We the undersigned wish to bring light to the injustice that has befallen Richard Berger who has lost almost 28 years in a New York prison for a crime he did not commit. We are not seeking a pardon, but rather a commutation to time served so that he can be a productive citizen at 52 rather than the arrogant man he was at 24 when he was incarcerated.
As an impressionable Jew of 24 at college, he fell in with the wrong crowd and has now spent half of his life in prison.
His associates, the prosecution’s own witness, have been described in very disparaging terms by the same prosecutors who used them to wrongly convict this man. Now, some 28 years later, so much has been developed now that casts more than ample doubt on the origins of these statements by these people. They were simply self-serving.
Various counsel are interested and see great merit in this case. Unfortunately, they also see a 6 or 7 figure payday for them and this is unreasonable. Justice should never be for sale but it seems that it is.
We ask that your office assist in righting the wrong that has befallen this man and commute his sentence now.
Justiceforberger.com was set up to be a voice for all of us supporters to you to let you know how much we believe in Richard and his cause for justice. He has large familial and financial support and will want for nothing upon his release.
We pray that you use your broad Executive powers and grant a commutation of his sentence while he is still young enough to benefit greatly from it considering that he has spent over half of his life in prison for a crime committed by others.
NYS Prisoner Assistance Center
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