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“Speak up for the rights of all who need an advocate” – Proverbs 31:8
Inspired by the wrongful conviction of Thomas Jack, Jr., of Hoonah, AK, our mission is to publicly speak up for the rights of those who need an advocate. To help promote justice for all through unbiased reporting of the truth. To help hold public officials accountable. To help improve equality and sustainability for future generations of Alaskans.
The Wrongful Conviction of Thomas Jack, Jr. of Hoonah, AK
The constitutional rights of a young Alaskan from a village were demolished ten years ago by State officials sworn to uphold them. Thomas Jack, Jr., was sentenced to 50 years in prison for charges that even his accuser admitted were false. By law, Mr. Jack was required to be presumed innocent, given a fair trial, and tried before a jury of his peers. He wasn’t and the mountain of reasonable doubt in his favor fell on deaf ears.
Mr. Jack’s wrongful conviction exposes systemic problems in Alaska’s justice system that have persisted for decades and require immediate corrective action. His exoneration is an important step in the cause for justice in Alaska.
If you have any information on Mr. Jack’s wrongful conviction or other cases of injustice in Alaska, please contact us via the form below.