Jay B. Van Story, #477649
Texas DCJ
Wynne Unit, 3 Dorm 42
Huntsville, TX 77349
Case No. 87-406741
Alleged Offense: Sexual Assault
Prison Term: Life
Sentenced: 1989

Twice the victim was threatened by Prosecutors to lie at trial

"...she expressed genuine relief. She sobbed openly.
She testified she had been waiting a long time to tell the truth.
She expressed deep sadness and regret about having been coerced
into falsely accusing me of sexually abusing her."

Houston Press Article
December 2004

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Letters of Support

I Strongly Support That Jay Be Pardoned
Excerpts from Fellow Prisoners' Letters of Support

December 1, 2003
The Strongest Case I Have Ever Seen Presenting a Claim of Innocence Excerpts from a Letter of Support from Austin, Texas Attorney
Roy E. Greenwood

Articles by Jay Van Story
Case Update
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles recently denied the application for my Full Pardon
And Justice for Some
The Summary of an Article About the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
From Texas Monthly, November 2004
Death Isn’t Fair
Excerpts from an Article by Michael Hall in Texas Monthly
What Prison is Really Like
The food is worse than anything you can imagine. Your dog would certainly reject most of it.
Wrongly Imprisoned
Exorbitant Prison Stays Amount to Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Unchecked Power
Overzealous Cops and Prosecutors
An Open Letter to Lubbock, Texas Officials
The Ideal of Liberty and Justice For All
Excerpts from Jay Van Story’s Closing Argument on August 25, 1989
We Pray for the Truth to Come Forth
Hope Is A Good Thing
False Imprisonment is Never Justified
A Growing Awareness of Innocence
Plea For Support for a Pardon
"...my heart has been burdened by the fact that an innocent man is imprisoned because of my false testimony.”
Travis Ware's Reign of Error and Terror
At Long Last, Freedom
Even after the alleged victim came forward, Harvey remained falsely imprisoned for years. The prosecutors had careers to protect.
Anyone Can Be Falsely Convicted
The Torturous Death of Innocent Prisoners


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