From The Jericho Movement
Please CALL OR FAX the warden at Butner Federal Medical Facility Phone: 919-575-3900 Fax: 919-575-4801 asking that Tom Manning be given a shoulder replacement and the necessary physical therapy to enable him to walk again.
Tom Manning has been imprisoned 28 years. He is currently serving a 53 year federal sentence for a series of bombing carried out by the United Freedom Front in the 1980’s. The bombings targeted properties of the U.S. military and corporations because of their complicity in waging wars in Central America and collaboration with apartheid South Africa.
After completing his current sentence Tom must begin a life sentence in New Jersey for felony murder of a state trooper. Although acquitted of intentional murder, Tom was convicted for leaving the scene following a shootout between the trooper and Tom’s conrade Richard Williams. (Think: Assata Shakur) Richard died in prison following a long period of medical neglect by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. We do not want this to happen to Tom.
In April, 2010 the Bureau of Prisons ignored a deadly infection in Tom’s knee until an outside doctor intervened and Tom was hospitalized. He spent the next 5 weeks chained to a bed as bone and infection were removed from his knee. After the operation he couldn’t walk. Three years later and he still can’t walk.
In November, 2010 Tom was sent to the Federal (prison) Medical Center at Butner, NC for knee replacement surgery. He received the surgery 20 months later yet he still cannot walk because he’s not received the necessary physical therapy, and because a severely damaged shoulder prevents him from using a walker and crutches.
Although an outside doctor highly recommended shoulder replacement surgery, a “committee” of BOP bureaucrats recently denied the doctor’s recommendation. Tom must have shoulder surgery and physical therapy if he’s to have any chance at walking again. Presently he remains in a wheelchair and held in a Butner isolation unit where he’s been for the past 30 months.
Write to Tom and send him words of love and support:
Thomas W. Manning
Federal Medical Center
P.O. Box 1600
Butner, NC 27509