This site is dedicated to securing the release of Holly Coomber from prison in New York State.

Holly has been incarcerated since she was 17 years old for murders committed by her foster father and legal guardian while she was in his custody and under his control. Holly turned 43in January 2012.

At the time she was sentenced in New York, the court was erroneously led to believe that she would be eligible for release after 18 years; she has been in prison now for 26 years.

While she was growing up, Holly was subjected to abuse in her adoptive home, she was physically and sexually abused by her state appointed foster father and legal guardian and forced to participate in heinous crimes under threat of death to herself and others by him. Since her incarceration, Holly was subjected to abuse and torture in the Georgia Women’s Correctional Institution (now closed) and was brutally assaulted by a guard in the New York State prison system resulting in an irreparably damaged rotator cuff requiring a total reverse shoulder replacement.

Throughout her life Holly has been abused and neglected by the people and government authorities charged with her protection and welfare. Yet, after being driven into a snake pit of fear and desolation, she has risen like a phoenix and grown into a remarkable woman: educated, compassionate, and relentless in her desire to find ways to prevent the kind of life she has suffered from ever being brought upon others.

The time is NOW to release Holly from prison and permit her to find anew the life that was taken from her as an infant.

9 Responses to “About”

  1. Toyia Truelove January 28, 2012 at 6:15 am #

    Would like to write to Holly and help her please. NO CHILD SHOULD OF HAD TO GO THROUGH THAT

    • nikki July 23, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

      I am so sorry you went through so much your story brought me to tears you will forever be in my prayers the government did you so wrong way before they wrongfully judged you just know that there are people who truly understand you and want to see you free

    • Kimi Doyle May 25, 2015 at 9:11 pm #

      I agree

    • Kimi Doyle May 25, 2015 at 9:12 pm #

      I support Holly all the way

    • mary July 21, 2015 at 9:33 pm #

      I am watching the programme right now and feel sorry for you, and I know you should not be in there. the only reason why you are there is because of that dirty old man and the things he did to you. It was not right for what he did to you and my thoughts are with you. I hope that you will be released very soon so that you can have some kind of life back. I wish you could write to me but I don’t think that would be allowed. Please keep your chin up, ok?

  2. Xiang Xhi (@XiangXhi) November 4, 2013 at 11:22 am #

    Holly Coomber is innocent I tell you. One day when Holly Coomber released from jail, we will know the truth. Go Holly! Xiang love you long time.

  3. Dawn March 22, 2014 at 5:47 am #

    Are there any updates on her case? Is there anything we (the public) can do to help?

  4. Adrienne Jourgensen February 7, 2016 at 7:04 am #

    I too was deeply touched, as well as disturbed, by Holly’s story. I watch crime shows all the time, and all the time you see these dead eyed women feign remorse and profess their innocence; it’s sickening. But Holly, the pain she experiences day to day as a result of her abuse and guilt, resonated deeply within me. Yes, there were things she should have done differently, but people fail to realize there’s a big difference between “should have” and “could have”. People in longstanding emotional, physical and sexually abusive relationships, especially children, are completely stripped emotionally and, while they are able to tell the difference between right and wrong, they are powerless to make their own decisions and let the abuser make it for them. They are made to feel like they are not worthy of love or affection from other people and that they are lucky to even have the abuse they endure. The victim then gradually learns to associate love with pain; they are nothing with their abuser, they are nothing without them. That’s why they stay, that’s how they are coerced into dangerous and life threatening situations as is the case with Holly. It’s easy to point fingers and say things like “Well, she could’ve gone to the police! She could’ve stopped the robberies! She got what she deserves!”, but if the roles were reversed, what would you do in her situation? We’d all like to think we could play the hero here, but the sad reality is that when you’re a frightened teenager who has been abused your entire childhood and the ONLY person who shows you some semblance “love”, who is your guardian and caregiver, has a gun and is threatening to hurt or kill both innocent people and YOU?! I am kind of thinking you would also turn the other cheek. This is just another sad case of the justice system failing and the government essentially throwing people away like garbage, instead of actually trying to rehabilitate them and make them functional and valued members of society. Holly is a human being, an intelligent, empathetic, gifted human being who deserves a chance to live the life that was stolen from her as a child. It is very unfortunate that two other beautiful women lost their lives over nothing, but while Holly may still be breathing and here on this earth, she is simply just alive, not living. My heart hurts for her. My hear hurts for the families of the two other victims. My heart just hurts. I hope everyone finds peace.

    Like everyone else, I’d also like some updates and an address to write her!


  5. Jeri Jorstad May 17, 2016 at 4:50 pm #

    I felt a kinship right away, listening to your story. I’m so sorry for the abuse you were put through as a child, and young girl. You should have been loved, you should have been nurtured, and had a happy home life. This is what convinces me that, you should be free from those bars, with empathy, I will help support your efforts to make that happen. Please write me. I am a friend.

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