Kevin Cooper

See Kevin’s website and the Wikipedia article for lots of information about the case. You can also follow him on his Facebook Page.

Kevin Cooper was convicted of the 1983 murders of the Ryen family and a houseguest in Chino Hills California, a city in the southwest corner of San Bernardino County.

What came to be known as the Chino Hills Murders were exceptionally vicious and brutal: 4 people murdered using a hatchet, a knife, and an icepick. They sustained 140 wounds, 28 fractures, 2 severed fingers. There was 1 surviving victim, left for dead.

The horrific nature of the murders risked putting the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department under close scrutiny by the local community and national media.

This scrutiny risked exposing corruption within.

Discovering that Kevin Cooper had been in close proximity to the crime scene after escaping from a nearby minimum security prison, Sheriff Floyd Tidwell deceived the media and local community by announcing there was solid evidence connecting him with the murders. This was not true.

With this announcement, just four days after the murders, he successfully shifted the attention to the California Institution of Men prison, which was already embroiled in controversy.

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Kevin Cooper (born January 8, 1958)[1] is an American mass murderer currently on death row at San Quentin Prison.[2] Cooper was convicted of four murders which he committed in the Chino Hills area of California in 1983. Cooper was accused of the kidnap and rape of an underage female in Pennsylvania during a burglary attempt; and was accused of rape by a second woman in California.[3] Since his arrest, Cooper, who is African American, has become active in writing letters from prison asserting his innocence, alleging racism in the American criminal justice system, and opposing the death penalty.[4]

Cooper’s habeas corpus petitions have been denied. The evidence in the case of the original trial has been reviewed by the California Supreme Court, by the United States District Court and by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In 2007, two judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit wrote that “As the district court and all state courts, have repeatedly found, evidence of Cooper’s guilt was overwhelming. The tests for which he asked to show his innocence ‘once and for all’ show nothing of the sort.”[5] In a concurring opinion, however, Judge Margaret McKeown said she was troubled that the court could not resolve the question of Cooper’s guilt “once and for all” and noted that significant evidence bearing on Cooper’s culpability has been lost, destroyed or left unpursued.[5]

In a dissenting opinion, written in 2009, Judge William A. Fletcher began by stating: “The State of California may be about to execute an innocent man.”[6] Fletcher wrote that the police may have tampered with the evidence and that the Ninth Circuit Court should have reheard the case en banc and should have “ordered the district judge to give Cooper the fair hearing he has never had.” Five judges joined in Fletcher’s dissent and five more stated that Cooper has never had a fair hearing to determine his innocence.[6]

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See Kevin’s website and the Wikipedia article for lots of information about the case. You can also follow him on his Facebook Page.

Delanio Wright

Delanio Wright is an Ohio old-law prisoner, who, like myself, is being held captive by Ohio’s corrupt Parole Board, and is co-featured in my INVISIBLE CHESS documentary.

In 2016,when I learned that the INVISIBLE CHESS documentary was going to be made, I passed the news on to some other old-law prisoners, whom, in turn, conveyed the news to Delanio Wright. This led to him contacting the producers of the film.

I’ve never personally met Delanio Wright, but his pain and frustration is my pain and frustration, and I want him to attain his long overdue freedom, along with other deserving old-law prisoners.

Wright is an author and music composer. If you would like to assist him in his fight for justice, please contact him via U.S. mail at the following:

Delano Wright,#A705-256
11781 State Route 762 #2
Orient,OH 43146

If you wish,you can also set up an email account @ JPay.com.

Quawntay Adams

Quawntay Adams is an African-American federal prisoner who was arrested in 2004, at an Illinois truck stop, for allegedly attempting to pick up a vehicle loaded with marijuana. He was given an outrageous sentence of 35 YEARS, and, so far, has served 16 years!

Adams’ codefendant, however–a White woman who admitted to conspiracy to possess and distribute marijuana and money laundering charges–she received PROBATION!

Adams, the author of the memoir “Chasin’ Freedum(sic),” was featured in an interview in the same edition of the San Fransisco Bay View newpaper (Dec. 2019) that featured the story “Filming Injustice in Ohio’s Prisons: Jason Goudlock’s Story,” about Ohio’s old-law sentencing disparity [See “Jim Cannabis Crow: An Interview Wit’ a Prisoner From The War on (Drugs) “The Black Community,” by M.O.I. JR Valrey; www.SFBayView.com].

Please reach out to Adams and help this over-incarcerated man attain his
physical freedom. Illinois recently enacted legislation that legalized the recreational use and selling of cannabis (Illinois HB 1438), and it’s a disgrace that Adams is still in prison.

If you would like to assist Quawntay Adams in his fight for justice, please post and share his memoir on your social media platform, and contact him via the following:

https://www.quawntayboscoadams.com/
Quawntay8@Yahoo.com
Facebook/QuawntayAdams

Terry Little

Ohio prisoner Terry Little, a former cellmate of mine, is the author of an unpublished novel and is seeking to be assisted with preparing and submitting his manuscript to literary agents and book publishers.

If you would like to assist Terry Little with his literary endeavor, or know someone who can, please contact him via U.S mail at the following:

Terry Little, #A562-207
NEOCC
2240 Hubbard Road
Youngstown, OH 44505

Tim Grinnell

Tim Grinnell, an Ohio prisoner who has been incarcerated over 30 years is in need of legal assistance. I went before the Ohio Parole Board at the same
time Grinnell did, and I told him I would do what I could to help him find some legal assistance.

If you would like to assist Tim Grinnell, please contact him via U.S. mail at the following:

Tim Grinnell, #A218-140
Toledo Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 80033
Toledo,OH 43608

Keith Lamar

As Keith LaMar, Ohio political prisoner Bomani Shakur has written the memoir “CONDEMNED: The Whole Story“, an account of his trial and
wrongful conviction stemming from the infamous 1993 Lucasville prison uprising, as well as an account of his efforts to avoid being executed.

LaMar is scheduled to be executed in 2023. As with the case of wrongfully convicted death row prisoner Rodney Reed, we MUST NOT ALLOW LAMAR TO BE EXECUTED BY OHIO’S RACIST MACHINERY OF DEATH!

Please read and share LaMar’s book, and aggressively post commentary about his injustice on your social media platform, as well as contact local and national media outlets, elected officials, and celebrity activists.

If you would like to assist Keith LaMar in his fight for justice, please contact him via U.S mail at the following:

Keith LaMar (Bomani Shakur), #A317-117
Ohio State Penitentiary
878 Coitsville-Hubbard Road
Youngstown,OH 44505

Learn more about the injustice of Keith LaMar at LucasvilleAmnesty.org.

Siddique Abdullah Hasan

Ohio political-prisoner Siddique Abdullah Hasan (formerly known as Carlos Sanders) was wrongfully convicted for crimes committed during the infamous 1993 Lucasville prison uprising, most notably the killing of a corrections officer.

Despite there not being a shred of physical evidence linking Hasan to any crimes, the State still found him guilty and sentenced him to death.

If you would like to assist Siddique Abdullah Hasan in his fight for his freedom, please contact him at the following:

Siddique Abdullah Hasan, #R130-559
Ohio State Penitentiary
878 Coitsville-Hubbard Road
Youngstown,OH 44505

Learn more about the injustice of Siddique Abdullah Hasan by logging onto LucasvilleAmnesty.org, and watching the feature-length documentary “Dark Little Secret“.

An essay about Hasan’s injustice, titled “Ohio’s Mumia Abu-Jamal,” is posted on FreeJasonGoudlock.org.

The book, “LUCASVILLE: The Untold Story of A Prison Uprising,” by Staughton Lynd, is available for free.

Greg Curry

Ohio political-prisoner Greg Curry is serving a life sentence after being wrongfully convicted for crimes committed during the infamous 1993 Lucasville prison uprising. Several months after Curry refused to testify and lie on other prisoners who were criminally charged in the uprising, he was scapegoated and charged with aggravated and attempted murder.

The alleged crimes occurred on the L-Side of the prison. Curry, however, a recreational aid worker, was at work and locked out of L-Side when the uprising began, thus, making it impossible for him to have committed the crimes he was charged with. Curry’s job supervisor testified to this fact during Curry’s trial.

Due to missed post-conviction procedural deadlines, Amnesty is, in
essence, the primary remedy that can rectify Curry’s gross miscarriage of justice.

If you would like to help Greg Curry attain his freedom,please contact him via U.S mail at the following:

Greg Curry, #A213-159
Toledo Correctional Institution
P.O Box 80033
Toledo,OH 43608

Learn more about the injustice of Greg Curry at GregCurry.org, and LucasvilleAmnesty.org.

Matt Mason

From Matt Mason (Website | Facebook | Petition):

My name is Matt Mason. I am 52 years old and was arrested four days before my 24th birthday for a crime I did not commit.

Ironically, I have become an accomplished prison litigator. In over 20 years, I have sent 55 men home from prison and have 16 published cases. Yet, I have been unable to get the courts to even so much as read the pleadings and new evidence submitted in my own case.

I am preparing to go back to court to be re-sentenced. I will present anew, all evidence proving my innocence, that the prosecutor knowlingly withheld prior to my trial. The evidence suggests that the murder was committed by a corrupt police officer and covered up by the system.

Please take a look at my website to find out the truth about this case, including real evidence. I am an innocent prisoner.

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a report establishing that, by their own estimate, 12-15% of those then incarcerated in the United States are factually innocent. Mine is but one of those stories.

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to help me, please feel free to write.

Many thanks for your interest.

Matt Mason (A231-446)
Grafton Correctional Institution
2500 S. Avon Belden Road
Grafton, OH 44044

Please sign my petition addressed to the governor of Ohio in support of my fight for justice. Thank you!

Savon C. Davis

The following is from Savon Davis:

Over twelve years in prison with PROOF of my innocence, all VOIDED due to a missed appeal filing deadline. What if I were on DEATH ROW?!? I may have been executed already!

My name is Savon C. Davis. I was wrongfully convicted of a home invasion robbery and given 28 years with the help of a court-appointed attorney who acted as an agent for the state. (I have proof of that too.)

With rebellious blood in my veins, a growing anger for racial oppression, abuse and neglect by prison officials, my objective is to assist my comrades as much as possible before my fuse sets off a self-sacrificing detonation to take a pig with me and make world news because AFTER a tragedy, people always ask, “why?”

BY ANY MEANS, ameriKKKa will hear and address the corruption my comrades and I suffer through as we beg outsiders for help. But as efforts keep stalling due to our reliance on busy/distracted people, we know they mean well and the comrades have patience. I DON’T.

I’ve been kidnapped and REFUSE to remain a dollar sign much longer! For more info/details on my case or to see details of our suffering, go to FreeSavonDavis.weebly.com.

To Speak to friends about my current isolation and recent suicide attempts and how we are neglected treatment in order to SAVE MONEY, call Jasper (330)648-3568 or Liz at (973)722-4765.

My best photos are at prisoninmates.com.

Contact Via USPS Mail:

Savon Davis (A577547)
Toledo Ohio Correctional Institution
2001 East Central Avenue
​Toledo, OH 43608

Email via JPay