Kevin Strickland

Kevin Strickland has been in prison for 43 years for a crime he didn’t commit.


And Attorney General Eric Schmitt is determined to keep him there.

It’s disgraceful and Eric Schmitt should be ashamed of himself.

In 1979, Kevin Strickland, a Black man, was convicted by an all-white jury of capital murder at the age of 19. Since then, the Jackson County prosecutor, witnesses to the crime, and the people who actually committed the crime have all stated that Mr. Strickland is innocent.

Earlier this year, the Republican Supermajority in the Missouri Legislature passed a bill that allows prosecutors to file motions to vacate old convictions. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker filed to #FreeKevinStrickland just two days after the new law went into effect.

Despite overwhelming evidence supporting Mr. Strickland’s innocence, Eric Schmitt is cruelly working to keep an innocent man in prison.

On November 8th, Kevin Strickland has a hearing that could decide his freedom. On November 6th, we’re rallying to demand that AG Schmitt #FreeKevinStrickland.


  • Attend the rally in Kansas City at 3pm on November 6th with the National Organization of Exonerees, Spencer Toder for Senate, Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, and more
  • Call Attorney General Eric Schmitt at 573-751-3321 and demand that the Attorney General’s office withdraw from this case

Donate to the National Organization of Exonerees here