COUNT TIME! The Life and Times of Patricia Prewitt.

COUNT TIME! The Life and Times of Patricia Prewitt

A solo performance by Elizabeth Ann Townsend – Awarded Best Production in the 2016 St. Lou Fringe Festival. (Note – today’s broadcast is of an edited version of the play to fit JoJR’s time constraints.)

In the early morning hours of February 18, 1984, Patty Prewitt was dragged from her bed where she had been sleeping soundly next to her husband, Bill. The intruder shot Bill Prewitt twice then sexually assaulted Patty. Two days later Patty was arrested and later wrongfully convicted of his murder. Patty has been in prison since 1986, sentenced to a minimum of 50 years for a crime she did not commit. Patty will not be eligible for parole until 2036.

Ms. Townsend wrote and performs COUNT TIME! with the intent to raise public awareness of the injustice done to Patty and her family for more than 33 years. Please call Governor Mike Parson’s office (573) 751-3222. Ask him to release Patty Prewitt. Your voice counts!

Ms. Townsend will perform the full live version of COUNT TIME! The Life and Times of Patricia Prewitt on June 21st at 7:30 in St. Louis at the Center for Spiritual Living. After the solo performance, guest speakers will share their perspective on Ms. Prewitt’s plight. For more information, go to https://cslstlouis.org/ or contact Ms. Townsend directly at townsend.elizabethann@gmail.com

Elizabeth Ann Townsend has performed in New York City on stage, television, film and in regional theatres across the country. She appeared on The Sopranos and Law & Order and many national commercials. She received Best Supporting Actress awards from the St. Louis Theatre Critics Circle and from the Houston Press. She wrote and continues to perform her one-woman performance piece: COUNT TIME! The Life and Times of Patricia Prewitt which won the Fringemeister Award for best production in the 2016 St. Lou Fringe Festival.

Website – https://elizabethanntownsend.com/count-time/

The JoJR Calendar for the week of June 17th

Survivors Unite is uniting families who have lost a loved one to violent crime. They understand that grief is experienced in different stages and help families heal and learn to properly release their emotions. Survivors United meets every third Monday of the month and will meet Monday June 17th, 7pm at Margaret’s Place, 7217 Troost, KCMO.
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The Kansas City Chapter of Missouri Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants will have their monthly meeting Monday, June 17th 6:30pm at the Chestnut Avenue Family Resource Center, 3811 Chestnut Ave, KCMO. MO CURE advocates for the human rights of prisoners in Missouri prisons and jails as well as those who have returned to society, by lobbying state and local government, direct contact with corrections officials and a quarterly newsletter sent to supporters and prisoners.
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The KC chapter of Mothers in Charge, Healing Support Group will be meeting Thursday, June 20th from 5-7 PM at the KC Police Department Crime Lab, 2645 Brooklyn, KCMO. This group is for people who have lost loved ones to murder and violence. The first hour will be sharing of experiences and in the second hour therapists and others who can who can help navigate the emotional and legal terrain will be available. For more information you can find them on the web at www.kcmothersincharge.org or call them at 816-912-2601.
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The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls is sponsoring a postcard campaign to all 50 Governors urging them to use their clemency power to release women incarcerated in their state who are elderly, criminalized survivors of violence, enduring sentences of more than 10 years, and/or living with long-term or life-threatening illnesses, and all girls incarcerated in juvenile detention centers. If you would like to find out more about this campaign and how you can send postcards to the Governor of your state.
The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls is sponsoring a postcard campaign to all 50 Governors urging them to use their clemency power to release women incarcerated in their state who are elderly, criminalized survivors of violence, enduring sentences of more than 10 years, and/or living with long-term or life-threatening illnesses, and all girls incarcerated in juvenile detention centers. If you would like to find out more about this campaign and how you can send postcards to the Governor of your state.

National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls
Website – https://www.nationalcouncil.us/

Sample Script –

Dear Governor [ ], I urge you to use your clemency power to release women incarcerated in our state who are elderly, criminalized survivors of violence, enduring sentences of more than 10 years, and/or living with long-term or life-threatening illnesses, and all girls incarcerated in juvenile detention centers. Meaningful criminal justice reform must include clemency. #FreeHer.

Info for postcards to Governor –
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf5XY2QZoybVTxndgDjebzBl-HlbhKEgMvwDE2BV0aN5RjWkQ/viewform

Send postcards to –
Office of Governor Michael L. Parson
P.O. Box 720
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573) 751-3222
Fax: (573) 751-1495

Send postcards to Governor of Kansas –

Office of Governor Laura Kelly
Capitol, 300 SW 10th Ave., Ste. 241S
Topeka, KS 66612-1590

Toll Free: 877-KSWORKS (877-579-6757)
Local: 785-296-3232