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Replied By: freedomgates on Sep 17, 2014, 12:25PM
Hello Everyone! Hello Dr. Phil,

I am new to this website/blog format, I looked for a section that I could fit in and found "NONE"...

Here is why:

I am a Mother of a daughter who is now in prison, for a crime she did not commit! . I know we here that a lot from families and inmates, "I am Innocent", but she is, let me explain the best I can:

Our daughter is one of the "The California 12" innocent clients of the California Innocent Project, in San Diego, CA. She is not the only client as you see here, there are 11 other innocent men and women, who have been falsly accused of serious crimes they clearly did not commit. We  see it almost every week about people who have been in prison for years, 30 years unbelievable that this can happen in our own America, our US of America, not a third world country, but here in the US.

Our daughter's story is on the California Innocence Project's Website, there you will find the "12" stories of 5 women and 7 men who have been in prison for many years but are innocent, just like our "Daughter".

It is the worst of nightmares you could possibly imagine, except losing a child in death has got to be the worst, our daughter is alive and well, even in prison, she stays strong and optimsistic that the "IP"(innocence project) will get to the truth, so far courts are our mountains to cross, they simply do not want to re-do a case and say "They made a mistake". Someone in the court system, those who sit in Congress, and or those seats in our justice system must fix these mistakes, fix the problems that has put 12 innocent people in prison, these 12 I know, I have talked to most of the families through letters, emails and our "Rallies" we have been having in  Sacramento, Ca, San Diego and know I believe we are going to our next rally in Los Angeles, and we will do one in San Diego. The CIP's attorney's did a rally march, and they themselves walked 714 miles from San Diego, Ca to Sacramento! their journey's are video taped and logged on their website(it was amazing that these 4 attorney's of the CIP Clinical Law School walked on their own and hand carried the "12 petitions" for our California Governor Brown's attention, for "Clemency.....

These cases the CIP literally looked into and found many flaws and found them to be factually innocent of their crimes, including our daughter's.

We hope to be on the Dr. Phil's Show to spread the word of "Wrongful Convictions" of innocent people and get Congress, Senators and legislators to action and fix these errors of justice.

The nightmare continues everyday, because their are real perpetrators out there who went free in our daughter's case while she is paying the ultimate price, she is doing their sentence for them.

People, it can happen to you, in a moment you are free citizen and the next you are arrested and tried and convicted all in one breathe of a moment, it's over, you are now in prison, taken from your children, your family and your freedom, who will help you now!

Please support my cause, no innocent person belongs in any prison!!!!

Mother of Kimberly Long

The California 12
Replied By: shortylock on Sep 12, 2014, 10:37PM
hello I'm Tina I'm not new here I had a profile here for a long time just rejoined the site. i'm 42 Hubby's name is Richard he is 44. we have been married 16 years no kids but you will see on my profile we are planing to adopt and foster. We are taking the class now. we are very excited about adopting and fostering. I am also looking for friends and lots of support on here. I am sure I will need all the friends and advice and support as time goes on. I have started the family scrapbook. I'll try and add pics of what we have done so far. right now I'm getting tired and waiting on Rich to text me from work and then I'm going too bed. I hope we pass the class and then we can move onto the next step. and if anyone would like to add me as a friend? Please do so and a little message about yourself. Thank you for taking time to read my message here. Hope you have a really nice and happy weekend. bye for now Tina/Shorty 
Replied By: xiang_jiao on Sep 11, 2014, 12:30AM
I just joined up tonight and had posted a reply to a comment on todays show.

My comment vanished and did not shown up when I hit "submit". When I go to my user profile it is showing I have 0 comments written.

My question is, do new member posts get stuck in a queue and have to be approved before they will appear? Or did I ...dun goof up
Replied By: DrPhilBoard1 on Sep 1, 2014, 2:23PM - In reply to lieske

Hi! To change your user name, please send an e-mail to Technical Help and they'll be happy to assist you.

Replied By: lieske on Sep 1, 2014, 1:19PM
Hey! Could You tell Me How To Change My Username? Also, I Commented On Someone's Story and It Didn't Show.. Does It Take Some Time? Or Is It Just Because Of my Crappy Phone, like this Automatic Capital Letter Thing?


Thank You!
Replied By: aprilbaby8555 on Aug 27, 2014, 10:24PM
I don't know what to do!!! My mom continues to hate me and tell me it's my fault I was born. My father was ran over by a cop when I was 5 years old and my mom kicked me and my twin brother out on the streets. My mom was very physically, mentally, and emotional abusive to me as a child an even now. I have been in and out of foster home after foster home. I am now 28 have a son that she has nothing to do with. I battle my self every single day in my hea on why did my mom have me if she was going to treat me like this. I got my dad out of the nursing home and last year the day after Thanksgiving he passed away due to an infection hes had for years that cause him to get pnuemonia over night in both lungs and he didn't make it. The doctors said he could have had cancer, aids, or hep. C and it took his body over. What makes me so sad is that I had him checked for colon and stomach cancer 9 months before he passed away and both came back negative. My mom laughed at me and called me all kinds of bad names when my dad died. She said she was glad he died. Also I never knew my family for 28 years of my life and I found paperwork in a picture frame I had for 4 years. I asked my family if they had ever talked to my mom they said yeah about every 3 months and they said and you know the craziest thing is that she never brought up to them she had twins. I have asked my mom for my whole life do you know who my family is she would just cuss me out and tell me as far as I am concerned you have no family. I have been diagnosed with post traumatic stress syndrome, depression, and anxiety disorder. I have been batteling myself in my head for years asking why me. Not to mention when I was in labor this lady that I call grandma even though she is not blood related to me she might as well be offered to give my mom a ride to the hospital saying your daught is in the hospital having a beautiful baby boy do you want to ride with me to the hospital..... My mom replied by cussing saying That's not my daughter and that's not my grandson I refuse to go. My twin brother is in prison because of the life we have lived and he even gets mad at me because I have never been in trouble with the law and he tells me sis how come you never get in trouble and we have both lived the same life. I tell him because I like my freedom and I have a son to worry about. I really just really would like to know why my mom has put me through this hell and she continues to do so.
Replied By: sueplantin on Aug 23, 2014, 12:09PM
I have been trying to contact Dr. Phil for months. I eamiled everyday for over a month about my daughter.  my 13 yer old N son  even emailed about his sister.  I am desperate for his help because i believe it is the only way icacn help her.  He is one of the few people whose opinion she respects and trusts.  I have tried everything...i am lost and so worried.  I cant eat I cant consumes my every thought...My personal email is  Pleae help me to save my daughter!!!!!!!!!!
Replied By: sueplantin on Aug 23, 2014, 12:03PM - In reply to maggieliz2
I too have tried contacting the show.  I emailed every day for over a month.  I am desperate to find help for my 19 year old daughter.  If anyone can help me to contact them I would realy appreciate it.  I will do anything to help her and i am running out of tijme.  I dont know what else to do...I felt sure they would respond or atleast email me after they read my emails.  I am so worried and scared and at this point i am grasping at straws.  Everything i have tried has failed and my contacting Dr. Phil is my last hope because she grew up watching him and respects him.  My son even emailed and he is 13.  We are so afraid for her.  I cant eat I cant sleep.  It consumes my every thought.  PLEASE HELP!!!

My private email is

Thank you.
Replied By: wtfhappened2me on Aug 22, 2014, 2:13PM
I live in Pennsylvania and am 38 yo...    So is it better to stay in a marriage of 22 years with no love, communication, or support,  being unhappy every day or to divorce ....        I ask God all the time but he remains silent...  even though i try to hide my unhappiness and tears, everyone feels it...   We moved 7 years ago out of the city to the suburbs, mainly for our children. Their education and safety is much better here. But it also cut off  adult  communication I had, outta sight, outta mind....  True!!   I lost my dad and then my gram, dad then mom in like a 5 year span..   I became addicted to pills and lost my RN...  I drank and got a DUI ...   Depression sucks and I less you experience it....  Don't judge it..   I got help from my doctor and haven't used again..   I was so embarrassed of becoming the person I looked down on...  Karma I guess...  I started in a program to get my license back, and things were looking up. I should of known better...  My family, friends, and I went camping for the forth of July..  I went to go wash some muddy clothes and got a call that almost ended me...   My husband took my best friend on a dunebuggie ride, over turned it and broke her back...  I had to be with her, I was soooo upset... Why did this happen? she was 1 of the only 2 friends i had... so when was due back to the program I  couldn't leave her...  The guilt was overwhelming...  I guess they hear bs stories all the time and just took it as I quit...   Who listens to people "like" me?   No one....   So I gave up.. Then came the law suit! My husband said she lied and made things up... So now    I couldn't talk to my husband, he was tired of my tears and sadness...   So I learned to keep it in...   As I became more isolated and put all my focus in our children, he began to change...   He now knew I had no one and no where to go...  It slowly escalated...  I was the frog in the pot...   I have no access to money. The house, car,and  business were "his"...   None of it really bothered me until he started using the kids...  Telling me he can get a good lawyer and they'll give him all the rights because I won't even have a home...   I can't argue with that..   It's true. I've been a stay at home mom for 7 years and who would hirer me? How long would it take for me to get established again? Starting at zero... 
Replied By: masanchez45 on Aug 17, 2014, 10:29PM
I was looking at youtube and I came across a cover artist named Sabrina Vaz  she is beautiful but her language and her videos are vary questionable, it makes me sad to see that her parents are ok with this and encouraging this, so anyone let me know wht you think
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