Amish Farmer, Sam Girod is in prison now. Federal prison where criminals live. Supposed criminals.
The FDA successfully harassed, indicted and convicted 57 year old KY Amish farmer Samuel Girod for charges stemming from an innocent labeling infraction!
He’s now in prison about 7 hours away from his family — his wife Elizabeth, their 12 children and 25 grandchildren. He is now surrounded by steel with armed guards, bells and whistles, loudspeakers, warnings, cement and little access to the sun.
Sam has never harmed anyone. There are no victims of the 3 herbals salves he made and sold for over 20 years. He made the mistake of mislabeling one of the salves.
The story of his persecution is practically unbelievable.
Except that I live a few minutes from Sam and met him in 2015. By now, I have met scores of people who’ve known him for many years, if not their entire lives. All of us witnessed the entire goings on firsthand. You could not make this up!
Read the entire story here: bit.ly/fda-sam You’ll also find links to the 3 days of the trial and Sam’s sentencing as well as all of the court documents.
At this point, Sam’s only hope for release is a presidential pardon. Please sign this petition, then share it with your friends and family.
Now that Sam is there — in Federal Prison where the U.S. Just Us system puts murderers and rapists and child molesters — I wonder how many real criminals we have amongst the hundreds of thousands incarcerated? But that’s for another day.
Here’s the Amish Sam update, including where he is housed and how to write to him.
Sam has started the appeals process. It could take quite a while to get that underway and I will post info on those proceedings as I have it.
How the appeal goes will determine when we submit the petition to the president.
Meanwhile, please keep sharing the petition bit.ly/freeamishsam
Sam’s Family May Not be Allowed to Visit EVER
Well, I HOPE YOU ARE SITTING DOWN. Inmate visitors have to have photo ID to get into a prison. Of course, none of Amish Sam’s family have photo ID and won’t be getting any due to religious reasons.
So, in a burst of compassion or something, the officials at Loretto prison said for Sam’s kids to send in birth certificates and SS cards, that the prison board would consider allowing this in lieu of photo ID.
Sam was SO EXCITED. The family was set to leave for PA today or tomorrow.
Then, in a burst of insane cruelty, the prison board decided against! Sam’s family won’t be allowed to visit without photo id. (The same rule was in place in the Lexington prison but they allowed Sam’s family to visit anyway.)
So it’s looking like Sam and his family won’t see each other for 6 yrs? Could this be true in America? I don’t have to describe what this has done for Sam’s morale.