Anelia Carmila Sutton, known professionally as Anne Smith, born on December 25, 1968 in the Republic of Panama, is an American writer, activist, humanitarian and bestselling author who co-authored Performance 360 with Richard Branson.
Anne is the Founder of the #ClearHerName Project to save her daughter and her two grandchildren. She is the founder of IRONSharpensIRONCouncil.com, which began as a small community on Facebook Group. Over time, her community developed into a significant destination for inspiring people to take peaceful action and a creative outlet for self-determined people. This launched her career as a motivational speaker and thought leader in social activist circles.
Anne was featured in over 240 media outlets and web portals including NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox News, Huffington Post and Forbes. She is a U.S. Navy veteran with an Honorable Discharge, and received many medals and awards including America’s Premier Experts Award. Follow Anne on Instagram @annesmithofficial
ABOUT ANNE'S DAUGHTER
Anne's daughter has been unmistakably wronged by numerous parties, including the State of Virginia, prosecutors, her own attorneys, State doctors, and more. The most grievous of these wrongs being the theft of her children, and her freedom. Though there is clear evidence that she is perfectly capable of living a safe, normal life provided she is not prescribed mind-altering medications, she is being kept imprisoned by a State medical facility, forced to take medications, and denied the right to be a mother.
ABOUT THE BOOK
A young woman has her wisdom teeth removed and ends up in jail. She’s committed to a state hospital, railroaded by a prosecutor with false evidence who painted her as a monster. When her mother witnesses corruption firsthand, she sets out to uncover the truth through legal research that will free her daughter trapped between the cross-hairs of two powerful entities -- the Justice System and the mental health system. Her failure will result in a certain prosecutor and public offender continue their reign of terror on her daughter and other families. Success would mean bringing the lies used to condemn her daughter to the public, clearing her daughter’s name, and perhaps changing the justice system forever.
Clear Her Name is a true story that will resonate similarly to When They See Us a 2019 American crime drama television miniseries by Ava DuVernay for Netflix, based on events of the 1989 Central Park jogger case and explores the lives and families of the five male suspects who were falsely accused then prosecuted on charges related to the rape and assault of a woman in Central Park, New York City; and For Life, an American legal drama television series created by Hank Steinberg that premiered on ABC. The series is loosely based on the true story of Isaac Wright Jr., who was imprisoned for a crime that he did not commit. While incarcerated, he became an attorney and helped to overturn the wrongful convictions of twenty of his fellow inmates, before finally proving his own innocence.
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Anne Smith is an American writer, humanitarian, activist, and bestselling author as well as the founder of Iron Sharpens Iron Council, a rapidly growing online legal advocacy community. Anne started Iron Sharpens Iron Council after two life-changing events that turned her into who she is today.
When you think of justice, you think of criminals who have done harm to others and the community, being sentenced for their actions and contemplating their wrongs. The key word here being ‘criminals’.
Anne Smith, the founder of the Iron Sharpens Iron Council on Facebook has encountered threat and hardship throughout the past 7 years of her life, when her whole world was turned upside down when her daughter was wrongfully convicted.
After being railroaded twice by the US legal system, and preyed on by predatory attorneys costing her $40,000, Anne Smith is someone that has definitely faced serious adversity in her life for the past 7 years. These adversarial events have transformed her into a symbol of determination and empowerment.
Anne Smith is no stranger to extreme hardship, having lost $40,000 in two major legal cases, one of which she believes saw her daughter wrongfully convicted of a crime. In the 7 years since this traumatic period, Anne has been determined to build up her legal knowledge and become an expert in conducting legal research.
The legal system is something that everyone thinks they can depend on when it matters most. However, Anne Smith will be the first to tell you that the system is not only imperfect but often corrupt and ineffective.
Being self-determined is something that everyone strives for, but not everyone achieves. Anne Smith is someone who had to learn the hard way. Specifically, Anne was railroaded by the US legal system on two distinct occasions which have impacted her life immensely and changed her over the last 7 years.
Anne Smith is someone who has gone through a lot of adversity in her life. She was railroaded by the US legal system on two separate occasions, and these events transformed her life.
Characteristics of determination and conviction in themselves is something that many people realize is important, but many of them do not achieve ever in their lives. This affects millions of people across the world.