We are seeking evidence that will exonerate Gary (Gary was released from prison and from a life sentence and he received a pardon, but he was not cleared of the crime). We are also seeking stories about other people who were wrongly convicted and who were either released or forced to stay in jail after a confession or DNA cleared them. We are collecting information about the laws in different states to learn what laws must be changed so that others will get fair investigations and be released if the evidence merits it. We are also seeking information about other groups and individuals who are working for reform for prisoners who are wrongly convicted.
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Gary Mitchum Reeves was released from prison in the State of Georgia about twenty years ago after serving just 7 years of a life sentence. A few years before his arrest, eighteen of the leading clergymen in Floyd County wrote an open letter to public officials about corruption in their county. These same public officials were the very people who would later have a direct influence on what happened to Gary after his arrest, his subsequent conviction and his incarceration.
Why was there no serious investigation after someone else confessed?
Click to read a newspaper article about the alleged corruption.He should have been happy to be released, but the experience was bittersweet. He had been convicted of murder after a trail that lasted for only 5 hours including a lunch break and the jury's deliberations. Later, while Gary was still in prison, someone else had admitted to the crime and had signed a written confession but Gary had not been exhonorated. Then, in 1975, the Rome city
police report of the night of the murder, all the transcripts of the trial and the transcripts of all the hearings came up missing. How, he asked himself, could this nightmare have happened?
GARY REEVE'S STORY WAS FEATURED ON INSIDE EDITION IN 1995