Category Archives: Wrongful Convictions

For Prisoners

O GOD, who sparest when we deserve punishment, and in thy wrath rememberest mercy; We humbly beseech thee, of thy goodness, to comfort and succour all prisoners, especially those who are condemned to die. Give them a right understanding of … Continue reading

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Explosive

Just days before Glossip’s new execution date on Sept. 30, former prison cell-mates of Justin Sneed are coming forward.  They are saying that it was “common knowledge” in the prisons that Sneed lied about Richard Glossip’s involvement in the murder … Continue reading

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Good News

An Oklahoma appeals court has granted Richard Glossip a two-week stay of execution.  The new execution date is set for September 30. From the news reports, it seems that the court will be considering evidence that Glossip was “framed.”  Hopefully this actually … Continue reading

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Lethal Injection

Apologies for the rough state of this poem.  Richard deserves more, but it’s better to post it now than wait — Richard’s execution is set for next week.  To read about the case, go here. For Richard Glossip: A Petition … Continue reading

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The Parting

This poem is dedicated to Hannah Overton, and to all women who have suffered forcible separation from their children. She held the baby for the final time. No time was long enough, no word could say What must be said. … Continue reading

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Home for Christmas

Hannah Overton has been released from jail, as of yesterday evening when the judge granted her bail and her friends, family, and church posted the necessary $50,000. The Texas Monthly has a celebratory article/analysis here. The legal blogs “Grits for … Continue reading

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Letter on Emma’s Birthday

I’m continuing with my project of turning a few of Hannah Overton‘s letters into poems. This one is a very early letter from Hannah’s first months of incarceration after the trial. Hannah’s infant daughter turned one year old, and Hannah … Continue reading

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