Michael and mom
This site is dedicated to justice for Michael Silas, who was wrongly convicted, sentenced and has been serving over 30 years.
On May 14, 1991, I Michael Silas was falsely imprisoned along with 2 other males accused of a crime without fair due justice. At a time when my legal representation arrived at a fork in the road between my future and a long awaited career opportunity, I also faced my motion being denied due to false witnesses even after they later publicly recanted their story of their own will. Being locked up at 19, I am now 49 years old...the other defendant has since been released as of 2014 and conclusively admitted to solely committing the crime (with a an affidavit statement).
After many motions and appeals being denied prior to this, I've decided to focus my time and energy in continuing to grow as a man of patience and wisdom. This process has been challenging for me - however I believe that truth prevails no matter how blind justice may or may not be. Love and hope both conquer all.
This site is represents my advocacy and voice as I wish to see my family and friends once again someday. I am a son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and leader who despite my circumstances and the ill-timing of the past, wishes to be treated equally and fairly upon my hearing and the presentation of new evidence in the court of law.
Follow my case from 1991 to the present to see what occurred when.
My loved ones await my justice and believe in the truth and its process in the system to find things in my favor.
Other Ways to Support
As we seek justice any form of encouragement or support is welcome. Donations and letters are a good start.
Michael's application for clemency;
Check back for more news and updates in real time as we work to see justice in his favor.