Patty Prewitt is incarcerated in a Missouri prison, serving the 26th year of a 50-years-to-life sentence for killing her husband. She has always said she is innocent and refused an 8-year sentence plea bargain deal. There's no trail to prove her innocence, but there is plenty of reason to ask Gov. Jay Nixon for clemency. To learn more, go to her website.
Individual cases like Patty's are a tap root of the tree of justice. By taking an interest in Patty's case, we nourish that root, even if we fail to free her. Our action changes us, making us more aware of human suffering and more compassionate.
If you would like to take action, you can call Governor Nixon at (573) 751-3222. An operator will answer the phone.
Say, "I'd like to urge Governor Nixon to grant clemency to Patricia Prewitt."
She will say, "Thank you. I will see to it that he gets the message."
You can say, "Would you like my name and address?"
She says, "If you would like to leave it."
But you don't have to. Your call will add to the numbers one way or another.