David Potwin has been a federal prison for over 16 years (since 1994) for a mistakle he fully admits
serious criime and a grave mistake from his youth. But no one was killed or hurt. We friends and family believe
he has been in prison long enough for the crime, he is rehabilitated, no danger to the outside world,
and that he should be relased so he can do what he loves, paint great artwork. One
possibility is a Presidential Pardon.
If you want to help follow the instructions from David below: My Dear Friends, I am once again filing for clemency, this time with Barack Obama, in hopes that the Democrats may look more favorably upon my release. Once again, I am calling upon my friends to provide a brief letter of support and / or e-mail to: The President of the United States Mr. Barack Obama
c/o United States Dept. of Justice Mr. Ronald L. Rodgers, Pardon Atty.
1425 New York Ave., N.W. Suite 11000
Washington, D.C. 20530 U.S.A.
Or you can e-mail to Mr. Ronald L. Rodgers, Pardon Atty.
Note that the capital letters in e-mail address are correct. I'm sure that all of us are different people and the world a different place than existed 18 years ago. I yearn to paint in the free air of the world. I have missed all of those meaningfull events that mark our lives , the graduations, marraiges, births deaths loves triumphs and struggles and wish only to spend my time amongst family and friends. This is a rare but not impossible undertaking. An old friend and cellie of mine named Don Clark was granted clemency by Pres. Clinton.
I believe that my only chance for success is an overwhelming show of support from as many people as possible in order to stand out from the other applicants. I don"t have any movie stars or famous advocates which seems to be the easiest way that applicants succeed. I don't believe that I am that special or deserving of your help, but none-the-less here I am hat in hand. The e-mails do not have to be long or involved, they should all specify, "I am writing to you concerning Henry David Potwin, 26525-077 who is at F.C.I. Ft. Worth, in Ft. Worth ,Texas. I request that he be granted clemency." Talking points, for example:
FREE ART IN THE USA