The countdown has begun! There is a 114 day countdown till Don Siegelman’s earliest release date in February 8, 2017. The good news is there is a possibility that “the Gov” won’t have to spend another birthday in prison! If Don is out on his birthday (the BOP has final say in this matter) what a party we will have! Until his Release While we countdown the days till Don’s release, Friends of Siegelman continue to push for exoneration for the former Governor. We plead for petition signatures, appeal to legal recourse, write letters & emails to the White House, post on social media, write blogs, and so on. Sometimes […]
Putting political opponents in jail is another thing you like about Putin. Right, Donald? The USS Trump is sinking. While the ship’s orchestra plays on, below deck some dark elements of the Republican Party are plotting to obstruct and derail the presumptive presidential winner. There is one tried and true strategy that works consistently in a pinch; partisan prosecution. In fact, it is not only a reaction to crisis, judging from the picture above, it has been the plan all along. Sure, jailing your opponent is SOP for dictators and despots, but they are not democracies. Even the Chinese Communist paper The People’s Daily states that in the USA the […]
Through the Early Release Program, former Governor Siegelman might be “breaking out” of Oakdale Federal Prison Camp in four months to the day, February 8, 2017. From Early Release he will graduate to House Arrest in Birmingham. Then a probation of 3 years, ending 8.17.2020, will follow.
ANOTHER LABOR DAY INSIDE Every Labor Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving spent in prison away from friends and family hurts. This is because time with family is so vital to the heart. This is true for all prisoners, guilty and innocent, and especially for our friend, the former Governor Siegelman. FRIEND TO LABOR While Governor Siegelman is known as a friend to education, it is good to remember on Labor Day that he was also a friend to labor. He stood on the shoulders of Jim Folsom in building Alabama into a car manufacturing center, called by some the Detroit of the South. For a while, when Don was governor, automotive plants […]