Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Dog Days of Waiting and Hoping

We continue to wait for a court date before Judge Shira Scheindlin of the Federal Court in NYC. Waiting is something instinctive for Shane and those that support him. The system moves very slowly, by nature (particularly for those who are poor or of very limited means), but Shane's latest letter to me sounds hopeful, as usual.

Having been granted a hearing before Judge Scheindlin is a major win, and indicates to the Federal court that our case has merit at least worth considering. We who have been close to the case from the beginning know very well that there is no question of Shane's innocence, but ultimately it is the opinion of the court that will decide whether or not Shane will be exonerated. So we remain hopeful and patient.

As always, I encourage anyone and everyone to send Shane a letter of encouragement. If you feel hesitant to do so, my advice is to just start writing! A simple correspondence from someone on the outside provides hope and means much more than you might expect:

Mr. Shane Watson
DIN 93A9384
c/o Otisville Correctional Facility
PO Box 8
Otisville, NY 10963

NOTE: Envelopes MUST have return addresses or they will not be delivered.

Zion Watson, Paula and Shane's son.

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