Governor Lee Free Pamela Moses

Governor Bill Lee

Pamela Moses is being punished for Tennessee’s mistakes.

She was wrongfully convicted of a felony for submitting a form that was entirely filled out by a TN probation officer and clerk. She didn’t write on it, she didn’t sign it. She just asked for it – which is her right under law – and turned in what they gave her. Because the probation office later said that they made a mistake, Pamela is now being punished.

Tennessee has one of the most complicated rights restoration processes in the country. You have to get a Certificate of Rights Restoration to certify your eligibility from a probation officer or clerk if you were convicted of a felony after May 18, 1981. But because the TN Department of Corrections hasn’t trained everyone thoroughly, the officers make mistakes and give those forms to people who aren’t eligible all the time. Pamela was unfortunately one of those people. The TN Department of Corrections admitted in a letter that it had made a mistake.

One study found that 8% of Certificates of Restoration that are filled out by probation officers or clerks and submitted to the Elections Division are ultimately rejected because the person is not eligible. Six years and one day in prison is an outrageous sentence for someone who is being punished for a Tennessee official's mistake.

Please sign this petition in our effort to seek freedom for Pamela Moses from Tennessee's Governor Bill Lee.



Petition by
Free Hearts
Nashville, Tennessee

To: Governor Bill Lee
From: [Your Name]

Dear Governor Lee,

Pamela Moses is being punished for Tennessee’s mistakes.

She was wrongfully convicted of a felony for submitting a form that was entirely filled out by a TN probation officer and clerk. She didn’t write on it, she didn’t sign it. She just asked for it – which is her right under law – and turned in what they gave her. Because the probation office later said they made a mistake, Pamela is now being punished.

As you know, Tennessee has one of the most complicated rights restoration processes in the country. You have to get a Certificate of Rights Restoration to certify your eligibility from a probation officer or clerk if you were convicted of a felony after May 18, 1981. But because the TN Department of Corrections hasn’t trained everyone thoroughly, the officers make mistakes and give those forms to people who aren’t eligible all the time. Pamela was unfortunately one of those people. The TN Department of Corrections admitted in a letter that it had made a mistake.​
One study found that 8% of Certificates of Restoration that are filled out by probation officers or clerks and submitted to the Elections Division are ultimately rejected because the person is not eligible. Six years and one day in prison is an outrageous sentence for someone who is being punished for a Tennessee official's mistake.​

Please use your executive powers to help free her.