Josh was just 5 months past his 18th birthday when he was sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the aiding and abetting of a drive-by shooting of a rival gangs apartment.
Sadly, bullets fired by Josh’s co-defendant Roger Cameron were misfired and resulted in the death of an innocent bystander in a car parked in front of the building.
Josh was not the shooter, nor was he in the same car as the shooter.
Roger Cameron testified to Josh’s innocence by signing an affidavit to clear him of any involvement. But when a life is taken in the course of a felony, all parties are sentenced to death by incarceration. Due to Josh’s refusal to testify on the shooter for fear of his own life, the full weight of the law came down on him.
Josh has now served 24 years in incarceration and is set to spend the rest of his life inside. This website documents who Josh has become, and why we believe he is worthy of a second chance at life.
Our Commitment to Josh
Our commitment to Joshua’s freedom doesn’t stop upon his release! The Family & Friends Committee to Free Josh Puckett is dedicated to ensuring Joshua’s successful transition back into society. We understand that being champions for his release comes with an obligation to the public. We are all fully prepared to support, guide, educate and otherwise assist Joshua to make certain he experiences personal victories. Additionally, Joshua’s commitment to his community is ours by virtue; we will be there to make certain he has the tools to triumph his pledge to his community.
I can't tell you who that kid was that made poor choices in his childhood, but I can tell you about the Josh I met three years ago in a prison recreational gym. Having close to twenty years in myself, it was very unusual to be approached by someone who spoke to me in...read more
I want to talk a little about my educational experience right now and its impact on why you should support my release. Let me give you a little background on college in Michigan prisons. In the 80s anyone in prison could get a degree and do it on a grant. I think it...read more
Josh Puckett was a Cub Scout By BTL Staff| July 26th, 2012|Opinions By Kathleen LaTosch Viewpoint He was 14 years old when his gay father died from AIDS. Six months later his lesbian mom and her partner were shot point blank by their next-door neighbor, leaving him...read more
Let’s Start Something New
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