Wrongful Conviction, Not Innocence


Donna wanted to make all of you aware that she is not claiming to be innocent, but wrongfully convicted and wanted to educate her supporters of the differences.  Explanation of innocence versus wrongfully convicted involves not being present when the offense took place and DNA would be missing from the scene of the crime.  Example: A bank was robbed and you were out of state when the robbery took place and the camera footage along with none of your DNA being there proves your innocence.

A wrongful conviction is classified as when (1) the person convicted is factually innocent of the charge, or (2) there were procedural errors that violated the convicted person’s rights. Most that are wrongfully convicted know they have been wronged and actively pursue exoneration. Most of those wrongfully convicted have typically had evidence withheld, fabricated, not tested, and tainted against them along with the use of jailhouse snitches all perpetuated by the prosecutor, known as prosecution misconduct. These are clear violations of the Constitution and deprivation of a defendant’s due process rights.

Donna killed Dustin Stanley after dealing with months of physical and mental abuse. She filed restraining orders and trespassing charges against Dustin but he was never arrested when he violated the law because he was a paid confidential informant for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms (ATF)

Dustin Stanley’s Confidential Informant Agreement 02-07-08

Most of you are here because you want to learn more about Donna, her wrongful conviction, her pursuit of justice, and/or her living conditions while in prison.

Please understand that Donna has been fighting the legal battle on her own without counsel. If you feel compelled to help her with hiring an investigator to obtain other evidence that was withheld from her court-appointed attorney before trial or a post-conviction attorney click the donate button. No amount is too small!

If you want to help Donna in other ways, such as sending her books, etc. please reach out to her directly at jpay.com (place directions here) or write her at:
Donna Hockman#1406120
P.O. Box 1000
Troy, VA 22974
(3-page front and back page limit)

Donna is always looking for meaningful long-term pen pals who want to remain in her life for the duration of her fight.

Justice for one is justice for all!!

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything” -Mark Twain

Letter from Matthew Engle of The Innocence Project