To The Board of Parole and Pardons, Governor of Ohio, Innocence Groups, Taxpayers of Ohio, and All People Concerned Worldwide.
This petition is to bring awareness and demand justice for Ohio prisoner Tony Cioffi. Tony is in fact innocent of the crime of rape and kidnapping, which he was sentenced ten to twenty-five years for in 1996.
Tony was railroaded to Ohio State prison by lies, coercion, and pressure. He was pressured into pleading guilty to a crime he did not commit. He had no understanding on what was happening to him and could not read the statement he plead guilty to.
Because Tony has legal documents and other evidence to prove his innocence, the undersigned demand that the courts review his case and set this innocent man free. The taxpayers of Ohio are paying for the incarceration of an innocent man. Everyone is entitled to a fair trial, but Tony did not receive this.
Documents and information about this case can be reviewed here:http://www.innocentinprison.org/inmates/ohio/anthonycioffi.html