Request for Clemency Support

Anthony Enis (Tony to his friends) was convicted in 1987 of murder and sentenced to death. Due to prosecutorial misconduct, his conviction and sentence were overturned by the Illinois Supreme Court, and he was granted a new trial. Unfortunately and unfairly, he was again convicted and sentenced to death.

Like many people in prison, Tony has been wrongfully convicted and has suffered over 30 years of unjust incarceration due to very poor legal representation and a highly flawed legal system. Tony has always maintained his innocence of this crime.

When this crime was committed Tony was at home with his ex-wife Diane (Gonalez) Vaughn, who to this day proclaims he is innocent and supports him in his fight to gain his freedom.

Tony was on death row until 2003, when the Illinois Governor George Ryan became gravely concerned about the number of death row inmates being shown to be innocent. After an intense year-long investigation into the matter, Governor Ryan commuted the death sentence of every person on death row. A few were pardoned, some were sentenced to a number of years, but the vast majority were sentenced to natural life imprisonment. Tony has been serving a life sentence ever since.

The purpose of this website is to present some of the facts of Tony’s case and allow you to begin to get to know Tony, not as a statistic, but as a human being. It is also an opportunity for you to show the governor of Illinois that you support Tony so that true justice is served and and innocent man does not spend the rest of his life in prison.

Tony has been incarcerated for over 30 years for a crime he did NOT commit. . . enough is enough! He asks you to consider his words with an open heart and an open mind and decide for yourself. Thank you for your time and compassion.