Jeff Wood - Innocent of Murder

On Texas' Death Row

     Stop the state sanctioned murder of Jeff Wood!!!

You can help do this by following these 4 simple steps:  

 1.) Signing Jeff's petition at the following web address:

 https://www.change.org/p/governor-abbott-and-the-texas-board-of-pardons-and-parole-demand-justice-for-jeff-wood-5807b015-014a-4a21-8c6e-e34be865c27c?recruiter=12756&utm_source=petitions_show_components_action_panel_wrapper&utm_medium=copylink 

 

2.) Contacting the Board of Pardons and Paroles

In addition to signing the petition, we need as many phone calls, faxes, E-mails, telegrams, postcards, and letters to the Governor and the Board of Pardons and Paroles as we can get!!!

(Sample Letters can be found @ the bottom of this page.)

 

 

 

 

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Please send your requests by certified mail to:

Distinguished Members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole

Texas Board of Pardon and Parole

Attn: Executive Clemency Section

8610 Shoal Creek Blvd

Austin, Texas 78758

                                                                            

(512) 406-5852 

Fax   (512) 467-0945

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Rissie Owens, Presiding Officer

Mailing address:
Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles
P. O. Box 13401
Austin, Texas 78711-3401


 

AUSTIN LOCATION

209 West 14th Street, Suite 500
Austin, Texas 78701
Phone:  (512) 936-6351              
Fax: (512) 463-8120


 

HUNTSVILLE LOCATION

1300 11th Street, Suite 520
Huntsville, Texas 77342-0599
Phone:  (936) 291-2161              
Fax: (936) 291-8367


AMARILLO BOARD OFFICE

5809 S. Western, Suite 237
Amarillo, TX 79110
            806-359-7656              
      806-358-6455  Fax

Charles Aycock, Board Member
(2-1-11)*

James Poland, Parole Commissioner

Charles Shipman, Parole Commissioner

See Assigned Units


ANGLETON BOARD OFFICE

1212 N. Velasco, Suite 201
Angleton, TX 77515
             979-849-3031              
       979-849-8741  Fax

Barbara Lorraine, Board Member
(2-1-13)*

Lynn Ruzicka, Parole Commissioner

Pamela Freeman, Parole Commissioner

See Assigned Units


GATESVILLE BOARD OFFICE

3408 S. State Hwy. 36
Gatesville, TX 76528
            254-865-8870              
     254-865-2629 Fax

Juanita Gonzalez, Board Member
(2-1-09)*

Elvis Hightower, Parole Commissioner

Howard Thrasher, Parole Commissioner

See Assigned Units


HUNTSVILLE BOARD OFFICE

1300 11th St., Suite 520
P.O. Box 599
Huntsville, TX 77342-0599
              936-291-2161              
       936-291-8367 Fax

Rissie Owens, Board Presiding Officer
(2-1-09)*

Conrith Davis, Board Member
(2-1-07)*

Thomas Fordyce, Parole Commissioner

Tony Garcia, Parole Commissioner

See Assigned Units


PALESTINE BOARD OFFICE

207 E. Reagan
Palestine, TX 75801
                903-723-1068              
         903-723-1441 Fax

Jackie DeNoyelles, Board Member
(2-1-11)*

James Paul Kiel, Parole Commissioner

James Hensarling, Parole Commissioner

See Assigned Units


SAN ANTONIO BOARD OFFICE

2902 N.E. Loop 410, Suite #206
San Antonio, TX 78218
            210-564-3721              
     210-564-3726 Fax

Jose L. Aliseda, Board Member
(2-1-09)*

Chuck Speier, Parole Commissioner

Edgar Morales, Parole Commissioner

See Assigned Units

*Reflects expiration date of six year term of office.

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3.) You can also help by contacting your Senate members and House Representatives! 

Texas Senate Member's Homepages

E-mails, petitions, form-letters, phone calls, telegrams, postcards and personal letters are but a few great ways to contact these government officials.    

When writing to your government officials, remember to always be courteous and precise.  Do not remind them that your tax dollars pay their salary and do not be threatening in anyway! Remember also that LONG letters might not be read as thoroughly as you want them to be so, keep to the points!

(You can access each member's e-mail address simply by clicking their name below!)

Members of the Texas State Senate 

 

Texas House of Representatives' Homepages

 Click on Picture for email address!

District 131
House Member
Rep. Allen, Alma A.
District 104
House Member
Rep. Alonzo, Roberto R.
District 145
House Member
Rep. Alvarado, Carol
District 103
House Member
Rep. Anchia, Rafael
District 56
House Member
Rep. Anderson, Charles "Doc"
District 105
House Member
Rep. Anderson, Rodney
District 57
House Member
Rep. Ashby, Trent
District 54
House Member
Rep. Aycock, Jimmie Don
District 3
House Member
Rep. Bell, Cecil
District 123
House Member
Rep. Bernal, Diego M.
District 76
House Member
Rep. Blanco, César
District 138
House Member
Rep. Bohac, Dwayne
District 25
House Member
Rep. Bonnen, Dennis
District 24
House Member
Rep. Bonnen, Greg
District 113
House Member
Rep. Burkett, Cindy
District 58
House Member
Rep. Burns, DeWayne
District 83
House Member
Rep. Burrows, Dustin
District 112
House Member
Rep. Button, Angie Chen
District 40
House Member
Rep. Canales, Terry
District 98
House Member
Rep. Capriglione, Giovanni
District 11
House Member
Rep. Clardy, Travis
District 147
House Member
Rep. Coleman, Garnet F.
District 95
House Member
Rep. Collier, Nicole
District 8
House Member
Rep. Cook, Byron
District 82
House Member
Rep. Craddick, Tom
District 64
House Member
Rep. Crownover, Myra
District 17
House Member
Rep. Cyrier, John P.
District 136
House Member
Rep. Dale, Tony
District 72
House Member
Rep. Darby, Drew
District 134
House Member
Rep. Davis, Sarah
District 111
House Member
Rep. Davis, Yvonne
District 22
House Member
Rep. Deshotel, Joe
District 46
House Member
Rep. Dukes, Dawnna
District 142
House Member
Rep. Dutton Jr., Harold V.
District 135
House Member
Rep. Elkins, Gary
District 23
House Member
Rep. Faircloth, Wayne
District 106
House Member
Rep. Fallon, Pat
District 20
House Member
Rep. Farney, Marsha
District 148
House Member
Rep. Farrar, Jessica
District 130
House Member
Rep. Fletcher, Allen
District 2
House Member
Rep. Flynn, Dan
District 69
House Member
Rep. Frank, James
District 84
House Member
Rep. Frullo, John
District 117
House Member
Rep. Galindo, Rick
District 99
House Member
Rep. Geren, Charlie
District 109
House Member
Rep. Giddings, Helen
District 97
House Member
Rep. Goldman, Craig
District 52
House Member
Rep. Gonzales, Larry
District 75
House Member
Rep. González, Mary
District 41
House Member
Rep. Guerra, Bobby
District 31
House Member
Rep. Guillen, Ryan
District 119
House Member
Rep. Gutierrez, Roland
District 126
House Member
Rep. Harless, Patricia
District 143
House Member
Rep. Hernandez, Ana
District 34
House Member
Rep. Herrero, Abel
District 48
House Member
Rep. Howard, Donna
District 127
House Member
Rep. Huberty, Dan
District 5
House Member
Rep. Hughes, Bryan
District 32
House Member
Rep. Hunter, Todd
District 45
House Member
Rep. Isaac, Jason
District 50
House Member
Rep. Israel, Celia
District 100
House Member
Rep. Johnson, Eric
District 139
House Member
Rep. Johnson, Jarvis
District 12
House Member
Rep. Kacal, Kyle
District 60
House Member
Rep. Keffer, James L. "Jim"
District 15
House Member
Rep. Keough, Mark
District 88
House Member
Rep. King, Ken
District 61
House Member
Rep. King, Phil
District 71
House Member
Rep. King, Susan Lewis
District 80
House Member
Rep. King, Tracy O.
District 91
House Member
Rep. Klick, Stephanie
District 102
House Member
Rep. Koop, Linda
District 93
House Member
Rep. Krause, Matt
District 44
House Member
Rep. Kuempel, John
District 81
House Member
Rep. Landgraf, Brooks
District 122
House Member
Rep. Larson, Lyle
District 89
House Member
Rep. Laubenberg, Jodie
District 67
House Member
Rep. Leach, Jeff
District 35
House Member
Rep. Longoria, Oscar
District 43
House Member
Rep. Lozano,
J. M.
District 38
House Member
Rep. Lucio III, Eddie
District 118
House Member
Rep. Lujan, John
District 77
House Member
Rep. Márquez, Marisa
District 116
House Member
Rep. Martinez Fischer, Trey
District 39
House Member
Rep. Martinez, Armando "Mando"
District 16
House Member
Rep. Metcalf, Will
District 108
House Member
Rep. Meyer, Morgan
District 146
House Member
Rep. Miles, Borris
District 73
House Member
Rep. Miller, Doug
District 26
House Member
Rep. Miller, Rick
District 124
House Member
Rep. Minjarez, Ina
District 78
House Member
Rep. Moody, Joe
District 30
House Member
Rep. Morrison, Geanie W.
District 36
House Member
Rep. Muñoz, Jr., Sergio
District 133
House Member
Rep. Murphy, Jim
District 53
House Member
Rep. Murr, Andrew
District 49
House Member
Rep. Naishtat, Elliott
District 74
House Member
Rep. Nevárez, Poncho
District 37
House Member
Rep. Oliveira, René O.
District 18
House Member
Rep. Otto, John
District 9
House Member
Rep. Paddie, Chris
District 63
House Member
Rep. Parker, Tan
District 129
House Member
Rep. Paul, Dennis
District 144
House Member
Rep. Peña, Gilbert
District 21
House Member
Rep. Phelan, Dade
District 62
House Member
Rep. Phillips, Larry
District 79
House Member
Rep. Pickett, Joe C.
District 87
House Member
Rep. Price, Four
District 14
House Member
Rep. Raney, John
District 42
House Member
Rep. Raymond, Richard Peña
District 27
House Member
Rep. Reynolds, Ron
District 150
House Member
Rep. Riddle, Debbie
District 115
House Member
Rep. Rinaldi, Matt
District 51
House Member
Rep. Rodriguez, Eddie
District 125
House Member
Rep. Rodriguez, Justin
District 90
House Member
Rep. Romero, Jr., Ramon
District 110
House Member
Rep. Rose, Toni
District 70
House Member
Rep. Sanford, Scott
District 6
House Member
Rep. Schaefer, Matt
District 132
House Member
Rep. Schofield, Mike
District 13
House Member
Rep. Schubert, Leighton
District 66
House Member
Rep. Shaheen, Matt
District 107
House Member
Rep. Sheets, Kenneth
District 59
House Member
Rep. Sheffield, J. D.
District 65
House Member
Rep. Simmons, Ron
District 7
House Member
Rep. Simpson, David
District 128
House Member
Rep. Smith, Wayne
District 86
House Member
Rep. Smithee, John T.
District 4
House Member
Rep. Spitzer, Stuart
District 68
House Member
Rep. Springer, Drew
District 85
House Member
Rep. Stephenson, Phil
District 92
House Member
Rep. Stickland, Jonathan
District 121
House Member
Rep. Straus, Joe
District 29
House Member
Rep. Thompson, Ed
District 141
House Member
Rep. Thompson, Senfronia
District 94
House Member
Rep. Tinderholt, Tony
District 101
House Member
Rep. Turner, Chris
District 33
House Member
Rep. Turner, Scott
District 1
House Member
Rep. VanDeaver, Gary
District 114
House Member
Rep. Villalba, Jason
District 149
House Member
Rep. Vo, Hubert
District 140
House Member
Rep. Walle, Armando
District 19
House Member
Rep. White, James
District 55
House Member
Rep. White, Molly
District 47
House Member
Rep. Workman, Paul
District 10
House Member
Rep. Wray, John
District 137
House Member
Rep. Wu, Gene
District 96
House Member
Rep. Zedler, Bill
District 28
House Member
Rep. Zerwas, John
District 120
House Member
Rep. 120
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4.) Write your Governor! 

Contacting the Governor 

 Honorable Greg Abbott
The Governor of Texas
PO Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711-2428

 

Information and Referral Hotline:   (800) 843-5789          

[for Texas callers]

Citizen's Opinion Hotline:   (800) 252-9600          

[for Texas callers]

Information and Referral and Opinion Hotline: 

                      (512) 463-1782                      

Office of the Governor Main Switchboard: 

                     (512) 463-2000                     

[office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST]

Office of the Governor Fax: (512) 463-1849
State Insurance Building
1100 San Jacinto
Austin, Texas 78701

Website which contains a link for E-mail:

http://www2.governor.state.tx.us/contact/

 

P.S.  For the convenience of the secretary, please state at the beginning what the purpose of the letter is. 

For example:

 

Date______________________

Honorable Governor Greg Abbott
The Governor of Texas
PO Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711-2428


RE: Requesting Clemency and pardon for Jeffrey Wood, 999256

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Please write your own personal letter and mail/fax in. (Below are are couple of sample letters you can use for ideas.) Certified mail is best but all forms of communication are welcomed! Please mail 1 letter per person...not per household; an innocent man's life is at stake and we need as many as we can get!

you can contact the following people on Jeff's behalf:

Governor Greg Abbott

Board of Pardons and Parole.  

Again, E-mails, petitions, form-letters, phone calls, telegrams, postcards and personal letters are but a few great ways to contact these government officials about Jeff's case, however the most effective form of communication is a well written personal letter.  Letters written correctly will be put into a permanent file whereas E-mails, form letters, and petitions may be discarded.

 

Please let your “VOICE” be heard!  It only takes a few minutes to pen down your thoughts/ideas and to get them sent out to your government officials. 

 

When writing to your government officials, remember to always be courteous and precise.  Do not remind them that your tax dollars pay their salary and do not be threatening in anyway! Remember also that LONG letters might not be read as thoroughly as you want them to be so, keep to the points.

 

For the convenience of the secretary, please state at the beginning what the purpose of the letter is.  For example:

 

RE: Clemency for Jeffrey Wood, 999256

 

The following samples will demonstrate how to write each of your government officials and the Clemency Board: 

  

***These letters must not be printed and sent in the mail! They are only samples. Please, hand-write a personal letter and follow the instructions posted for mailing.

 

Sample letter # 1 for the Governor or the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole

Date:________________

Distinguished Members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole

Texas Board of Pardon and Parole

Attn: Executive Clemency Section

8610 Shoal Creek Blvd

Austin, Texas 78757

 

Re: Requesting Clemency and Pardon for Jeffrey Wood

In the interest of justice, I appeal to you to grant clemency for Jeffrey Wood, who is currently scheduled to be executed on August 24, 2016.  He was sentenced to death, through the Law of Parties, in 1996 for the murder of Kris Keeran.  This Murder was actually committed in 1996 by Daniel Earl Reneau who was executed in Texas on June 13, 2002.

I am particularly concerned that Jeffrey Wood may be executed despite serious concerns regarding inadequate legal counsel and lack of mitigating evidence presented.

The death of Kris Keeran was extremely tragic, and I in no way seek to deny the amount of pain and suffering the Keeran family has endured. But Wood’s jury issued him a death sentence without hearing any mitigating evidence, even though such evidence was readily available.

The fact that Wood’s jury did not hear this important evidence has not been corrected by the courts, and executive clemency exists to intervene where the courts cannot. I strongly urge you to demonstrate your respect for justice and human life by doing everything in your power to commute the death sentence of Jeffrey Wood. Thank you for your time and attention to this serious matter.

Sincerely
Steven Been
1010 Morey Peak

San Antonio, Texas 78213

 

Sample Letter  # 1 for the Governor of Texas

 

Date______________________

Honorable Governor Greg Abbott
The Governor of Texas
PO Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711-2428


RE: Requesting Clemency and pardon for Jeffrey Wood, 999256

 

Dear Governor Abbott,

I am writing to you to let you know just how badly I want my brother Jeffrey Wood to be released from prison.  I pray that God provide me with the words necessary to touch your heart and grant my request for clemency and for a pardon. 

 

As I write this, hundreds of thoughts run through my mind.  What should I say?  How should I say it?  How do I make you see the true injustice of it all?  I could tell you how Jeff was wrongly convicted under the Law of Parties for the murder of Kris Keeran, I could tell you he did not kill anyone, I could tell you he was not even in the store when the murder took place, and had no way of knowing it would happen,  I could tell you that the murder was actually committed in by Daniel Earl Reneau (who was executed in Texas on June 13, 2002 for this crime) I could tell you how Danny, (the actual shooter in the crime) threatened to kill Jeff’s family, starting with his daughter Paige if he informed the police, I could tell you how the Lawyers, the Judge and even Jeff himself made terrible, irreversible  mistakes at the trial, I could tell you how Jeff’s case was tried by the media before it reached the court room, I could promise that his release from prison would be more profitable to the state of Texas than his death and/or incarceration, and I could bring hundreds of witnesses from around the world to testify of our love and desire to see Jeff brought back into society; but this would take days to write and compile.   Even the short length of this letter might be overlooked for its insignificance, but I set forth my plea as a hidden victim in this case, as a sister who simply does not want to lose her brother.

 

For almost 20 years now, I have done what I have been asked to do; which is to sit back and let the system work, because surely the state would not murder an innocent man.  Up until this point the system has failed and Jeff, my dearest baby brother, has been given an execution date of August 24, 2016.  Governor Abbott, you are part of this system.  You have the power to make the previous wrongs right.  You have the power to save a life.

 

The death of Kris Keeran was extremely tragic, and I in no way seek to deny the amount of pain and suffering the Keeran family has endured, but Jeff was not a part of the murder of Kris; in fact Kris and Jeff were friends.  In no way will any of my family deny Jeff’s part in the crime, but his only crime was robbery.  He is not a murderer.  He has served almost 20 years for this crime, and I believe this to be enough.  Please punish his actions not Danny’s. 

 

I know that according to the Texas Government Code, Section 508.050 –Report to Governor, it states that you can request to the Pardon and Parole Board a person for pardon, commutation of sentence, reprieve, remission of fine, or forfeiture. I hope and pray that you might be willing to take the political risk involved and commute Jeffrey Wood’s death sentence. I do not expect it or demand it; I simply and deeply plead for you to commute his death sentence and to release him with time served.

Sincerely,

Terri Been