New Information

Hello Everyone,

I spoke to Fry several days ago and he wanted me to make everyone aware of some of the changes to the rules regarding items that he is able to receive. I will outline the rules below:

  1. Absolutely no used books can be delivered to him. If you send him used books they will be discarded and he will never receive them.
  2. He can no longer receive books from Amazon.
  3. No greeting cards with glitter, electronic music, or tri-folds.
  4. Only 40 stamps per envelope can be received.
  5. Books may come from any bookseller (besides Amazon), but they must be NEW.

Thank you all for supporting Fry. We ask that you continue to support and pray for him.

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“FRYday Fast”

Hello Everyone,

Fry has asked that everyone participate in a weekly FRYday fast with him. He asks that you refrain from something every FRYDAY from midnight until noon. Sacrifice one thing (food, coffee, sodas, etc.) and PRAY for TRUTH. JUSTICE. DELIVERANCE. and RESTORATION. He asks that you participate in this every week for the next seven weeks.

Thank You All for Your Support!!!

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Bryan Stevenson – Equal Justice Initiative Speaking at Vanderbilt

Greetings All,
I pray this e-mail find you all in good health.  With that being said, Bryan Stevenson, who is the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative will be having a book signing and speaking at Vanderbilt University on January 15, 2016.  It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that WE as supporters of “Fry” pack the house especially if you are in the Nashville area.  The plan is to wear your “Free Fry” t-shirts with the on the back on that day to bring awareness to this injustice that we have been dealing with over the past 3 years.  We need to show Mr. Stevenson how much we love, and support Fry and how important it is that he is released soon.
Stevenson will discuss his best-selling memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Vanderbilt’s Langford Auditorium. A reception and book signing will precede the talk from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Langford Auditorium lobby. Both events are free and open to the public, and no tickets are required. Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-seated basis. It is important that you get there early.
If you have not emailed, faxed, called, or mailed letters to Mr. Stevenson, the letter has been attached for you to do so.  His contact information is as follow:
If you do not already have a “Free Fry” shirt, please let me know.  I will speak with our distributor to have some for purchase with a deadline of January 8, 2016 to order. I will also need your size.
Please forward to all list serves ..Greeks, Masons, NPHC, UT Knox Alumni, White Station High School Alumni, BBX, etc…..
Thank You In Advance!
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There Are No Words

There are no words to truly express how the injustices inflicted upon “My Son” have affected me.  I am angry, hurt, and appalled that someone’s lies can just snatch his life away from him.  He was raised to never forget where he came from and to always reach back and help others.  This experience is so surreal to me.  Some days I can’t believe that my son is sitting in a prison because of someone’s lies.  Because this young man’s mother can’t handle the truth about her son and the system is turning a blind eye to the truth about mine.  Where is the justice and liberty for my son?   No one but God knows how I feel.



Linda Jackson

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This is Taking A Toll on the Family

To whom it may concern,

I am writing this letter to express how I feel about the injustice being done to my cousin, friend, and brother William Arnold. This has truly been a very difficult time for my entire family. I have known this young man for his entire life and I just cannot believe that he is being charged with such ludicrous and slanderous charges. For as long as I can remember he has been a pillar in the community. Helping with children, at risk youth, and with multiple organizations around his community. He has helped me personally in so many ways and to find out that he is being accused of such things is a heartbreaking thing for my entire family to endure. I personally believe that the evidence that was presented to the courts was false and you have wrongfully incarcerated an innocent man. I hope that you can find it in your hearts to reconsider the evidence of this case and take a closer look into his background as well as the accusers’ background and see that the man that you have in your facility is an upstanding citizen and release him. He is a spiritual and God fearing man who could never do what he is being accused of and this situation is really taking a toll on my family as a whole, as well as some health issues as well. Please reconsider the decision that has been made and look at a man’s soul and not listen to a story that has been fabricated.

Rev. Herbert N. Jackson III

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I Miss My Cousin

This letter is concerning the freedom of William Arnold. My cousin has been locked up since July 13, 2013. My mom which is his aunt had a massive stroke July 24, 2012, eight months after he told the family about the case. I can’t tell her where her nephew is, because it would simply kill her. It is so sad, that I can’t talk to her about him, because it would break both their hearts. I hate to see my mom worried and upset about the whereabouts of Fry. I wish that my cousin could be set free, so that they could see each other again. I love and miss my cousin, and I know that he is innocent. William Arnold deserves to be set free!!!!!!!!! Free Fry

Kim W

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My Cousin

To whom it may concern,

The dictionary defines the word “discombobulated,” as being confused or disconcerted; upset or frustrated. This is the state when concentration and focus are nowhere to be found because you are puzzled about the matter at hand. This discombobulated haze been settling in front of my entire families’ eyes for the last year and a half, as my cousin Dr. William Arnold inmate #524840 awaits is justice and exoneration from the so called “Justice System.”  How do you explain to your family that you will not be home for births, holidays, graduations, and weddings, when you sitting in pits of a cage for a crime that you did not commit, let alone a so called crime that has no physically or tangible evidence to prove that a crime was committed. My cousin has always be a positive influence in my life since birth, he as always supported my dreams and ambitious. William has always been that older cousin that was like that cool big brother.

Throughout my life I have admired for his brilliance, love for life, and his genuine passion for helping and serving the people of his community. William has spent years giving to back and spending his time working to improve those communities near to heart. William is a member and proud brother of t Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., whose motto is, “ First of All, Servants of All, We shall Transcend All.” Within this motto is the phrase “ Servants of all,” which speaks volumes to who William is and how committed he is to his people. He was one of the influential reasons to why I also joined this great organization because it is something bigger than myself where I am able to help and better humanity. William is a man of God, a man of distinguish, and most of all a man of integrity.  His incarceration has not been a walk in the park for our family, but like the old saying goes, “A family that prays together stays together.” That is just what we continue to do each day as we await his justice and exoneration from this system. Family is all you have sometimes and the same way William needs all of us right now we need him event more back home and back in the community where he can continue his mission improving the lives of others.  Justice will be served and the exoneration of Dr. William E. Arnold will soon be here.




Brandon W. Williams

(1st cousin)

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I Wake up Each Morning With a Spirit of Expectancy

I wake up each morning with a spirit of EXPECTANCY, ANTICIPATION and RECEIVING.  Expecting and anticipating receiving a call, a text message or an email informing us of Fry’s release. I will immediately prepare to get to the location to be reunited with my nephew. I miss him so much, not a day goes by when he is not in my thoughts and prayers.  Our family gatherings/holidays are not the same. There is an emptiness and void without his smiling face, his loving and caring spirit.  I miss his hugs and his wacky humor. It tears my heart to pieces when I think about the injustice he is receiving for being wrongly convicted of a crime he couldn’t have committed. He does not deserve to be incarcerated. I pray that the people involved will come forth and tell the truth. This is all based on lies, deception and greed. You are not only affecting Fry’s life but the lives of his family and friends. His Mom and Dad are distressed having to watch their Son in this situation. But God is the ultimate Judge and Jury, he will vindicate William Edward Arnold and victory will be ours.

Dr. Phyllis Williams


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The Injustice

The injustice to William Arnold Jr. speaks as a crime in itself. How can a young man overcome obstacles that no one else has to face to be treated like this? William is a shining light that is sorely missing in our hurting community. Young, impressionable Black males would be well served to see this example of what a man is all about. For William to tell me next to his father, I was a role model for his life is priceless. I can’t say everything I did in his eyes was good, but for William to say that is commendable. To be in service to his community as a sounding board is needed more than ever.

Barry Williams

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To whom it May Concern:

Writing this letter is hard for me. I put it off for so long because it hurts and makes me so very angry. William Arnold (Fry) has been a part of my life since before I was born. He has always been a ray of sunshine in my life. This entire situation is shocking to me. Even though I am not in the legal profession it is obvious that there are holes in this story. I am not going to ponder on the details of the case but I am going address the pain as a mother, a wife, a sister, a cousin and teacher of beautiful African American boys and men. I pray for them daily that they always get a fair opportunity to pursue a happy productive life. I pray for our justice system that they develop a heart of honor and integrity when dealing with human lives. I miss my cousin so…because of this his life/our lives has been altered tremendously. My reassurance is A Great Man can and will not be held down…JUSTICE will prevail…Free Fry!!!!!

Angela S.



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