Below is a letter received from my husband, Ramsey Muniz.
He is in good health and we remain steadfast in our
struggle to obtain his freedom. We thank our families,
friends, and supporters for their inspiration, love, and support.
We also extend our gratitude to Kiko Salazar and
Agusin C. Eichwald who will present a workshop on the
Ramsey Muniz case at the National Latino Congreso in
Los Angeles, California.
We ask all supporters to please forward the two attached
documents to your senators and congressmen asking that they
become involved in this humanitarian issue.
My Dearest Wife:
For the last several years I have had the ultimate
desire of sharing with my wife, family,
Hispanics/Latinos/Chicanos/Mexicanos, and the entire world
my non-acceptance of the sentence of imprisonment without
parole. It is actually a death sentence knowing that one is
to in prison without the constitutional right of obtaining
parole or freedom.
My constitutional rights were violated during trial,
but more importantly I am innocent of the crimes for which
I was charged. I am innocent today for the death sentence
bestowed upon my life. I will be innocent tomorrow. The
federal courts and overly zealous U.S. attorneys and others
will have to live with my innocence in the future and forever.
Every day and night I will struggle with all the spiritual
power within me to be a free man once again. I refuse to die
in the prisons of America knowing from the beginning that my
innocence would one day set me free.
In the next couple of months I will begin serving my
fourteenth year in this mode of darkness, sadness, and
loneliness. Almost two years ago I became gravely ill at the
Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary. I was taken to surgery at
a local hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, as I almost died.
My wife, Irma, was present during this entire ordeal. I shared
with her the power of enlightenment that came within my soul
during the days and nights that I fought to live — not
knowing whether or not I would survive. I know now that a
power greater than me and anyone else decided that I was to stay
alive and continue with the struggle of my freedom. It is my
destiny and in reality history will reflect that freedom —
the right to be free – has been a part of my life from the
I’m aware of the fact that many have decided to be
personal judge and jury regarding this unconstitutional
matter which has taken a toll of fourteen years of my life.
I pray for their souls, knowing deep in my heart that some do
not know what they do, while others DO know whey they make such
drastic and harsh judgements upon my life, having full
knowledge that I served various years in the torturous
conditions of solitary confinement, at times being in total
My wife, Irma, came with the strength,
courage, and power of love to bring life, light, and instill
the reason for me to stay alive during those times. There
is love and forgiveness in my heart for those who refuse to
assist with my freedom. I only ask them to step aside
and let us continue with our path toward reopening my case,
having me transferred back to Texas, and becoming a free man
To Irma, my family, and those close to my heart after
all these years of confinement, I promise that I will never
stop fighting to become free. I refuse to die in the prisons
We seek the support of every person and organization concerned
about humanity, and ask that they support our efforts to have me
transferred back to Texas. We were already in the process of
taking the necessary steps to prove my innocence once and for
all, but I was removed from my legal constitutional American
right to demonstrate that there is justice in the courts of
the United States.
Constitutional law is my passion. During my years at
Baylor Law School I received the highest grades in constitutional
law. Freedom is not free. One must struggle with his/her life
to prove the essence and existence of freedom.
“A life sentence without parole, in my case, is constitutionally
a death sentence.”