Supporters of former Governor Don Siegelman are all but begging Barack Obama to take some action for him during this last week of his presidency.
There is an outside chance that Siegelman will be freed for good-time in a matter of weeks anyway, but Obama could make it a sure thing through a commutation or pardon.
Almost all of the cases Obama has acted on the his final weeks in office have been people convicted of drug crimes, not people like the former governor, who his supports say was the victim of selective prosecution and a GOP campaign to keep him out of office. They'll be releasing a documentary about his case soon.
One Last Plea to the President
Strike one final blow against injustice!
To our most honorable President,
You have one week left in the White House. It is a time of memories and farewells, but it could also be a time to strike one more blow against injustice. The wrongfully prosecuted and convicted former Governor, Don Siegelman, was the victim of a selective prosecution for political gain. It is a case many observers and experts alike deem the most egregious example of prosecutorial misconduct in recent American jurisprudence.
As a Harvard educated lawyer, as a compassionate human being, as a man who knows something of selective prosecution, we appeal to your mind and your heart to return this innocent man fully to a productive and meaningful life.
Please watch the video here of former Alabama judge, C.W. Clemon! He states that the Siegelman Case "cries out for the correction of an injustice!" He goes on to claim that the president "can't make it right, but at least he can set an innocent man free!"