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11-02-2010 06:32

Intestesting story. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I have never heard of this story before.

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Bringing Russell Back Home! 22-08-2009 03:49

 

Russell Thomas Moore aka James Hudson

Savage, is an Aboriginal man serving a life sentence in an American Prison for a crime he was convicted of in 1989. He has already served 20 years of a 25 year non parole sentence.


Russell is a child of the Stolen Generation. He was stolen from his mother Beverley Moore, from Swan Hill in Victoria, when he was 4 days old and subsequently adopted by a white christian family who took him to the US.


Russell never knew about his heritage and when he asked his adoptive parents they refused to tell him anything. Russell began to drink and use drugs and was in and out of correctional institutions during most of his adulthood.


His adoptive parents then returned to Australia without him and he ended up living on the streets and became addicted to alcohol and other substances.


When he was first convicted he was sentenced to the Electric Chair, but this decision was eventually overturned by a circuit judge. Russell had spent time on Death Row in Florida awaiting this decision. His sentence was changed to Life without Parole, meaning he would serve 25 years of his sentence before he could apply for Parole.


It was during this court process that it was revealed that he was a child of Australia's STOLEN GENERATION, and the push for him to be returned home began.


Russell met his birth mother during his trial in the US, and has had limited contact with his mother since, except through costly telephone calls. His mother is now afraid she will never see her son again.


Please show your support and help us find a way to BRING RUSSELL BACK HOME.

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