Daniel Smith | February Update

February 8, 2017

MOVEMENT: ALBEIT SLOW ~ Last Update in January two road blocks prevented Daniel’s appeal from going forward: The Appeal was on hold because (1) the Appelate court had refused to respond to a simple request by Daniel’s Attorney; and (2) instead granted the Prosecution an-unlimited-extension-of time to respond to Daniel’s Appeal.

turtle clock

Today, Feb. 8, 2017, Daniel has been wrongly jailed for 623 days.

Finally with turtle-like speed the Appelate court (1) has answered Daniel’s attorney’s simple request and has now allowed him to file the enlarged Appeal Brief on or before March 6, 2017.
Note: Daniel’s Attorney can...and likely will...file it in February...trying to expedite the turtle pace.

Once the Appeal Brief is filed, then the Government has 30 days to file their Answer to Daniel’s Brief. In other words - the Prosecutor must file his argument against Daniel’s appeal brief on or before April 6, 2017.
Note: If Daniel’s brief was filed early...then the Government’s 30 day response time is moved up accordingly.

Whatever the date turns out to be that the Government posts their argument against Daniel - then Daniel’s attorney has 14 additional days to rebut the Government’s argument.

Then the Appellate Court can decide to speedily approve or deny the appeal; or they can sit on their hands for as long as they want. Please pray for the former. Their eventual response may result in any one of a variety of outcomes: viz., Overturn the Conviction; Deny the Appeal; Order a New Trial; etc. Not being an attorney and having seen more twists and turns than the Indianapolis 500 nothing would surprise me as this process continues. But, for you readers, I am simply trying to make some semblance of order out of this helter-skelter-like injustice.

BACK AT SEATAC Federal Detention Center, Some GOOD NEWS. Daniel’s good behavior has earned him some perks: A 14-hour furlough spent with Karis in the greater Seattle area; a new position as a chaufer for other inmates or whomever the Prison assigns him. He gets to transport the person to verious places such as the Train or Bus Depot, Airport, etc. He is one of only 2 such inmates allowed to do this. What an honor! He is able to taste freedom each trip until he returns to SeaTac Prison. I tribute these good events to the earnest petitions of you outstanding supporters. Thank you for your continuing support.

UPDATED: How to mail a book(s) to Daniel: Some of you have sent Daniel a book only to have it rejected by the Prison and returned to you. Here is an improved way to succeed: (1) It must be a paperback (no hardcovers) and (2) It is best if sent by Amazon or another large book store - - most importantly (3) use the exact shipping info below for the shipping information:

(NAME LINE) Louis Daniel Smith, 74882-065, Unit EA
(ADDRESS LINE 1) PO BOX 13900 (Address line)
(CITY) SEATTLE, WA 98198-1090
(COUNTRY) United States

GRIEF BEYOND REPAIR - Daniel’s Heart-Throbbing Loneliness

Daniel is so lonely and wants to hug his daughter, squeeze his wife and spend unforgettable moments togther with his loved ones but only the wind hears his plaintive cry:

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YOU DESERVE A HEAT-FELT HUG for your faithfulness in meeting Daniel & his family’s needs month after month.

Your sacrificial giving has provided Daniel’s commisary needs, allowed him to make phone calls, send emails, and mail brief letters, and make monthly payments on his gigantic fine. Even more you’ve made it possible to supply his family with their household needs: rent, groceries, transportation, insurance, clothing, etc. And more: your thoughtfulness has paid for buying paper and printing copies of his voluminous legal documents, and the postage to send him these documents, reference materials and more. Thank you for standing by Daniel for all this time ... 623 days and counting.

Any assistance can best be sent through PayPal’s Send Money. When it asks for the email to which your thoughtfulness is to be sent, simply type (copy & paste does not work).. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ~ ~ or click the donate button below:

If you wish to snail mail your donation send to:
Larry Smith
9208 NE Highway 99, Suite 107-165,
Vancouver, WA 98665-8986.

Please Note:  It is not possible for Daniel to have his own bank account while in prison ~ that's why, I his father, receive it for him. To be deposited for Daniel's and his family's use it needs to be made out to Larry Smith.

In Sincere Appreciation


Larry Smith ~ Daniel’s Father

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