My brother, Shannon Hurd, passed away last night at The Louisiana State Penitentiary at the age of 42. He received a life sentence after a non-unanimous jury found him guilty of stealing $14. He has maintained his innocence for the past decade. While wrongfully incarcerated at Angola, Shannon developed cancer.
Though it is too late to clear his name and bring him home alive, we can ensure he does not remain on the prison grounds forever. Please donate to help get Shannon’s remains home so we can attend his memorial and visit his grave. Shannon’s life was plagued with injustice and pain; please help bring some justice to our family and peace to Shannon in his final resting.
Shannon was well loved by all, and he was never thrown away. He was our brother -- not just another inmate -- and we want to remember him as such. Thank you for your help.
Breakdown of fees
- Transportation of the body to the funeral home, service, embalming - $5,400- $5,600
- Vault- $500
- Burial plot- $450
- Digging service - $50