Texas Moratorium Network will deliver $3,000 in donations to Anthony Graves on Saturday, November 20. The donations were collected from TMN’s supporters and friends who wanted to help Anthony after his recent exoneration from Texas Death Row. The donors include many people from across Texas, as well as people in other U.S. states and other countries.
It will probably be quite a while before Anthony Graves may receive compensation from the State of Texas for the 18 years he spent incarcerated in Texas for a crime he did not commit. Upon his release Anthony was given only a few hundred dollars. In a phone conversation when TMN informed him of the donations, Anthony said that these donations mean a lot to him because they come from the hearts of the people giving. He said the funds are greatly needed right now.
Next week will be Anthony’s first Thanksgiving celebration as a free man after being locked up for 18 years for a crime he did not commit. Many very generous people have already donated to help Anthony. We thank everyone who has donated so far and we can’t wait to deliver the funds to Anthony. You can also still donate. We will continue to send him donations that arrive after November 20.
If you would like to donate to help Anthony Graves, you can make a donation to TMN using a credit card by clicking here.
On October 27, Anthony Graves became the 12th person exonerated after being wrongfully convicted and sent to Texas death row. Anthony is a completely innocent man who spent a total of 18 years locked up for a crime he had absolutely nothing to do with. Twelve of those years were spent on Texas death row in a tiny cell having his food shoved through a small slit in the door. The other years were spent in jail awaiting retrial and facing the prospect of again being sentenced to death. Anthony is now back in the loving embrace of his family and friends and soon he will enjoy his first Thanksgiving holiday as a free man in 18 years.