Awaiting a Decision, Cam Wins MVP and Hangs with Pups
Friday, May 12th, 2017 @ 12:24AM
Just about six months have passed since Cameron filed his habeas appeal in the Supreme Court of Virginia. We expected it might take this long for a decision. This delay might even indicate that the Supreme Court is carefully reviewing the record before it lays down a ruling, which would be a good thing if it were true. In any event, we are all remaining patient while the Court goes through its process of decision.
In the meantime, Cameron has given us a few reasons to to smile as he tries to stay active during this time. First, after four years of playing in competitive basketball leagues at Pocahontas State Correctional Center, he finally won his first Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in April. And he won it for good reason. In one game during the most recent tournament, he scored 44 of his team’s 62 points– 27 of which came from 9 made three-point field goals. He also hit 3 game-winning, buzzer-beating three-pointers in 3 straight games to take his team to the title game, where they lost in a close and controversial game. Cam’s MVP picture is posted below.
Also posted below are two recent pictures of Cameron with some of the dogs that are being trained at the prison. While not a dog handler– Cameron still works as the law library clerk– he nonetheless is able to be around the dogs with some frequency, which keeps his love for dogs alive and brings him a little joy in the midst of this unfortunate situation.
As we continue to await a decision from the Supreme Court of Virginia, we hope these simple updates bring you all a little bit of the same joy we felt when we saw these pictures. It is only very rarely that Cameron allows himself time away from working on his case or his efforts to improve himself and his education, and these photos are a glimpse into that lighter side that we haven’t seen in some time.
We will bring your more news as things develop. Check out the pictures at the end of the post! Thank you all for your attention, and until victory always!