*** Please note ***Reginald has been issued aDate of Execution forOCTOBER 27, 2009!!!
Reginald's Legal Info
The following will highlight Reginald's strugglethroughout his appeals to be represented by thelawyers appointed him by appellant courts. Thesecopies of Reginald's filings demonstrate howappellants (i.e. Death Row Prisoners) are virtually voiceless and invisible; taken advantage of by asystem supposedly designed to protect their constitutional rights. Here is something different;something despairing; something criminal...
INTERVIEW WITH REGINALD BLANTONByDEE FROM THE ABOLITION MOVEMENT (2008)
When I first received a letter from Reggie in December, he said to me "You knowwhat makes no sense at all? My having almost all my clothes on, I mean all the clothesI own, including head covering and an ugly green jacket, just to stay warm in my cage.I'm dressed as if I were outside." Reggie is a fighter, a fighter for human rights and member of DRIVE, an online death row organization that uses peaceful measures tofight against prison abuse, and injustices. Listed on the DRIVE site are numerousarticles and poetry Reggie has written. Reggie was one of the participants of the TexasDeath Row Hunger strike in which several inmates protested the conditions on thePolunsky death row unit in Livingston Texas by going on a hunger strike.Here is my interview with Reggie, from his death row cell, he speaks about hiscase, about his friend who he was accused of murdering, and shows how he isinnocent.
Reggie,can you please give us a bio of yourself?
I was born blue behind my twin brother, Robert, in an Oakland Californiahospital. My dad retired from the Navy and we moved to Texas, to be closer tomy mama’s side of the family, while getting away from California's earthquakes