On Monday the Vaughn 17 trials began, sending the first 4 defendants to trial. Like Lucasville, the state is relying entirely on informant testimony, underfunding defense lawyers and improperly witholding evidence. Two of the four starting trial this week kicked their court appointed attorneys off and are defending themselves.
Unlike Lucasville, there’s active public support and solidarity with the prisoners, rather than petitions calling for their executions.
Greg wrote the following statement in solidarity with the defendants.
My clenched fist salute to the brothaz known as the Vaughn 17!
I personally know how you felt leading up to the day you made demands to be treated like human beings, I know the state’s abusive response, I know the journey you will face in the weeks to come as your trials begin, with attorneys underpaid, unprepared, and unenthused.
Greg, Annabelle and Mosi hereby launch the Legal Trustfund for our Campaign to get Justice for Greg Curry.
Offline donations are welcome too! Plz contact us (see below).
Greg Curry’s cause is pure and simple justice: a fair, impartial hearing which is long overdue.
The money we raise will be used for investigative work and legal representation by an attorney.
The expenses, the filing decisions will all be posted.
The fund will be held in a Trust-account.
Numerous times Greg attemted to receive justice by filing pro-se motions with help of jailhouse lawyers. The proper judicial arguments are present in his case, but those legalities must be brought before the Court by an experienced attorney.
This is why Greg seeks your help, the help from the people who care to see justice-for-all be a reality for all.
Large or small donations all help, as well as recommending to others you know make a donation, or that attorneys donate their time. You can also make a donation via other means than this (contact us via this or email or facebook, see below) we will then add it to the “offline contributions.”
Greg Curry speaks on having to stay in Ohio State Penitentiary for at least 1 1/2 years more, because he was tricked into believing he was going to transfer, and the importance of fundraising for his release as an innocently convicted person.
In April of 2018 it will be 25 years ago that a disturbance or riot, caused by inhumane, extremely strict dictatorial management at the Lucasville prison in Ohio led to the murder of 10 people, and the construction of the supermaximum security prison in Youngstown. Those convicted were not the actual perpetrators or murderers, but people who refused to snitch for a deal with the prosecutors or investigators, and some of them had been negotiators between the factions that were united during the riot.
Greg was not involved with any gang, and the causes of the uprising were not his focus, instead, he had been concentrating on his release that was not far away. And yet, he was indicted because he did not want to make a deal about something he had no responsibility in.
During the trial, snitch testimony was used to get him convicted. 25 years later, Greg and others who did not murder or hurt anyone, are still in prison with life sentences or the death penalty. This is injustice! Ohio must step up its conscience and stop this wrongful incarceration now!
Recorded on March 2nd, 2018.