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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Dear Readers:

Governor Quinn has nearly finished going through all the Clemency Petitions left behind by Illinois' former governor, Rod Blagojevich. Very soon he will begin making decisions on those filed since he became our Governor.

Although Gov. Quinn has granted many pardons, most have been given to clear those with minor convictions on their record. It is unusual for any governor to grant a pardon to a person who has been convicted of a serious felony, especially when no DNA evidence exists. Paul's situation is unique in that he truly is innocent. Like many others, he has not had full access to the courts because of lawyers' mistakes.

You can write a personal letter regarding Paul's request for a pardon, explaining this horrible miscarriage of justice, and asking for the Governor's intervention where the lawyers and courts have failed. Paul's petition was reviewed by the Prisoner Review Board in July 2010. They made a confidential recommendation to the Governor a month later.

Other than the link above to Governor Quinn's email, you can also write him at:

Governor Pat Quinn
James Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph, 16-100
Chicago, IL 60601

or

Governor Pat Quinn
207 State House
Springfield, IL 62706


Paul sends his heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of you who have taken the time and made the effort to try to help him gain his exoneration and freedom. All of us want to thank those who also signed the online petition.



May God bless you all,

The Friends and Family of
Paul Modrowski