A HIGHER EDUCATION
David Valdez, Jr.
For the last sixteen years, California State and Federal Courts have refused to review my father’s and my wrongful convictions due to a procedural bar called the AEDPA (1996 Anti-Terrorist Effective Death Penalty Act). The bar vas applied to us since our former appellate attorney filed our appeals late, after the mandatory one year deadline. In 2007, the State Bar of California found the attorney had committed professional misconduct in our case and he resigned with charges pending. However, the Courts are still barring us from any appellate review.
As our last available option, we filed Applications For Executive Clemency in 2005 with the Governor of California, however, he has yet to review our claims.
In about seven years, I will be eligible for parole. To prepare for the transition into society, I seek to pursue a higher education so I will have the skills necessary to survive and be a productive citizen upon release. I recently received my Associate of Arts Degree.
I am currently enrolled at Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley, California, the Distance Learning Program, with over 60 units completed (Enough for an AA Degree) with a GPA of 4.0. I plan to transfer the units and attend California Coast College in Santa Ana, California to obtain a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. The tuition fee for the remaining 13 classes is $5,400.00 (Five thousand, four hundred dollars) which includes books. The State and Federal government, since 1996, no longer provides Pell Grants for prisoners to obtain a college degree.
While in prison, I have been provided with avenues to better myself because of people who have given me a chance. I need your help to raise the tuition fee so I may have the opportunity to complete a bachelors Degree, a goal which I was not able to achieve due to my untimely arrest at age 23. Any contribution would help, whether it be one dollar, five dollars, or more.
I will send you any necessary information you seek upon request to prove this is a credible and genuine plea for help. Just write me.
To read more about my case conviction read:
THE OLD MAN AND THE KID and the full STORY OF DAVID VALDEZ
Read media articles leading up to arrest and trial
PART 1 (”Making the Scene”, ”Warehouse Party Attracts Underground Crowd”, ”Breaking It Down,”)
PART 2 (”Hollywood Haze For Him”, ”Man Tries To Save Downey Club Plan”, ”Downey Board Ok’s Plan For Teen Club”, ”Courting Fame May Have Landed Suspect In Court”)
(Hosting cable television/radio show.)
Related links at: The Plurality Requirement The Manufactured Conviction Critique of Dangler Letter
Read my article written in 1997 about the California prison system: PRISON LIFE INSIDE THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Through bettering myself, I can help others, whether they are free or imprisoned. HELP ME HELP OTHERS Please help me obtain a higher education.
OR SEND ME A MESSAGE!
SEX: Male RACE: Hispanic
HEIGHT: 5'9" WEIGHT: 169 lbs.
EYE COLOR: Brown HAIR COLOR: Brown
CONVICTED OF: Conspiracy/Solicitation
to commit murder.
LENGTH OF SENTENCE: 25 years to life.
INCARCERATION DATE: 12/2/1993
CURRENT RELEASE DATE: 2017