Valentino Dixon #91-B-1615 Attica Correctional Facility P.O. Box 149 Attica, New York 14011-0149
Valentino Dixon was nominated for an Emmy Award for his interview with Jimmy Roberts on the Golf Channel. Valentino has spent the last 24 years in Attica State Prison for a crime he did not commit. The person responsible for the crime confessed to police, clearing him but was never arrested. Six eyewitnesses from the prosecution witness list also cleared him. A critically wounded victim told police from his hospital bed that Valentino was innocent. None of these witnesses made it to trial, the prosecution did not call them, nor did Valentino's attorney. Al of the witnesses, the victim, the confessor were African-American and were dismissed as being not credible. Two of those witnesses have masters degrees with no prior criminal record. Valentino passed a polygraph, along with two witnesses that cleared him. When do authorities admit when they are wrong? Does Black lives really matter?
The jury foreman was interviewed by a local newspaper and told the reporter that he went to see the judge in private, after the verdict, as he believed hey made a mistake in convicting Valentino. The judge told the jury foreman: "Not to worry, to go home and sleep well." The first police officer on the scene was African-American. She filed numerous police reports, and was not called to testify. She told the same reporter that she was not called because she is truthful. (CLICK THE LINKS AND READ AND SEE THE INTERVIEWS)
A gifted artist, Valentino started drawing golf course scenes at the request of a former Attica Prison superintendent. Valentino has never golfed. He's African-American and has grown up poor. His talent at drawing golf course scenes caught he attention of Golf Digest magazine and led to an interview with the Golf Channel. The interview speaks for itself. You too, should ask yourself after watching this interviews: How is this possible in America? If not for racial discrimination and bias on the part of the police, prosecutors and the Judge, Valentino would not be sitting in Attica Prison after 24 years o wrongful conviction.
Because of politics and limitations in journalism, the Golf Channel, Golf Digest and local newspapers did not present the entire story. The jury foreman interview has never been publicized and many other important facts regarding this grave miscarriage of justice.