It has become clear that the ODRC is messing with Sean’s ability to communicate. This is very likely a retaliatory attempt to obstruct his ability to sue their pants off. Below find a message from him about the phone restriction. Supporters have been calling since Sunday about the Jpay email restriction. It seems both originated with Cheif Inspector Gary Croft.
We were unable to reach Gary Croft today, but hope to try again tomorrow. Sean encourages other supporters to also call Croft and demand that he return Sean’s access to these forms of communication. This morning Sean started dumping his meals down the toilet, on an unofficial hunger strike (since official hunger strikers who refuse meals are often punished).
Please call Gary Croft at 614-752-1677.
The message from Sean: Read more…
From Snitch BookSaturday, April 19th 11am to 5pm Durham Skate Park
Come hang out April 19th for a skate competition at Durham’s Skate Park.
We are doing this in honor of Chuy Huerta and we will be collecting donations in order to build a memorial in his name.
There will be prizes and no entry fee for the brave ones that want to compete!
Come and have a good ol’ time with Games! Food! Shirts! Music!
We’ve always heard from Chuy’s friends and family that he was full of life and happiness, let’s celebrate his life and join forces in making sure this city never forgets who he was.
More details to come!
We just wanted to inform people that sometime in May Debbie (Sims) Africa will be going before The Pa Parole Board for what will be her now 7th parole hearing since 2008 . We are putting together a parole sample sheet and are asking that people sign it or write their own letter of parole in support of Debbie for her upcoming hearing people can mail Their letters of support for Debbie’s Parole to The Move Organization p.o.box 19709 Philadelphia pa 19143. Time is short so we need as many letters as possible
Please take a moment to write a letter in support of parole for Debbie prior to her next hearing scheduled for in or after May 2014. Letters can be sent to The Move Organization at P.O. Box 19709, Philadelphia, PA 19143. Please make sure your letter arrives by May 1st.
Sample letter: Read more…
From Indy Week
Update: Wednesday morning at 10:24: The N.C. Department of Public Safety announced this morning that five people have been fired in addition to the two resignations discussed in this story, for a total of seven correctional employees.
Asecond prison worker at Alexander Correctional Institution in Taylorsville has resigned after an inmate died while being transported to Central Prison in Raleigh for medical and mental health care.
N.C. Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Pam Walker said Monday that the prison employee, whom she declined to name, was under department investigation after the death of Michael Anthony Kerr, a 54-year-old felon with a history of mental illness. The latest resignation comes roughly a week after another Alexander Correctional worker stepped down while under investigation. Walker said no criminal charges have been filed against those unidentified workers as of Monday.
Kerr was found unresponsive upon arrival at Central Prison on March 12 and resuscitation efforts failed, prison officials said. In the month prior to his death, Kerr had been held in solitary confinement in Alexander Correctional. According to his family, he was no longer taking his medicine and his mental health had been deteriorating rapidly inside the isolated cell.
“I think he died in that hole,” his wife, Katrenia Robinson of Fayetteville, told the INDY. Family members who viewed his body said Kerr appeared to have been beaten or starved. Read more…
From the Brotherhood to the Huerta Family: NC Prisoners’ Group Speaks Out on the Struggle against DPD
Prisoners at Tabor Correctional Institution recently began organizing a multiracial group on the inside called the Brotherhood. Their first statement of purpose, which can be found at prisonbooks.info, says the group is “an organization and movement of revolutionary and conscious men and women who undergo oppression, racism, injustices, and inequality by the government and people of this society. Our duty is to try and uplift humanity by giving the people knowledge and understanding of the laws and systems that govern this capitalist-imperialist country, a history of who we are and what we have been through, as well as of civil rights, politics, and economics, so we can become intellectually inclined and conscious of what’s going on.”
In response to a recently distributed anarchist prison news bulletin, which documented the last few months of struggle against the Durham Police Department, a member of the group released the following statement to be published and spread:
When are we going to realize that change needs to occur in ourselves, society and in this corrupt country? Day by day on the news or in our eye’s view we are subjected to see or undergo police brutality, racism, discrimination, and injustice by the same people whose job it is to “protect and serve.” Honestly, I’m tired of seeing my people (i.e. Black and Latino) get treated like we’re inhuman and outcasts when naturally, if it wasn’t for us this land wouldn’t be what it is today. Read more…
The ‘Brotherhood’ is an organization and movement of revolutionary and conscious men and women who undergo oppression, racism, injustices, and inequality by the government and people of this society. Our duty is to try and uplift humanity by giving the people knowledge and understanding of the laws and systems that govern this capitalist-imperialist country, a history of who we are and what we have been through, as well as of civil rights, politics, and economics, so we can become intellectually inclined and conscious of what’s going on. Read more…
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We ask that you make phone calls to the Warden, the commissioner of the Alabama Department of Correction, and the Governor of Alabama, to check on the situation, our condition, demands, and welfare.
Warden Gary Hetzel (Holman Prison): (251) 368-8173
Commissioner Kim Thomas (Alabama DOC) (334) 353-3870
Governor Robert J. Bentley: (334) 242-7100
From Anarchy Live!
I’m Michael and yes, I’m locked down in one of Amerika’s many prisons in the state of Alabama. But that does not excuse me from the struggle for a better world. And I believe that anarchism is the best alternative to what exists now. I believe this without reservations. Anarchism is not about building state power, but rather, destroying the state and building new humyn relationships based on mutual aid and cooperation and freedom.
I’m not a public speaker, but a warrior in the struggle to build that new humyn relationship, mutual aid, cooperation, and freedom from all coercive power, rather than a soldier, because a soldier is someone who is ordered about without thinking for him/herself in a hierarchical structure. A tool of a ruling power.
Right now there is a struggle going on in Alabama’s prisons demanding a change in the horrendous, unsanitary, and inhumane conditions in the prisons. In the prison I’m at, Holman, birds fly around the kitchen dropping bird shit on prisoners and/or their food, industrial light fixtures are falling from the ceiling injuring at least one prisoner seriously, during the winter months the showers are cold, the dorms are also cold in the winter, inadequate medical care, inadequate outdoors exercise time, inadequate nutrition, harassment of family members during visiting hours, and a host of other serious problems too numerous to list (see Justice or Just Business for more). But most of all, we are fighting and struggling for our dignity and humanity. Read more…