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From Idea to Reality: The Evolution of Road to Justice
June 9, 2019
As Khali's family vigorously fought for his freedom, it was apparent so many other inmates and families needed support, guidance, and resources to get their stories out. Khali co-founded Road to Justice along with his sister Cheryl Pyatt-Carter who handled all of his advocacy work over the last 20 years. Not only has R2J been a voice for Khali's petition to come home but has become a support system for others navigating the Virginia justice system.
Khali Pyatt-Muhammad Pardon Update
Aug 5, 2021
Khali submitted a robust pardon package to the Virginia governors office in January 2021, with the support of his family and the advocacy group Fighting4Freedom. His pardon package outlined the many reasons he deserves a conditional pardon - reduction in his sentence. We will share any updates as they come in.
Back to School Drive
Our co-founder Khali organized a back to school drive to benefit the kids in the neighborhood where he grew up in Hampton, VA. He organized colleting donations from inmates, their families, organizations and the public, all while incarcerated. His heart for helping the youth consistently shows in his actions. His goa is to provide 100 book bags and supplies during his event on August 28 in Hampton, VA.
Holiday Hot Meals for the Homeless
November 23, 2021
Our organization hosted a hot meals for the homeless two-day event - November 21-22. With generous donations from our supporters, we were able to cook, healthy hot meals, package and deliver to the most vulnerable populations in Waldorf, MD and Washington, DC. This was an amazing opportunity to connect with the community. Stay tuned to more events!
Lawrence Stephens Pardon Granted
December 23, 2021
Written by: Lawrence Stephens
Its been along time coming, but WE DID IT!!!! My request for Conditional Pardon was granted by Governor Ralph Northam and I'll be coming home soon. I wish that I could take the credit for this amazing victory, but the truth is that a lot of people put in an enormous amount of time and hard work to help make this moment possible for me, and I just wanna take time to say thank you to my Road To Justice family for holding me down throughout this whole process. Cheryl, Khali, Universal, Jenn, and the whole R2J team welcomed me in at a time in my fight when I really needed a place and a platform to tell my story. I am forever grateful for the love and support that you've given me from day one and I will never forget you.
I also wanna send a special thanks to my friend and brother from another... Khali Pyatt. Man bro, we've been doing this thing together for over two decades now and it has been a honor and a pleasure to have experienced this victory with you. People don't know, but it is easy to lose hope when you come to prison as young as we did with the kind of sentences that we were given, and still with all odds against you, you have proven the unmeasurable heights a man can achieve behind these walls when you commit yourself to positive change. I encourage you to stay strong and continue to keep running in the direction of your blessing. It is not over for you my friend and I will continue to fight for you until you are home with your family and loved ones. That's on the city bro!! Thank you for always being my inspiration and motivation on days when I felt like giving up. Just know that I got you whenever, wherever, however my brother. I mean that!!
While we celebrate this win, we must keep in mind that the fight is not over. The mass incarceration of young black men and women in this country is a real thing and it is up to all of us to make sure that we are doing all that we can to collectively restore humanity and raise awareness about issues that continue to tear us apart as a community rather than help bring us together and keep us together. To see the change we have to first be the change.
If there is anyone who has ever doubted the power of miracles, I would just tell them to look at me. I thank you so much for your prayers and I will see you soon.
Honorable Lawrence Stephens
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