Daniel Smith | March Update

March 11, 2017

See Personal Message From Daniel below.

The 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals finally dropped their two legal road blocks and permitted Daniel’s attorney to file the huge appeal (hundreds of pages). He filed it on Feb. 14, 2017.

The Court ordered the Prosecutor (Government) to file their answer to Daniel’s appeal by March 14, 2017. BUT the Prosecutor begged for more time and the Court granted them until May 1st. Once the Government files against Daniel’s Appeal on May 1, 2017 then Daniel’s Attorney has until May 15 for any response.

So, focusing ahead to mid-May, the $64,000 Question is Will the appeal be decided shortly after May 15th? YES OR NO?
Well ~ 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.

Today, March 11, 2017, Daniel has been wrongly jailed for 654 days.

Daniel has been deliriously feverish for more than a week...mostly stayed in bed. One person wrote asking: "How he can be so sick ~ isn’t he taking his MMS?" Inmates can NOT take MMS or any non-approved item. The Bureau of Prisons strictly enforces this prohibition.

Now that he is well Daniel continues to work as a chaufer for other inmates or whomever the Prison assigns him. He gets to transport the person to verious places such as medical appointments, to 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. Sadness of a jailed lonely man who pleads "Please don't forget me, because the possibility of that hurts more than being in this prison."


"Dear Friends and Family

This is Daniel Smith. I’m writing from federal prison where I will have been now for two years this coming May. I wanted to write to express my gratitude for all your continued support along this journey, without which I may have given in to much despair. This time has been exceedingly good for me, and I am eternally grateful to have had so many friends along the way; all your postcards, letters, books, photos, encouraging words... continue to bring me smiles, hope, and the reminder that I am not alone. Thank you!

Thank you also for your continued support of my family, especially Karis and Sabby. Your prayers and financial help have continued to bless and give them more hope than you can imagine. Sabby is now 12 years old and more than half her life has been over-shadowed by our struggle with the federal government. We are looking forward to a Grand Reprieve.

Speaking of Reprieve, if you haven’t already, please consider signing and sharing the petition to President Donald J. Trump to stay my sentence pending the outcome of my appeal. Mr. Trump has the authority to do so under the U.S. Constitution and this would return me home to my family while we await the appeals process. Here’s the Link:


A word about my appeal: The government has stated that it will file its response to our opening brief by May 1, 2017. However, we are informed that without either the facts or the law on their side, the Ninth Circuit will likely reverse. The appeal makes clear, for example, there was never even probable cause for an indictment to begin with, having failed to allege the essential elements necessary to comprise a single crime. It could take many months, however - possibly the remainder of this year - just for the Court to return its opinion.

Until then and after, I am exceedingly grateful for all your continued support. Special thanks to my father, Larry Smith who just had a Heart Defibrillator implanted, to Jim Humble, Mark Grenon, and you, my friends from all over the world who continue to believe and stand for truth in spite of unending adversity. Thank you all for your prayers, your signatures, for believing in me, and for never giving up.

Love and Light,

In addition to my Son please let me express my appreciation to each of you. You have given me the gift of encouragement and hope in a difficult time. I am so grateful for your support. Thanks for being there for Daniel and family.

How does a father of an innocent son get by his wrongful imprisonment? Reading uplifting quotes sure help. Like: be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire. (quoted from blogspot)

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 ... 654 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.

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. The Bureau of Prisons will not accept any packages including books from an individual, home, etc. The only way to succeed is:

(1) It must be a paperback (no hardcovers) and
(2) It must be sent by Amazon or another large book store
(3) It must be mailed by the United States Postal Service ~ never through Fed Ex, UPS or any other shipper- -
(4)  Most importantly when ordering 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

Daniel now has a personal email address. Write and request it and I’ll send it.

In Deep and Unending Thankfulness

Larry Smith

Daniel’s Father