Support for Christy Phillips

FIRST LETTER

We, the friends, family and supporters of Christy Phillips are requesting that Govenor Jerry Brown review Christy Phillips’ case, as she is but one of many juvenile’s unjustly serving life without the possibility of parole. Christy, like other innocent JLWOP’s, was wrongly convicted due to authorities who blatantly violated her constitutional rights and extracted a false confession through intimidation, manipulation and scare tactics.

 

Below are a few of the Constitutional Right’s Violations Christy suffered at the hands of authorities:

  • Christy was convicted solely on her false confession. There was no physical evidence, forensics or DNA linking Christy to the crime. There was a person at the scene of the crime who was never charged. The coerced video taped confession was all the “evidence” the prosecution had.

  • She was denied the right to have a parent or legal counsel present during her interrogation. It is also important to note that Christy was 15 years old at the time of questioning by officers and was suffering from mental disabilities.

  • Christy was denied her Constitutional Right to remain silent.

After 13 years of being locked up for a crime she did not commit, it is time that Christy receive justice. We are requesting she either get clemency or immediate parole.

In support of other innocent JLWOP’s, we are requesting you pass Bill SB260 that would assist prisoners sentenced as juvenile’s to have a second chance at life, which they deserve.

SB260 is smart legislation and it is the right time for California to support this kind of change. Thank you for your support of it.

Sincerely,

Signed

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Printed Name

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Address

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Email

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SECOND LETTER

I, __________________________, support Christy Phillips and I am writing Govenor Jerry Brown to tell him to review Christy’s case, and to pass Bill SB260 which will allow some juvenile’s serving life without the possibility of parole a chance for re-sentencing after serving 10 years. This bill is a crucial step to bring about justice for wrongly convicted JLWOP’s like Christy. Christy, like other innocent JLWOP’s, was wrongly convicted due to authorities who blatantly disregarded the law and violated her constitutional rights, by doing so, they were able to extract a false confession through intimidation, manipulation and scare tactics. If her mother or lawyer were allowed to be present during the interrogation, Christy would be free and there would be no need for this letter.

Below are some of the Constitutional Right’s Violations Christy suffered at the hands of authorities:

  • Christy was convicted solely on her false confession. There was no physical evidence, forensics or DNA linking Christy to the crime. There was a person at the scene of the crime who was never charged. The coerced video taped confession was all the “evidence” the prosecution had.

  • She was denied the right to have a parent or legal counsel present during her interrogation. It is also important to note that Christy was 15 years old at the time of questioning by officers and was suffering from mental disabilities.

  • Christy was denied her Constitutional Right to remain silent.

After 13 years of being locked up for a crime she did not commit, it is time that Christy receive justice. We are requesting she either get clemency or immediate parole.

In support of other innocent JLWOP’s, we are requesting you pass Bill SB260 that would assist prisoners sentenced as juvenile’s to have a second chance at life, which they deserve.

Thanks you for your support of this important legislation.

Sincerely,

Signed

_____________________________

Printed Name

_____________________________

Address

_____________________________

Email

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