Greetings my name is Justice Cherry. I am an advocate for individuals who have encountered
extreme injustices throughout various judicial processes. I have in depth experiences in dealing
with prisoners and their families. Daily I spend time working on freeing the wrongfully
convicted or excessively sentenced. HELP ME FIGHT FOR JASON ALLEN ELDER, JR!
You ever wonder how this type of thing could happen?
Did you ever imagine what it would be like to be part of it?
Freeing an innocent person from jail/prison, you would do that if you could, right?
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to help?
Imagine being locked up for 18 years and 4 months as an innocent man!
Imagine knowing you didn’t do it! Imagine being convicted! Imagine being innocent!
Imagine every memory that you have had for the last 18 years and 4 months being memories of
This is the true-life case of an innocent man serving a life sentence for a crime
he did not commit! The life of Jason Allen Elder, Jr. Help me fight for his
At the age of 17, Mr. Elder was wrongly convicted of two counts of Armed
Robbery in two different counties in Georgia. Whitfield County & Dade County. The counties
are 45 minutes apart. Jason was sentenced to life plus 18 years in 1999. He is currently 34 years
old and still incarcerated in at the Wheeler Correctional Facility in Alamo, Georgia. He had no
prior convictions and had just relocated to Georgia during the time of the robberies. Jason Elder
was setup and framed by Georgia Bureau of Investigations police officer Greg Ramey. When
acquiring about the robberies, Office Greg Ramey asked to take Jason’s photo and because he
was an officer, Mr. Elder didn’t think too much of it.
After that things, went downhill for Jason. He was arrested for a suspended license, to which he
served 30 days. A week later while in custody, Officer Greg Ramey charged Jason with 3 counts
of armed robbery in three different counties. (Whitfield, Dade & Catoosa). He was acquitted of
the Catoosa County case. We all know how hard it is to fight the cowards & liars within the
The judge denied the district attorney permission to use the evidence from Dade County case.
There was no evidence at all from the Whitfield County case. That itself is against the law &
violated Mr. Elder rights. The courts used three sweaters as evidence to convict Jason. However,
25 pieces of hair samples were removed from the the sweaters that were of Caucasian
descent. Jason Elder is an African American. The other catch to the evidence is the hairs were
never tested, nor were they used as evidence at the trial to prove his innocence. That is another
violence or civil rules of evidence and procedure! The Caucasian hairs found was enough
admissible evidence to prove Mr. Elder’s innocence. This is all unethical! There are so many
flaws and errors on the courts behalf regarding his case!
Mr. Elder was improperly represented and did not have a fair trial. The eyewitnesses were
coerced as well as their statements saying Jason committed the robberies. The videotape used
during the time of trial was unclear to identify any subject. The crime scene as well as the photo
array was tainted and unsecured from the beginning of the investigation. Jason had never
attended nor had he been at the convenient store of the Best Inn Motel. This was all due to him
allowing Officer Greg Ramey to take his photo. Jason was setup and charged for a crime he
A couple of years after the trial, the videotape was successsfully enhanced by a forensic expert.
The expert was able to produce clear images of the two suspects involved in the robberies. After
comparing the images to the photographs of Mr. Elder, the expert concluded that one of the
makes is inconsistent. That statement alone exonerates Mr. Elder. The district attorney had been
privy to the findings since 2006, but made no effort to have the verdict overturned or redirected
to the courts for a new trial. The African American male wearing cornrows had a different nose
as well as a different shaped head than Jason Allen Elder, Jr.
Due to the lack of inadequate defense, the work to be free, has been on the defendant himself.
Yet without resources or skills meant to carry this burden due to incompetent experts, lying
witnesses and ineffective defense counsel Jason fight continues! April 2017 made 18 years that
Mr. Elder has been incarcerated as an innocent man. He had been patiently waiting to hear back
from the Georgia Parole Board. In July 2017, he received a letter from the parole board stating
he was denied. How cruel! Imagine the hurt and anger he felt inside knowing his innocence!!
From the beginning, Mr. Elder has maintained his innocence. He is not and has never been a
violent person. During his 18 years of imprisonment, Mr. Elder has remained focused on fighting
for his freedom. Of course, there is some bitterness, yet he stays positive and looks forward to
the day he will be free. However, Jason has spent all of his life battling for his freedom while
dealing with the daily struggle of survival in a maximum-security penitentiary.
Mr. Elder has a 18 year old daughter that he never had the chance to nurture, protect or be a
father to due to injustice. Imagine the pain as a man that he feels inside not being able to provide
and support his daughter. His only daughter has missed 18 long years of fun, growth and life
without her father that she has to visit in prison. No man or child deserves that! Jason looks
forward to working and being a productive member of society. He eagerly anticipates visiting
museums, spending time with family and most of all new beginnings with his daughter. He has
many friends and family members that supports his mentally and emotionally. Imagine the stress
and sorrow his family has felt all these years. Imagine the pain and longing for him to hug his
There is nothing vicious or violent about Mr. Elder. He deserves to have freedom just like you
and I. A chance to follow his dreams, to live and love. All of these things have been stripped
from Mr. Elder. No one should ever have to endure such emotional pain, disrespect and
discomfort! Everyone has a limit on what they can bear. The trick is rebounding form collapse
with a sense of purpose. Everyday Jason wakes up dreaming of the end. Every day he focuses on
his freedom. Every day he imagines a future in which every day doesn’t begin and end with
being locked up inside a concrete box. Mr. Elder deserves what was strong from him and hopes
this bad dream will be over forever. HELP ME GET JASON ALLEN ELDER, JR FREE FROM
INJUSTICE TO JUSTICE AND HOME WITH THOSE THAT LOVE HIM!!!!!!
He looks forward to the basic things in life that we often taken for granted! I know that times are
tough and that everyone has many bills to pay, yet any amount helps. There is no amount too
small! The funds will only be used to help Mr. Elder seek an appellate attorney that can
grant him his life back despite of the 18 stripped years!! The purpose of this gofundme is to
help free Jason Elder and to aware each of you Mr. Edler’s wrongful conviction and to
seek your help in donations to get Mr. Elder proper legal representation so that his case
can be taken to the Supreme Court by his attorney.
Any donation, however big or small, will be very much appreciated! Thank you for taking
your time to read the fight for Jason Allen Elder, Jr. JUSTICE!!. It is very much valued
and respected. Please donate and share so that we can help Mr. Elder get legal
representation. He thanks you in advance! Myself and his family thanks you for your
contribution, love and support through this mental and emotional time!! Our system failed
On behalf of The Justice for Jason Elder Campaign, I want to thank you for helping us make a
positive difference. Your support encourages our continued commitment to reaching our goal. As
you know, we started this campaign to help FREE Jason Elder, Jr. Your contributions helps us
get one step closer to our goal. Thanks again for your generosity and support. It’s greatly
Wrongful convictions are unfair, undeservedly and life destroying. It must no longer be allowed!
The impact serves as a lifetime of undeserved negative profiling, more times than not. It destroys
an individual’s ability to live a normal, honest life, work a decent job or apply a legal trade. It
condemns people to suffer for something they never did, safe to say would never do! Yet the
unfortunate person is forced to bear the destructive stigma for the rest of their life.
We must fight daily to shed light on the reality, in the hopes of change. If not, eliminate it
permanently! Wrongful convictions must continue to be exposed. The public must remain aware!
We must remain empathetic and socially concerned. Regardless of where you are, be proud and
brave enough to initiate a much-needed strategy to fight wrongful convictions. The Detroit
Police Chief James Craig is helping fight wrongful convictions.