Our advisory board, composed entirely of currently incarcerated individuals, offers invaluable firsthand experience and insights that drive our mission to advocate for humane conditions and rehabilitative treatment in Missouri prisons.
Mike has been wrongfully convicted and unjustly incarcerated for more than 32 years. He is a soft-spoken leader and elder who has mentored countless young men over the years. Mike is presently in a program called “Dynamo,” a new test program that allows more freedom to those who have been incarcerated for more than 30 years and who have excellent institutional records.
Maurice was wrongly convicted of a 1997 double murder in Kansas City in 2004. He received two life sentences without parole and is currently confined at the Jefferson City Correctional Center (JCCC). Maurice works in the “Handicap Center,” which is a contracted job from the Missouri Center for Braille & Narration Production. He writes computer code that converts math books for students in K-12 into braille. He received a diploma from Blackstone Career Institute certifying him to be a legal assistant/paralegal.
Maurice is currently the president of the NAACP Prison Branch at JCCC. He writes legislative proposals for prison reform and facilitates NAACP leadership workshops. View his website to learn more about Maurice and his fight for exoneration.
Patty Prewitt is a 74-year-old lifer who has served nearly 40 years for a 1984 murder she did not commit. She’s currently a Washington University student at the WERDCC prison in Vandalia with a 4.0 GPA and will earn her Associate’s degree in December. She’s also a member of Prison Performing Arts, St Louis. In addition to Patty’s academic achievements and extracurricular activities, she is a beloved matriarch and elder to countless women who are currently and formerly incarcerated.