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 Pay it Forward initiative

Artist and founder Jim Fussel donates his paintings to charities and organizations for free, he hopes that people who recieve his work will pay it forward in kind.

When a recipient receives their Fussell painting and does a good deed, they are encouraged to share their experience on the Domino Deeds social media accounts. 

Jim Fussell’s Work

Changing Lives One Painting At A Time

Jim has donated 9000 paintings to  hundreds of different charitable causes throughout 30 of the past 42 years of his incarceration. Some of the organizations are Pets for Vets, The Down Syndrome Association, Project X for Autism, Children’s homes, battered women’s shelters, children’s hospitals, Grace Homes in India, Appian Way in Louisiana, Gospel Hill Ministry, nursing homes, Memory Lane for alzheimer/dementia patients the list goes on.

Money raised from the auctions goes to fund the various charities and programs directly impacting those in need. 

A message from Jim Fussell

I started Domino Deeds in 2009 as a way to help heal and give back to the community. I am a self-taught artist and the Founder of Domino Deeds, an organization based on the pay it forward initiative.  I have donated over 9000 paintings to silent auctions for Pets for Vets, The Down Syndrome Association, Project X for Autism, Children’s homes, Battered Women’s Shelters, Children’s Hospitals, Grace Homes in India, Appian Way in Louisiana, Gospel Hill Ministry, the list goes on. Money raised from the auctions goes to fund the various charities and programs directly impacting those in need. I hope that you will join me in spreading random acts of kindness. 

Videos, Interviews, Blogs

Jim is a constant contributor on many platforms, helping to shed light on issues that deal with criminal justice reform and prison issues.  Here you will find all of his interviews and videos.

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The Art Of Healing

Please accept my gratitude for taking the time to read this. I am Jim Fussell, a self taught artist. I have been involved in over nine thousand different charitable causes the past thirty of the past 42 years of my incarceration. Reaching out to help those in need is a very therapeutic step, especially for someone who caused so much damage before entering prison. It helps to being about change, empathy, self reflection and to feel others pain, despair, helplessness.

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Who Is Jim Fussell

Jim Fussell was convicted of two counts of aggravated murder in 1978 and ordered to serve two consecutive prison terms of 20 years to life. Jim has been incarcerated for 42 years, he is 63 years old.

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Designed Conviction

Jim is a Featured Artist and Contributor of Designed Conviction.  Designed Conviction offers professional Creative Design, Web Design, and other creative services to give a voice to and promote the rehabilitation of incarcerated/formerly incarcerated individuals.

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Thank you from Worthington United Methodist Church

Thank you from Worthington United Methodist Church

Mr. Jim FussellA154-973 M.C.I.Box 57Marion, Ohio 43301Dear JimWhat a nice surprise when we opened the box "stuffed" with beautiful paintings. Truly you are an artist. As persons see your artwork I believe they will be blessed and will pray for you.Thank you for...

Art Gallery

I learned how to paint by watching Bob Ross on PBS. He made it look easy, with his happy little accidents. Over the years my technique has improved. I invite you to brows the gallery, I hope you will enjoy my landscapes.

News & Updates 


.A petition from James Fussell, Jr. A154-973, to the Ohio Parole Board, and those forgiving individuals in society who believe in second chances, a plea to support this petition. Second chances deliver the opportunity to correct a wrong, choose a better path, and live...

Open Call to Central Ohio High School Teachers

March 29, 2022 From: Jim Fussell/Artist/Founder/Domino Deeds REF: Upcoming Goal This is an open invitation to a high school teacher in Columbus, Worthington, Grove City, or the surrounding area. We at Domino Deeds are looking for a teacher in a high school, preferably...

Change of Mailing Address

UPDATED CHANGE OF ADDRESS EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2024 James Fussell, Jr. A154973 ODRC Mail Processing Center (OMPC) 884 Coitsville-Hubbard Road Youngstown, Ohio 44505 Note. This does not include Legal Mail, magazines or packages, those things still go to Marion address....


Hello Readers. My apology for six six-month hiatus, parole board focus, and everything surrounding that part of my life. Exhausting not only for me but also for those closest to me. Want to thank all who sent letters on my behalf, signed petitions supporting my...

Open Reply

Knowledge is power. It is always beneficial to "hear" what others whisper behind computer screens. While some showcase ignorance, others have pointed opinions. I applaud everyone's spin of the tragic events from 1978. The speculation, the erroneous half-truths, maybe...

Introducing Wire of Hope

After corresponding with many incarcerated people throughout the years, SIGRID & ELODIE became passionate about and committed to the condition of incarcerated people. They quickly came to the realization that many people in prison, especially with long sentences,...

Domino Deeds Founder Note

I want to thank WIRE OF HOPE and the founders, SIGRID & ELODIE. Their selfless efforts to reach the people, who many in society label and treat as “disposable”. These remarkable young people are offering an avenue for redemption, a possibility to reestablish...

Art Sale at Columbus Church

FROM: JIM FUSSELL AUGUST 4, 2023 Hello all. The First UU Columbus church is having an art sale containing my final 90 pieces of landscape art. Sale from July 7 till September 3rd. 2023. 100% proceeds go to Ohio Justice & Policy Center. I welcome you to contact Deb...


From Jim Fussell Greetings. This is to inform everyone that effective June 18th, the JPAY email server that presently is used by me, will NO LONGER be in operation. Instead, I invite you to join and utilize the new system, please follow these steps. Go to:...


TO ALL READERS LIVING IN OHIO From: Jim Fussell As many may know, some major changes are about to take place in Ohio prisons & jails, affecting several thousands of incarcerated individuals. Those individuals will be walking amongst some readers. These changes are...

Heartfelt Thanks

OPEN LETTER. I want to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to all of the people who have signed my petition, I closely examined each and every name, noted 18 Countries and 37 States have been represented with...


Open letter to all readers I ask that you mail any/all letters encouraging my RELEASE from prison to. Attorney Elijah B. Hack Ohio Justice & Policy Center 215 East Ninth Street, Suite 601 Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Please include my name and number James R. Fussell,...

An Open Letter to Residents of Monroe County – by Jim Fussell

Please be advised, I have no desire or intention of EVER stepping foot in Monroe County. I understand some feel as though the crimes of 1978 occurred yesterday. Still fresh in your minds. Seeing me would make you uncomfortable.It is not my desire to cause anyone any...


From: Jim Fussell/Domino Deeds To readers far and near. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have DIRECT INSTANT CONTACT with me? Well now is your chance. I invite you to go to the phone app store, search for TELMATE. Consider signing up/joining. This will...