Saturday, February 8, 2014

Justice for Juan Rojas: Release the Innocent

Announcing a new Blogtalkradio channel: HUMAN RIGHTS DEMAND. Our Saturday shows are entitled "Release the Innocent" and feature wrongful convictions.

Janice Howe invites help for her wrongfully convicted cousin, Juan Rojas. She and Juan's mother, Sharlene Rojas Howe, his uncle and sister were guests on our first "Release the Innocent" broadcast on February 8, 2014. "Human Rights Demand" BlogTalkRadio channel presents testimony that was never heard in trial. We hope that an attorney or innocence project and prisoner activist organization will contact Rojas's cousin, Janice Howe, and offer help. Contact Janice Howe at or Mary Neal at if you want justice for Juan Rojas. Everyone can help by sharing the link to this radio broadcast with your friends and online organizations.
Juan Rojas is pictured below with some of his family members. He is wearing brown.

Thousands of innocent people are released from incarceration every year. Most of them are released because they served their sentences. Between 5k and 10k people are wrongfully convicted each year. The Univ. of Mich. Law School Innocence Clinic says most wrongful convictions are caused by:

Eyewitness Misidentification - This is the single greatest cause of wrongful convictions nationwide.
Junk Science - Many forensic testing methods are applied with little or no scientific validation and with inadequate assessments of their significance or reliability.
False Confessions - Innocent defendants sometimes make incriminating statements, deliver outright confessions, or plead guilty.
Government Misconduct - Sometimes government officials take steps to ensure that a defendant is convicted despite weak evidence or even clear proof of innocence.
Snitches - Often, statements from people with incentives to testify help convict the innocent.
Bad Lawyering - The failure of overworked or corrupt lawyers to investigate, call witnesses, or prepare for trial.

The U.S. Supreme Court has not determined that actually innocent people have a right to have their post-conviction evidence considered by courts. We will consider it on this show and make a human rights demand to "Release the Innocent" every Saturday at 3:00pm EST. Contact MaryLovesJustice Neal to discuss a wrongful conviction for an inmate who you care about.

The family set up a defense fund for Juan Rojas. Please send even a few dollars. It all adds up!
Juan Rojas Defense Fund
P.O. Box 818
Oahe Federal Credit Union
Pierre, SD 57501

Please listen to our first broadcast of "Release the Innocent" on "Human Rights Demand" at the link below, and share the link with your family, friends, and social networks.

Also on the "Human Rights Demand" channel, please hear "Law Enforcement and Corrections with Integrity" every Thursday at 1:00pm EST. The host, Britton Mosley, is a veteran, a former police officer and prison guard. His guests are persons with a background in law enforcement and corrections, or persons with re-entry programs, and former inmates. is his email address.

First paragraph repeated: Announcing a new Blogtalkradio channel: HUMAN RIGHTS DEMAND. Our Saturday shows are entitled "Release the Innocent" and feature wrongful convictions. 
MaryLovesJustice Neal
email / Phone (678)531-0262
Human Rights Demand - Release the Innocent
Human Rights for Prisoners March

1 comment:

  1. Hey Mary, I just wanted to say thank you for supporting this cause. I am actually doing a fundraiser right now for this very thing, freeing the innocent and I would love for you to get involved! You can check it out at: