Hello, how are you doing?
My name is Jackie Richardson. I’m from Charleston, South Carolina. I’ve lived there all my life until my incarceration. I’ve been incarcerated for over eighteen and a half years for armed robbery and murder. I was arrested at the age of eighteen in July of 1992.
During the past nineteen and a half years I have been challenging the constitutional procedures of my case and I have been dismissed numerous times. I do have arguable issues to present to the court but I’ve not yet had a court to conduct an evidentiary hearing upon the issues. I have had bad experiences with attorneys in the past as they have asked for an upfront retainer fee and then discuss the details of my case, just to say that there is nothing that they can do.
The reason that I ask for legal assistance is because, unlike my first PCR, which was dismissed with prejudice, this second PCR has led the court to only dismiss without prejudice. My second PCR was based on the issue of not being informed of right to appeal. Moreover I’ve amended the issues of being denied counsel and incomplete transcript. Each of these issues can show that I’ve been deprived of my constitutional rights to counsel and appeal, along with not having a record to review the trial court’s action.
How can I get the Federal Court of South Carolina to review such issues presented? I thank you in advance.