Justice and Freedom for Brendan Dassey



"Every day, he looks forward to receiving mail and spends his time writing back to some of his new friends

- Steven Drizin


"They write to him, send him cards on holidays and his birthday, send money to his canteen account, etc."

-Steven Drizin


"Your support allows us to continue Brendan Dassey’s fight.....& other young people who were wrongfully convicted because of false confessions"

-Laura Nirider


"I was a third year law student when Brendan Dassey's case came to our clinic and it changed my life"

- Laura Nirider


December 26, 2019

Governor Tony Evers

115 East

State Capitol

Madison, WI 53702

Dear Governor Evers,

On December 20, 2019, the Wisconsin Pardon Advisory Board denied Brendan Dassey’s clemency petition, divesting Mr. Dassey of Wisconsin’s gilded tradition of clemency. We are a unified collective of citizens and advocates who respectfully request that you reconsider this seemingly cursory decision.

In the spirit of Wisconsin’s greatest reformer and prog...

November 14, 2019

Gov. Tony Evers issued another round of pardons over the weekend. Missing among the list of those pardoned — Brendan Dassey

Dassey, a subject of the Netflix series “Making a Murderer,” confessed that he and his uncle, Steven Avery, raped and murdered the photographer Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County in 2005. Dassey was then 16 years old. He and Avery were convicted in 2007 and have been serving life sentences since.

Dassey’s l...

November 9, 2019

Transcription of interview. Lake Effect's Joy Powers speaking with Seth Waxman, former Solicitor General for the U.S. and a member of Brendan Dassey's legal team -  WUWM Milwaukee's NPR - Milwaukee Public Media is a service of UW-Milwaukee's College of Letters & Science.

JP: "Thanks for tuning into today I’m Joy Powers, in 2015 the documentary series Making a Murderer reached millions of viewers around the world....

October 13, 2019

"It's such an injustice" says Dr. Richard Leo a Professor of Law and Psychology at the University of San Francisco. "I know it is easy for us to forget the horrors of his prison life, it’s got to be awful specially for someone like Brendan."

Dr. Richard Leo is a world leading expert on police interrogation practices, false confessions, the impact of Miranda, psychological coercion and the wrongful conviction of the innocent. A...

August 18, 2019

This is a transposition of the official report filed by Special Agent Fassbender and Lewis dated February 27th 2006.

On Monday, February 27th, 2006, at approximately 10.50 pm S/A Thomas J. Fassbender and S/A Steven P. Lewis went to Fox Hills Resort in Mishicot where they met with Barbara Janda and Brendan Dassey, who were staying in a room at the resort. Barb met with the special agents at one of the entrance doors and escorted...

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