Richard Paey Is Finally Free! Paey,
serving 25 years in prison for "illegal prescriptions",
was granted a full pardon by Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida and
the Florida Clemency Board on September 20, 2007.
June 2007 - The Florida Parole Commission has recommended that Gov. Charlie Crist consider Paey's clemency petition.
This is unusual because Richard hasn't served a third of his sentence yet. If you have done work to support Richard Paey's release -- he and his family send their thanks. They know that without your help, we wouldn't be so hopeful today.
Richard's case "demonstrates extraordinary merit" and so, if you would like to help show the Governor why releasing Richard is the correct thing to do, keep those cards and letters flowing. According to John P. Flannery, Richard's attorney, "they are being read and carefully considered by the Office of Executive Clemency."
Court Will Not Hear Paey's Appeal
The Florida Supreme Court announced on March 9, 2007 that it will not hear the appeal of Richard Paey, His attorney, John Flannery, said there are only two options left: the pending clemency request before Gov. Charlie Crist, and an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Source: Times-Wire)
Richard Paey's Appeal To The Supreme Court Of Florida; drafted by Attorney John P. Flannery II and Pain Relief Network, 2/6/07
Richard was moved in 2006, in shackles, to another Florida Correctional Facility; one without proper medical care or even wheelchair access facilities.
Read more about Richard Paey and the War on Pain Patients:
The WALL -- From Painkillers to Prison: Read Richard's Story
Clemency Sought For Man Serving 25 Years; from St. Petersburg Times (FL), 8/10/07
Column: Disabled Man's Justice May Be Served Cold; from Tampa Tribune (FL), 6/28/07
Clemency Hopes Pinned On Crist; from St. Petersburg Times (FL), 6/22/07
MS Sufferer Serving 25-Year Sentence for Taking Pain Killers; from HuffingtonPost.com (US), 3/13/07
Disabled Man Appeals Drug Trafficking Conviction To Supreme Court; from Associated Press (US), 1/19/07
Column: Mercy Plea Travels A Painful Road; from Tampa Tribune (FL), 12/19/06
Editorial: A Drug Sentence Without Justice; from St. Petersburg Times (FL), 12/10/06
Man Loses Case, Wins Sympathy; from St. Petersburg Times (FL), 12/7/06
Column: War On Drugs Makes Life Harder For Pain Sufferers; from New York Times (NY), 5/6/06
Column: That Plea Deal Doesn't Look So Bad Now; from Tampa Tribune (FL), 2/12/06
Supporters: Pasco County Man's Case Shows Unfairness Of Drug War; from Herald Today (FL), 2/8/06
Drug Criminal Or Unfortunate Accident Victim? from St. Petersburg Times (FL), 2/7/06
Special Report: Hard Case; from American Spectator (US), 1/31/06
Transcript: Prisoner Of Pain - How One Man's Quest For Pain Relief Landed Him In Jail; from CBS 60 Minutes (US), 1/29/06
Column: Just Doing His Job; from New York Times (NY), 1/31/05
Ex-Hammonton Man Takes Drug Arrest Story To '60 Minutes'; from Press Of Atlantic City (NJ), 1/31/06
Sick: A Florida Paraplegic Needs Relief: from National Review (US), 10/24/05
Prisoner Of Pain Becomes Martyr Of Drug War; from Charlotte Observer (NC), 10/20/05
Richard Paey & November Coalition in The New York Times: Op-Ed: Punishing Pain, by John Tierney, July 19, 2005
Mandatory Madness; from The Weekly Planet (FL), 6/18/04
Learn More about the War on Pain Patients at Pain Relief Network
More 'Toons by Paey
You may also download a full-color PDF document with all of Richard's cartoons shown here.
All original artwork © 2004-2005 Richard Paey
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