In April of 1971, Edward Poindexter and Mondo we Langa, formerly David Rice, were
sentenced to life in prison for the death of an Omaha police officer- a crime they did not
commit. The two were targeted by law enforcement and wrongfully convicted due to their
affiliation with the Black Panther Party, a civil rights and anti-fascist political group.
Nearly 50 years later, Ed is still in prison and maintains his innocence. He has earned several
college degrees, taught anti-violence classes to youth, authored screenplays, and more. His
last chance for freedom is to receive a commutation of sentence from the Nebraska Board of
Pardons. At age 75, he is at high risk for COVID related health complications. He must
receive an immediate and expedited commutation hearing from the Board.
Take Action Now
Write, email and call the Nebraska Board of Pardons. Request that they expedite Ed’s
application, schedule his hearing for the October 2020 meeting and commute his sentence.
Nebraska Board of Pardons
P.O. Box 95007
Lincoln, NE 68509
*please email a copy of your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Pardons Board:
I am writing in regards to Edward Poindexter, #27767, who has served nearly 50 years in
prison with exemplary behavior and many accomplishments. He is 75 years old and at
high risk for COVID-19 related medical complications, which have been amplified by the
increased COVID transmission rate among prisoners. I am therefore requesting that the
Board expedite Ed’s application, schedule his hearing for the October 2020 Board
meeting, and commute his sentence to length of time served.
Governor Pete Ricketts 402-471-2244
SoS Robert B. Evnen 402-471-2554
AG Doug Peterson 402-471-2683