How to Help Out Cory Maye

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

Several people have written to ask what they can do to help Cory Maye and/or his family. There are a few things.

First, I know that Cory’s fund is empty, and that he was hoping to be able to buy his children some Christmas presents. Keep in mind, this is not a legal defense fund. Covington and Burling is covering all of his legal expenses. This is a fund that enables Cory to pay for his family to come visit him, buy things from the prison canteen, and buy gifts for his kids. You can send a check to:

Cory Maye Justice Fund
c/o R.E. Evans
P.O. Box 636
Monticello, MS 39654

Or you can PayPal to:

The money is managed by Bob Evans, Cory’s chief counsel. Bob will send you a receipt and a thank-you note. And all withdrawals from the fund are approved by Cory.

The other thing you can do is write to Cory. I know a few Agitator readers have become regular pen pals with him. You can also send him magazines and paperback books. Parchman’s mail policy here.

Here’s the address:

Cory J. Maye #100961
Unit 32 — E Building
Parchman Penitentiary
Parchman, MS 38738

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13 Responses to “How to Help Out Cory Maye”

  1. #1 |  LibertyPlease | 

    Good ideas, thanks. Sent him some magazine subscriptions.

  2. #2 |  Anonymous | 

    I sent $20 and asked if there are any magazines/books that he’d want. Not much, but it’s something.

    Is there a fund specifically for Ron Jones or just the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund?

    It’s important to remember the other victim of that night as well.

  3. #3 |  fishbane | 

    I know that when I’m bored, I’ll read about anything, but I’d rather send him something he’d like to read. Any ideas what genre/subject matter Cory goes for?

  4. #4 |  Leo | 

    i looked for a while and on this site and there is so many articles that im not gonna go through 300 different ones. I got 3 questions:

    1.) Was cory maye in the drug selling business or EVER sell drugs (please state whether he did previously or he was at the time)?
    2.) Did cory maye use drugs within 5 months of the raid?
    2.) Was there any drugs found that night?

    Please give me an answer so i can join the cause.

  5. #5 |  Radley Balko | 


    He wasn’t selling drugs. The guy who lived next to him in the duplex, however, had drug charges pending against him. The other guy was named in the warrant. Cory wasn’t.

    Cory has admitted to occasionally smoking marijuana recreationally, though he says, never around his kids. Police found the remnants of one old marijuana cigarette in the apartment. Less than a gram of ashen weed.

  6. #6 |  Lantern Bearer | 

    A mistake is a mistake. Police work is getting sloppier because the recruiting process is slipping. Old cops don’t like what they see in many young cops. Old cops don’t like what they see in the fresh crop of stripes on sleeves and bars on collars. Either the mistakes are corrected and measures taken or mistakes will become more common. As if they are not already common enough. The police are not their law. They are the peoples law.

  7. #7 |  Bronwyn | 

    I’m amazed at how quickly he was transferred back to Parchman. I’m glad you posted these updates, else I’d be sending mail to the dead letter office.

    Thank you again for your work on this case, Radley.

  8. #8 |  Little Rock, AR | 

    I sent $25; wish it was freedom.

    I pray Miss Maye knows how important she is to her daddy.

    Happier New Year!

  9. #9 |  crack | 

    Is this the update you were promising? Just wondering.

    I’d sent Cory a check after the update about him trying to stay involved with his kids. Good idea reposting where to send the money.

  10. #10 |  Andrew | 

    I just sent $20 I had sitting in my PayPal account. Not much but hope it helps him.

  11. #11 |  RV | 


  12. #12 |  The Agitator » Blog Archive » Where To Give | 

    […] Cory Maye Justice Fund. As I’ve noted in the past, this is not a legal defense fund. Maye’s legal defense is paid for. Instead, donating here gives Maye money for his prison canteen, to give to his family so they can visit him in prison more often, and might let him buy some Christmas gifts for his kids. It’s managed by his attorney, Bob Evans. But Maye has the say in how it’s spent. Not tax-deductible. […]

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