Sunday, September 7, 2008

Mississippi Legal System NOT doing any better!

Well, it's been a long time since I updated this! Please don't think that just because I haven't posted that I haven't been doing anything. I certainly have; time is just crazy! And if you're reading this, I hope you've heard about the allegations made against Mississippi's "expert" pathologist, Steven Hayne. If not, be sure and google that topic; it's quite interesting. And, yes, Dr. Hayne did autopsy and testify in Ms. Outlaw's case. I'm happy to say that Dr. Hayne is no longer being used by the State of Mississippi as of approximately two weeks ago, I believe.

I am still struggling to get some help but fighting every day with everything I have in me to do it. I am worn out with our legal system. Our Governor recently released a man on "parole" who killed his wife in cold blood (shot her in the face) because this man worked at the Governor's mansion and the Governor felt he deserved a second chance but here I am years down the road still trying to get a meeting with the Governor to discuss the information I have that would show innocence of a female serving the rest of her life in prison for a crime she didn't commit. In fact, in 2008 our Governor has paroled 5 MALE inmates and (if I remember correctly) 4 of those 5 were men convicted in domestic issues. And they wonder why our prisons are overcrowded? The people who need to be in there are getting out and the ones who should be getting their "second" chance have extremely harsh punishments!

I have gotten some really good feedback from a couple of different sources and am working on contacting potential attorney's to look at this case. We are still waiting to hear from the Innocence Network in Mississippi; the application was filed almost a year ago so hopefully something will come of that soon. I guess mostly what I've been working on is trying to make sure that within the facility (CMCF) Thalia is at least treated as fairly as possible and if you know anything about that process that's more than a full time job.

I have to comment that from all the posts and blogs that I have read there sure does seem to be a lot wrong with our system; I just wonder when somebody who has the knowledge and ability is going to have the gonads to do something about it. Well, there's a lot more but I'm tired; it's been a long day. I did visit with Thalia today; she was upset when I first got there this morning; worried about her children (as any mother would and should be). But after we visited, I'm hopeful that she is feeling better! I promise to do better about updating.

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