Sign the Petition to the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles: http://www.change.org/petitions/the-alabama-board-of-pardons-and-paroles-grant-parole-to-rodney-k-stanberry July 2013
: http://www.change.org/petitions/mobile-district-attorney-ashley-rich-reopen-and-reinvestigate-rodney-k-stanberry-s-case#. NEW PETITION REGARDING RODNEY's Upcoming Parole Hearing: http://www.change.org/petitions/the-alabama-board-of-pardons-and-paroles-grant-parole-to-rodney-k-stanberry July 2013
A Gun Enthusiast Tries to Keep Guns Out of the Wrong Hands, the result? He is wrongfully convicted. Rodney begins his 17th year in prison on March 25th, 2013: http://freerodneystanberry.com/blog/2013/02/20/gun-control-what-happened-when-a-gun-enthusiast-tried-to-stop-the-sale-of-weapons-the-case-of-rodney-k-stanberry/
Rodney's parole was denied. Please click on this link for a new call to action: 1) Supporting and mobilizing to get an Innocence Inquiry Commission established by the Alabama State Legislature, 2) Getting Rodney's case as one of the first to be considered by the Innocence Inquiry Commisstion, 3) Getting Mobile District Attorney Ashley Rich to reopen Rodney's case: http://freerodneystanberry.com/blog/2013/09/09/the-continued-struggle-to-free-an-innocent-man-the-case-of-rodney-k-stanberry/
Update- August 31:
Rodney's final parole hearing took place on August 28th, 2013. The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles in denying his parole said that Rodney will remain with them (the State) until his release date of March 2017. He, too, faces the prison dilemma of the wrongfully convicted: NYTIMES. Here is a WKRG TV (Mobile, AL) segment shortly before his parole hearing, a WKRG segment after his parole hearing, and a Mobile Press Register article before and after his parole hearing. The struggle to vindicate and exonerate Rodney K. Stanberry will continue. Please continue to keep this page and our blog bookmarked for various calls for action.
Rodney has a parole hearing on August 28th, 2013.
You can send letters of support to:
The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles
301 South Ripley Street
Challenge he faces, he is innocent. Why? Read here.
CARAVAN FOR RODNEY
Caravan to the Parole Hearing:
We hope to organize a caravan from Mobile to Montgomery. Those who are near Montgomery can also organize a caravan. We don’t have the exact parole date yet, but if you are interested in organizing and/or participating in the caravan, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will be in touch with you. We also hope to have a rally in Mobile before his parole hearing to further promote his case and to get more participants in the caravan to Montgomery on the day of Rodney’s parole hearing. Dr. Boyce Watkins, a supporter of our cause to Free Rodney, has stated that he would support and possibly participate in a rally, which will provide national coverage in addition to local coverage if we can organize a rally. Please continue to check www.freerodneystanberry.com for updates.
In this investigative report by Beth Schwartzapfel in the Boston Review, you will see the details of the Rodney K. Stanberry’s case, it includes events leading up to the shooting of Ms. Valerie Finley, the viewpoint of her family and the prosecutor, Buzz Jordan, it also includes experts who discuss eyewitness misidentification. Please review it. While DA Ashley Rich’s office refused to respond to requests to comment on Rodney’s case for Beth Schwartzapfel’s article, they did make comments about Rodney’s case in an article written by journalist Kirsten West Savali on January 19th, 2012 that the jury has spoken and that they will not reopen Rodney’s case without “new and compelling evidence.” (http://newsone.com/1809115/rodney-k-stanberry-is-alabama-still-the-land-of-jim-crow/)
We are asking you to join us in contacting DA Ashley Rich at phone and email to ask District Attorney Ashley Rich to support the parole of Rodney K. Stanberry. If Rodney is not granted parole, he will remain in prison until 2017, which would be a full 20 years for crimes he did not commit. Your voice is needed. District Attorney Rich can be reached at (251) 574-6685 and via email at (251) 574-6685. Her Chief Investigator can be reached at (251) 574-8400 and via email at email@example.com.