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Abdul - Hamead Awkal II

CCI #A267 328

P.O.Box 5500

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601


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January 5th 2021 

Petra, I'd like to edit the email of Jan. 5th, by rewriting it here below, so you can put it on the website.

Here it is:

The. same life of lockdown you are living it in Germany we are also living it in Ohio. But if the Governor of Ohio, and of every State, force the people to wear a mask like the way he is forcing inmates in prison to do so, the number of death will be cut down in half. Nevertheless, if an inmate refuse to wear a mask, he or she will be sent to the hole for 15-day.

A few days ago a death row inmate died from the virus. The. State used to tell us how many people have died from the virus in Chillicothe prison, but they stopped doing that. Now inmates have to ask around to see who has the virus and who had died from it. But the administration do test us everyday to see who has the virus.

I never tested positive for the the virus. and never let my guard down -- I' m always vigilant and wear the mask whenever I leave my cell.

In December of last year Ohio's Senate vote to abolish death penalty for severely mentally I'll inmates.

House Ball 136, sponsored by state Rep. Bret Hillyer (R., Uhlrichsville), now returns to the House of Representative, where a prior version passed last year by a 76-17 vote. In addition to applying to future cases, it would open a 1-year window for some already sitting on death row to ask judges to commute their death sentences to life in prison without parole.

Petra, when I was sentenced to death on July 6, 2012, I had given to my lawyer every document I have with me in here concerning my criminal case. I no longer have the name or the address of my judge. And I no longer communicate with my lawyers. So I'd like to ask you to send me the name and the address of my judge by copying them down for me from the confession letter I sent to you in 2012. Because I want to write a letter to my judge and ask him to commute my sentence to life in prison without parole. And I want to thank you for all the help you have and had done for me in helping to safe my life. I am very grateful to you.

Very best wishes to you and your family. Be careful out there.


Ohio scheduled his execution  June 6, 2012 - Stayed The Ohio Supreme Court indefinitely postponed the execution 

written 25th of July 2012


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December 25, 2011


November 24, 2011

Dear WWW audience;

In a couple of months from now, I will post on my website some documents pertaining to mental, verbal, and physical abuses that have been inflicted on me by Warden Terry Tibbals, his duties, and everyone works in his administration. Also the documents will show that the Central Office, of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, and one of the TV, media, have been involing in covering-up the abuses against me in order to prevent the matter from becoming public knowledge!!

Until then my friends, please stay tuned.


Awkal II


... stored, not published now. 


December 25, 2011


Dear friends, family and supporters;


For the last 10 years now, I have been searching for assistance from the outside world,

to expose the injustice I have been suffering at the hand of the state of Ohio. However,

I believe this search has been restricted by a number of individuals, including, but not

limited to my lawyers, prison Administrators, Central Office, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor

(Mr. Bill Mason), and the local television media.

Because my time is numbered, due to an impending execution date of June 6, 2012, I grew

I wish to express my most deepest apologies to anyone that I may have offended by this...

Because of my extreme sense of urgency involved in my impending execution date, I felt

I also felt it was important to communicate with the victim’s family (Ali Abdul-Aziz and

On January 5, 2011, I sent a kite to Mrs. Thorne asking what steps I need to take to initiate the

dialogue? And her reply was as follows:

NO! It is a victim initiation only - You can write an apology letter and send it to me-Mrs. Thorne.

Because I had no one to assist me, my lawyers do not communicate with me, and nor my family

Now that I have been blessed with someone willing and able to assist me in posting my

confession letter and allowing the world to know what really happened, I am very grateful.

In order for me to be fair and impartial, I will post on my website those profane

In about a month I plan on posting several items for the world to review and consider.

I ask for your patience and understanding. And I truly do appreciate your time and

Respectfully submitted,

Awkal II.



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