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John Buckley fought for our country. Now, he sits in jail for a crime he did not commit.

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50 Shades of Grey’s Christian and Anastasia may have had a glamorous relationship on the big screen, but if Mr. Grey lived in Kentucky he could be jailed for decades. This isn’t a pitch for a spinoff series, it’s the real-life nightmare former U.S. Army Ranger John Calvin Buckley IV is living today.

A former lover’s betrayal resulted in this decorated veteran spending his days locked in solitary confinement. Prison authorities refuse him much-needed medical care, and deny him the human rights he risked his life to defend. John was convicted of rape after his angry ex-lover reported one of their many “50 Shades” encounters as non-consensual – which he vehemently denies. In fact, he passed a polygraph examination, by a retired FBI examiner, which asked very pointed questions about that relationship. Unlike Christian Grey in the movie, John wasn’t wise enough to insist on a signed consent form.

Buckley was a member of the U.S. Army’s elite 3rd Ranger Battalion and saw his first combat 40 days after the 9-11 attacks. He served from August 2000 through December 2005 and earned combat citations and a Purple Heart in deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. There he suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). Upon his honorable discharge, the VA concluded John was 100% service-connected disabled.

“In 2009, my son became a victim of Kentucky justice,” said attorney John Calvin Buckley III, the prisoner’s father.

This site is a record of and lightning rod for our efforts to set John free.

John’s Story

 Learn more about John’s story and the unbelievable series of events that led to him serving a 40 year jail sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.

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Is This Kentucky Justice?

John sits in jail because he dared to defend himself against an aggressive off-duty officer with a history of atrocious behavior. Is this Kentucky Justice?

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How 2 Minutes Can Help Free an Innocent Man

Two minutes of your time can help restore an innocent man’s life. Click here to help free John Buckley from a Kentucky prison.

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