The 2nd Chance Saves Lives organization introduces their upcoming TV show spin-off called, 2nd Chance Saves: FORGOTTEN PRISONERS. A made for TV docu-series hosted by former Special Agent, John Fitzgerald of the Department of Justice, & Criminal justice reform advocate, Angela Stanton-King.
We are excited to highlight cases wherein significant issues of due process errors may exist. Due Process, as guaranteed under the 5th and 14th Amendments, means that the prosecution of a Defendant MUST be free of police errors, prosecutorial misconduct, incompetent legal representation, and judicial corruption. Every time that a case is ‘reversed’, that means that some degree of due process was violated. While the American judicial process is the most sophisticated in the world in terms of respect for the ‘rule of law,’ the fact remains that our system of ‘checks and balances’ breaks down when we rely on the human element. Whether born of incompetence, indifference, or blatant dishonesty…lives are forever changed when the those within the criminal justice system fail to honor their oath to support the Constitution. And by extension….supporting the Constitution means respecting the constitutional rights of everyone. All criminal defendants must be subjected to a court system that facilitates the honest and fair dispensation of justice. Unfortunately, there have been decisions made by criminal justice professionals (law enforcement, defense attorneys, prosecutors, judges) which has irreparably damaged the lives of defendants (who were subsequently exonerated). From questionable evidence obtained by law enforcement, and public defenders / counsel advocating acceptance of plea offers rather than going to trial….to prosecutors withholding exonerating evidence and improper court administration by judges…these issues of Due Process will be examined by our show. Ultimately…we are not mounting a defense for any of the cases highlighted. We are simply raising important questions for the audience to consider, while doing our best to educate the public about how to secure one’s constitutional rights. And if we can play a small part in helping to highlight information that may exonerate those we present on our show….then that means that our justice system does work.
Stay tuned, 1st season is Coming soon.
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John Fitzgerald is a former Special Agent with the United States Department of Justice, having been assigned to the Los Angeles and New York Field Divisions. From 2012 – 2016, he supervised security operations in 35 countries, including a Crime Suppression / Counter-terrorism Task Force with the Brazilian Civil Police for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics. Mr. Fitzgerald has been task forced with the United States Secret Service and the Dept. of State Diplomatic Security Service as a Supervisory Agent for a US president and several foreign dignitaries.
John is a Criminal Justice consultant, representing criminal and family law attorneys. He is a personal protection / international security subject matter expert, and has testified in Hague Convention Child Abduction cases. He holds a BA in English and an MS in Secondary English Education. John taught English and English As A Second Language for the New York City Board of Education for 3 years before his appointment to the US Dept. of Justice. John is an active member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation InfraGard and the Dept. of State Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC).
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Angela Stanton-King is a former U.S. Congressional Candidate for Georgia's 5th District, Criminal Justice Advocate, host of THE ASK SHOW, and the Founder of American King Foundation – whose mission is to reunite American families with a pathway to justice, economic stability, and relational wellness. She serves as the community outreach coordinator for The Alive Center – a place of help, hope, and healing for hurting people. Angela is an active board member for Beacon Leadership Academy, an advisor to Cando Clemency and Alveda King Ministries. She is also the Georgia Regional State Coordinator for Coalition of Leaders United and a very well-known outspoken public figure.
Angela often serves as a political news contributor for NEWSMAX, FOXSOUL TV, Real America's Voice, BNC (Black News Channel) and more.
Since her release from Prison in 2005, the celebrated owner of Stanton Publishing House, and former Reality TV star of the BET Network docuseries “From the Bottom Up” has been mentored by her Godmother Evangelist Alveda King. Angela has also formed several organizations dedicated to restoring values, healing victims of sexual abuse, and assisting disadvantaged persons.
The accomplished writer, activist, speaker, founder, and philanthropist uses her life story, a testimony of redemption, to make a profound positive impact in today’s social and political climate. Her agenda of prison reform and family unification brings hope to all Americans.
Angela is a criminal justice reform advocate who helped pass the First Step Act signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on December 18, 2019. Her story of being chained to a bed during childbirth encouraged President Trump to enact laws making it illegal for women to be chained. The horrendous experience was well documented in her National Best-Selling Memoir Life of a Real Housewife (formerly Lies of a Real Housewife) in which Angela set the record straight and placed all her past dirty deeds on display for public view.
On February 18, 2020, Angela was given a full unconditional Pardon from President Donald J. Trump after her 2004 conviction on federal conspiracy charges for her role in a car theft ring in which she spent more than two years in prison. In a statement by the White House following her Feb.18 pardoning, Trump said: “(Stanton-King) overcame a difficult childhood to become a champion for redemption and rehabilitation for all who strive for a better life.”
Angela has a heart for the restoration of our prisoners, the rehabilitation of our homeless, the protection of our children, and the empowerment of the next generation of Georgians. I believe that the healing and equipping of our vulnerable populations will lead to the flourishing of our city, and the defense of our God-given freedoms will enable us to prosper. As her story goes to show, every life is worth investing in, every life can make a difference, every life matters.
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➡ If you or someone you know has been released from prison due to exoneration, wrongful incarceration, or served more time than they deserved, and would like to share their story in one of our mini-segments, please submit here as well.