Tag Archive: solidarity

Tell Woodford County Jail to lift the book ban NOW

bannedbooks-200x200Editors note: Hours after their supporters posted Tyler’s and Kevin’s book wish lists, the jail announced a new rule: books are no longer allowed in the entire jail.

From Support Kevin & Tyler

For over a month now, Woodford County Jail has blocked books sent by family and friends from reaching inmates. This means that not only Kevin and Tyler, but every other inmate, has had zero access to new reading material sent from the outside—we don’t need to tell you that this is a serious violation of their First Amendment rights.

[Unfortunately, this kind of thing is not unprecedented. Read more here, here, and here.]

Grievances have been filed by Kevin, officials have been contacted by liaisons, and still there’s been no movement from Superintendent Mike Waterforth or Sheriff James Pierceall to lift this arbitrary ban.

SO START CALLING. Please contact the jail and (politely!) ask when the inmates will be allowed to start receiving books again. Let them know that you’re concerned about this infringement on free speech, and that you’ll continue to call to check back about the book ban.

Jail: 309-467-2116

Sheriff Pierceall: 309-467-2375 (more…)

Political prisoner Coyote Sheff is scheduled release Nov 8th!

coyotesheff2From Portland Anarchist Black Cross

It is a time to celebrate!!!Comrade Coyote Sheff is scheduled to be released from Ely State Penitentiary on November 8th, 2013. He has some good time coming to him, so he may be released sooner than that. He will not be paroled and will have done all his time so he will not be a continued ward of the state. As you may know Coyote has been organizing the Ely Prison chapter of ABC and have plans to continue organizing upon his release, in Olympia WA. He is planning on moving there with his mother and would like to continue his work with writing, educating and organizing. As you know this transition is going to be challenging for him, as he has spent most of his adult life behind enemy lines, and the last three of those years in solitary, a direct punishment for his radical organizing. (more…)

October 25th: International Day of Action to Move Marie

masonFrom MoveMarie.com

October 25th has been set as the International Day of Action to Move Marie. People from across the world will be joining together to take action to get Marie moved out of FMC Carswell.

* Organize a phone tree with your friends and family and call the BOP
on October 21st
* Send a letter to the BOP on or before October 25th
* Organize an event such as a film screening, benefit show, teach-in,
art show, letter writing party, or other creative action

About the Campaign

After being sentenced to the disproportionately long prison sentence of 22 years for the actions she carried out with the Earth Liberation Front, Marie’s persecution by the government still continues. This time, it is the unjust transfer of her from a medium security prison to a high security prison at FMC Carswell. (more…)

This Wednesday! September Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night

send-solidarity-inside-prisons-graficanera-NO-COPYRIGHTPolitical Prisoner Letter Writing Night!

On Wednesday, September 18th the Internationalist Prison Books Collective brings you this month’s Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night!

Write letters and birthday cards to political prisoners whose birthdays fall during the month of September.

It’s an easy way to let these people know they aren’t forgotten. If you can’t make it to the letter writing night then please send a birthday card from home. You can find their addresses here.