Another Labor Day away from Family

ANOTHER LABOR DAY INSIDE Every Labor Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving spent in prison away from friends and family hurts. This is because time with family is so vital to the heart. This is true for all prisoners, guilty and innocent, and especially for our friend, the former Governor Siegelman. FRIEND TO LABOR While Governor Siegelman is known as a friend to education, it is good to remember on Labor Day that he was also a friend to labor. He stood on the shoulders of Jim Folsom in building Alabama into a car manufacturing center, called by some the Detroit of the South. For a while, when Don was governor, automotive plants […]

Dana Siegelman Launches a New Petition

Dana Siegelman Launches a New Petition

A NEW PETITION Alabama station CBS 42 WIAT broadcast the announcement last week that Dana Siegelman has launched a new petition appealing to the White House on behalf of her Dad. This new petition, which can be found at DIY ROOTS ACTION provides an alternative to, and is in addition to, the Change.org petition which has almost 64,000 signatures. If you have not signed one of the petitions yet, please sign the new petition today. If you have already signed one of the petitions please ask your sympathetic friends and family to sign right away. We still need more than 36,000 signatures to get the attention of the White House! […]

“Pardon Siegelman” asks 100 AGs, Reported by NPR

“Pardon Siegelman” asks 100 AGs, Reported by NPR

New Hope! Student Reporter Allison Mollenkamp writes “There may be new hope for former Alabama governor Don Siegelman. 100 former state attorneys general are pushing for the former governor’s release.” She reports on Alabama Public Radio that 100 former Attorneys General are petitioning President Obama to pardon Don on the grounds that his prosecution was politically motivated. Read/listen to Allison’s program at Alabama Public Radio’s All Things Considered. Perversion of Justice An Anniston Star editorial quotes the letter from the former state attorneys general as saying: “Although nine years have passed, Gov. Siegelman’s unjust conviction continues to eat away at the integrity of the justice system. . . . Many […]