FOR CURRENT CASE INFORMATION CLICK HERE – This page is part of the Archive files in the Patrick Swiney case, and it is no longer maintained because its purpose is to store archived information for those who want historic case information for the full background of the case and the life and times of Patrick Swiney while in prison.  Our current pages are updated frequently though, so please visit them often.  Thanks, Sherry Swiney

Who is Patrick?

~The Howling Poem~

I speak to you from the absolute pits of hell, an Alabama Prison. Historically, the State of Alabama has been notorious for its atrocities within its prisons. My fellow Americans and human beings, nothing has changed.  I humbly convey to you an ancient scripture: "Let he who hath eyes - see and he who hath ears - hear."

Patrick Swiney – June 11, 1998Read The Full Article

Table of Contents – Click here for a quick reference guide designed for lawyers and investigators who are on this case.

Retaliation in Prison - History of retaliation in prison for Patrick, for a crime he did not commit.

Patrick Swiney Ad Book for the DC MarchAugust 13th, 2005

Patrick's Story in Dutch

Patrick Swiney Story - the man

Sign a petition for Patrick's release from prison

Patrick on Wikipedia

Patrick Swiney is innocent in Alabama

  • He was framed for a double murder (1987)
  • State withheld exculpatory evidence (1987-1989)
  • He was tried & sentenced to life without parole (1989)
  • Fabricated crime scene evidence came to light (2002)
  • Scientific forensic evidence proved his innocence (2003)
  • State ruled he cannot present this evidence (2003-2006)
  • 11th Circuit Court & US Supreme Court agreed (2007)

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A Matter Of Justice Coalition – Circuit Court of Shelby County, Alabama - New evidence - Writ of Habeas Corpus refused. Case Description - New evidence shows Patrick Swiney is innocent, found guilty on "presumptions." Courts refuse to hear it.

The Case of Patrick Swiney


Patrick's case moves through the courts after finding "newly discovered" evidence of actual innocence.

Attorney General makes a promiseJuly 5, 2004


Letter to Alabama Prison CommissionerMarch 2003


Patrick Moved to DonaldsonOctober 10, 2002

The plot thickensJune 23, 2002


The Case Of Patrick SwineyJune 2001

Patrick Moved to St. ClairDecember 13, 2001

Patrick Moved to KilbyNovember 30, 2001

Attention Attorneys, ResearchersDecember 9, 2001 — Writ of Habeas Corpus denied. Right to court appointed counsel denied. We've been pro se, unsuccessfully and we are in need of legal assistance and representation.


Synopsis of Patrick Swiney's CaseMay 2000

The DNA EvidenceMay 2000

What Ballistic Experts SayMay 2000

The Fingerprint ReportsMay 2000

Crime Scene Evidence – Here is a record of our attempts at obtaining the crime scene evidence from the State of Alabama.  We are being stonewalled.


Report on Gun Powder Residue by Dr. Boris deKorczakNov. 3, 1999

Alabama Allows Courts to Frame an Innocent ManJuly 2, 1999


Motion to the Court while in the hole June 28, 1998 (as of September 13, 2001 no response)

This supplement is being written from a punitive isolation cell at Holman Prison. Actually, a 5ft. x 8ft. concrete oven they call a cell. Isolation is because of a published article written by Petitioner (enclosed) to expose the human rights abuses and atrocities committed by prison officials with the blessings of the government of the State of Alabama, including but not limited to, the State Attorney General, as well as the sitting Governor, who openly stated to the public that the Bill of Rights does not apply to Alabama (ref: June 7, 1998, NYTimes, EDITORIAL OBSERVER, The Politics of Embarrassment in Alabama, By HOWELL RAINES). I find redress to any Gestapo rogue government and its agents complete a fruitless endeavor and ask this Honorable Court for relief from these many long years of political persecutions.

I find redress to any Gestapo rogue government and its agents complete a fruitless endeavor and ask this Honorable Court for relief from these many long years of political persecutions. Entire Motion Here

Affidavit/Declaration August 14, 1998 (As of September 13, 2001 no response)

I think it is without question by all parties in these proceedings that the U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of this land and that this supreme law binds all these states together as one, as agreed upon by each and every individual state..." Entire Article Here


Patrick Swiney Case in 1997

Evaluation of Patrick Swiney's Case 1997


CUADP Prisoner Profile on Patrick SwineyJune 12, 1989

PATRICK SWINEY WAS convicted of capital murder [LWOP] in Shelby County, Alabama, on June 12, 1989, for the murder of his wife and her ex-husband while they were in the act of adultery. Patrick was unconscious during the shootings, citing a blow to the head with a baseball bat. Police refused physical examination to verify blow to the head. DA destroyed DNA evidence of adultery. Forensic reports indicate no gun power residue or blood on Patrick's skin or clothing. Alabama courts refused to examine the merits of this case. More Here

Lack of Due Process of Law - Beck v. Alabama Beck v. Alabama, 447 U.S. 625 (1980), when the trial court refused to instruct the jury on the lesser included offense of first-degree manslaughter.

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In Patrick's case, there is one brief [as though passing] mention of "any other charge." This passing mention does not fit the criteria of Beck. See excerpts attached which demonstrate Patrick's trial court's lack of due process of law.

About Patrick Swiney

Howling Poem

Favorite Poem

Offer from the Alabama Dept of Corrections — This offer may allow Patrick Swiney to seek Asylum in a foreign Country

Reality Check

Rick Jackson Letter1-20-99 — Final comment from Rick Jackson (former webmaster appointed by draft! :-) ): Just the other day, I received a beautiful note from Patrick, and I know he wouldn't mind if I reproduce it here for all of you to see. It shows you the heart of a man I'm proud to call "One Good Cop!"

Letter from Nancy Monzo January 2000

Letter from Odelle Swiney January 2000

Letter from Sabine January 2000

Letter from Bull Carter January 2000

Letter from Frank Standifer January 2000

Letter from Gale Ahren January 2000

Letter from Joe Hamby January 2000

Letter from Betty Dupre - January 2000

Letter from Dan Swiney - January 2000

Letter from Robbie Carter - January 2000

Articles By Patrick Swiney

Too Late To Debate???

Message to Europe

Winds Article on Concentration Camps in America "Americans Surpass Nazis in National Fraud" — The Public Television documentary also revealed the horrors of human medical experimentation of new drugs and surgical procedures in Nazi prisons. This may well have been speaking of our own culture.

Letter to Judge RochesterMay 1997 — This letter was written before the forensic evidence of actual innocence was found [10 years after the trial was over].

Silence Screams for JusticeDec. 28, 1998 — Letter to Don Siegleman immediately after he became Governor. Patrick had high hopes about Governor Siegleman then. Today [June 2001], we all know better...

Mercedes Benz in AlabamaJune 1999

Patrick's Correspondence With Key PressJuly 1999

Letter to Assistant Attorney General USDOJJuly 4, 1999 — No man is above the law.

Letter to Florida Justice InstituteAug. 1999

Report to United Nations High Commission for Human RightsOct. 24, 1999

No Justice in the US - UN High Commission for Human RightsMar. 13, 2000

Legal Docs confiscated - UN High Commission for Human RightsMar. 20, 2000

Governor rejects certified/registered envelopeMarch 20, 2000

Letter to Birmingham NewsMay 18, 2001

Letter to Judge William A. Shashy5/25/01 — Here is Patrick's letter to the 11th Circuit Court Judge regarding Alabama's prison overcrowding crisis It is written with such passion for Justice, it is a must read

Letter to Prime Minister of Norway5/28/01 — Here is Patrick's letter asking for political asylum.  Our requests for Justice and Freedom, anywhere in the world, have continued for the past 5 years.  Perhaps Norway will respond favorably.  At least Norway's eyes are more open than the U.S.  "The eyes of truth are always watching...."

Letter to Poland - June 17, 2001

Articles By Sherry Swiney

An Observable Truth

Letter to US News & World ReportJuly 1998

Letter to District AttorneyOct. 1998

Understanding the Difficulty in Getting Fair Media CoverageJuly 1998

John Swinton, former Chief of Staff of the most powerful and prestigious newspaper on earth, The New York Times, when asked to give a toast to the "free press" at the New York Press Club stated: "We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes. Read More Here

The Case of Patrick SwineyMar. 1999

Don't Show Anger in the CourtsJune 1999

Report on Prison AbuseJuly 1999

Epilogue United Nations High Commission for Human RightsOct. 31, 1999

Letter to Attorneys for Petitioner Appellant Dec. 29, 1999

Letter to Swedish Immigration BoardSeptember 9, 2000

Report on Prison AbuseDec. 2000

FOIA Request – 18th Judicial Circuit – May 19, 2000 (Shelby County, AL) – as of June 24, 2001 no response

FOIA Request – 18th Judicial Circuit – September 24, 2000 (Shelby County, AL) – as of June 24, 2001 no response