14 episodes

Since his final state appeal at the end of last season, a stellar team of attorneys has assembled around Jarvis Masters, pledging to represent his death penalty case at the federal level. We will follow his riveting case and meet some of those experts as they work to help Jarvis find freedom after over forty years of incarceration. And we will dig deeper into facets of Jarvis’s life as well as the deeply flawed criminal justice system.
If you’d like to support Jarvis Masters’s cause, please considering signing a petition on his behalf at www.freejarvis.org

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    • 3.9 • 246 Ratings

Since his final state appeal at the end of last season, a stellar team of attorneys has assembled around Jarvis Masters, pledging to represent his death penalty case at the federal level. We will follow his riveting case and meet some of those experts as they work to help Jarvis find freedom after over forty years of incarceration. And we will dig deeper into facets of Jarvis’s life as well as the deeply flawed criminal justice system.
If you’d like to support Jarvis Masters’s cause, please considering signing a petition on his behalf at www.freejarvis.org

    Last Best Chance

    Last Best Chance

    He’s filed for appeal in the federal courts. What does that mean for Jarvis and the next steps in his pursuit to find justice? Hear from the experts and learn what awaits him on the horizon. Jarvis has requested that we dedicate this season of “Dear Governor,” to the late Michael Satris, who devoted his life to criminal justice reform and sat as second chair at Jarvis’s defense trial in the 80’s.

    If you’d like to support Jarvis Masters’s cause, please considering signing a petition on his behalf at www.freejarvis.org 
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    • 30 min
    Season 2 Trailer

    Season 2 Trailer

    Since his final state appeal at the end of last season, a stellar team of attorneys has assembled around Jarvis Masters, pledging to represent his death penalty case at federal level. We will follow his riveting case and meet some of those experts as they work to help Jarvis find freedom after over forty years of incarceration. And we will dig deeper into facets of Jarvis’s life as well as the deeply flawed criminal justice system. 

    If you’d like to support Jarvis Masters’s cause, please considering signing a petition on his behalf at www.freejarvis.org 
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 2 min
    Bonus Episode – Covid Meets Incompetence

    Bonus Episode – Covid Meets Incompetence

    Due to the coronavirus, all phone communications in and out of San Quentin have been cut off. Like a wildfire, covid-19 has devastated the prison. The last we heard from Jarvis Masters he had been ravaged by the virus. It is unconscionable that family members and friends have no idea how their loved ones are faring on the inside. Dear Governor Newsom, Jarvis has a solution. On behalf of Jarvis, Actor Dion Graham voices his plea.
    Last week Shambhala Publications released Jarvis’s latest autobiographical book, FINDING FREEDOM: HOW DEATH ROW BROKE AND OPENED MY HEART. Also available at Audible.
     
    Jarvis’s op-ed, “Letting prisoners use cellphones makes sense – now more than ever.”
     
    Theme song SENTENCED, is complements of the band Stick Figure, from their album “Set In Stone.”
     
    Have a question for Jarvis that you’d like to hear him answer on the podcast, please leave a message on our hotline: 201-903-3575 or, AskJarvisMasters@Gmail.com
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    • 26 min
    Sentenced to Death, Again

    Sentenced to Death, Again

    This verdict is in. And despite all of the compelling new evidence that bolsters Jarvis’s innocence, the California Supreme Court chose confirm his death sentence. You will hear Jarvis’s reaction to the courts decision, and what this means for the future of his life. The vast majority of the legal insights into Jarvis’s substantial claims of innocence were published in the article: “Unrequited Innocence in U.S. Capital Cases: Unintended Consequences of the Fourth Kind” by Rob Warden and John Seasly

    The late Geronimo Pratt was imprisoned at San Quentin for 27 years for a murder he did not commit and awarded 4.5 Million Dollars from federal and local governments as settlement in a wrongful-imprisonment suit. While at San Quentin, he befriended Jarvis. 
    Hear him bearing witness to his young friend, at the launch party for Jarvis’s first book, “Finding Freedom, Writings from Death Row.”

    Theme song SENTENCED, is complements of the band Stick Figure, from their album “Set In Stone.”

    Have a question for Jarvis that you’d like to hear him answer on the podcast, please leave a message on our hotline: 201-903-3575 or, AskJarvisMasters@Gmail.com
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    • 37 min
    Sentenced to Death

    Sentenced to Death

    Jarvis was charged with the conspiracy to commit murder back in 1985, and was sentenced to death in June of 1990. Find out why Jarvis, who never stabbed the corrections officer was sentenced to death, while two others involved in the murder, for whom there was much more damning evidence, were sentenced to life without parole. Hear about his case, and learn about the notorious prison snitches who testified on behalf of the state to implicate Jarvis to the murder.

    Hear Jarvis’s haunting a PEN Award winning poem, “Recipe for Prison Pruno,” which intertwines his death sentence with his now famous recipe for prison hooch.

    Theme song SENTENCED, is complements of the band Stick Figure, from their album “Set In Stone.”
    Have a question for Jarvis that you’d like to hear him answer on the podcast, please leave a message on our hotline: 201-903-3575 or, AskJarvisMasters@Gmail.com
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 31 min
    Bloody Murder

    Bloody Murder

    In this episode we will hear details of the bloody murder of a corrections officer, the crime that landed Jarvis Masters on death row. You will hear Jarvis’s recollections of that fated night, along with the memories of the Head Warden who was in charge, and one of the attorneys that represented Jarvis at the murder trial in the late 1980’s. You will also learn the mind-blowing way in which Jarvis first learned that he was implicated in the conspiracy to commit murder.

    Meet Michael Satris, a defense attorney that sat second chair on Jarvis’s murder trial and believes it a travesty that Jarvis is still in prison, much less on death row.

    Theme song SENTENCED, is complements of the band Stick Figure, from their album “Set In Stone.”

    Have a question for Jarvis that you’d like to hear him answer on the podcast, please leave a message on our hotline: 201-903-3575 or, AskJarvisMasters@Gmail.com
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
246 Ratings

246 Ratings

simoneka1977 ,

Come together for OUR PEOPLE

This is an outstanding podcast but more importantly a chance for all of us to come together and help! May God bless & the wrongs made right! PRAYING FOR JARVIS!!! TELL US WHAT ELSE WE CAN DO NOW!

breadnroses ,

A must-listen, I can’t recommend enough!

Jarvis Jay Masters has a harrowing and incredibly tragic story (that does not begin when he lands on death row for a crime he didn’t commit), but the way he rises above the incredibly unjust circumstances he faced — to teach love and compassion and to counsel both inmates and guards (not to mention actually stopping prison fights and attacks on guards!!) is inspiring in a way I truly cannot put into words. To hear these conversations with Jarvis — along with the words of many legal scholars/attorneys, activists, and the Buddhist community who is helping him to be exonerated after he has been incarcerated for more than 30 YEARS — is incredibly informative and moving and important. I cannot recommend this one enough; they did an amazing job and I practically listened to the entire thing one sitting!!

loomasauris ,

Amazing!

This is an amazing podcast! Read the book the Buddhist on dear row !

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