Tag Archive: solidarity

Solidarity with Jeremy Hawthorne

From Anarchist News:

“Jeremy’s said he needs about $30 a week to pay for decent non-carnivorous food, stamps, sanitary supplies, and so on. Assuming a release date sometime in August, he’ll need somewhere near $500 all up from now til his release.

I’m assuming like roughly $100 will go to the ChipIn, Paypal, and jail percentages. We can minimize the amount of money wasted (and given to the state!) by donating it all at once.

So, put up some cash for our friend!”

Help make Jeremy’s time easier in jail by donating money so he can have phone privileges to call his family (collect!), write letters (paper & stamps cost dollars), and eat something vegetarian (mostly Cheetos & Ramen minus the flav packet).

I know he and all of his loved ones will really appreciate it.

http://jeremycommissary.chipin.com/mypages/view/id/00c7a462ca2f7222

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PLEA FOR SUPPORT – The Prison Books Collective is Losing its Space

Dear Friends and Supporters:

We, the Prison Books Collective of Chapel Hill, write to you in a time of crisis.

After more than six years of workdays, meetings, planning, and package-filling at our North Graham Street location, the Collective is losing that space. The landlord that owns the property has decided to kick out the current tenants and drastically raise the rent. By joining a long line of property owners’ gentrification of the Northside neighborhood, his profit-seeking is not just hurting one group of tenants, but entire communities on the other side of the prison walls. (more…)

Prisoners at Foothills Show Support For Central Prison Strikers

Three inmates in Foothills Prison recently expressed their support in writing for the “Strong 8,” eight prisoners who work in kitchens at Central Prison and were recently sentenced to I-Con (solitary) for their participation in a brief sit-down strike in December.

They declare,

“To whom this may concern,

I am writing in support for the working inmates whom exercised their constitutional right, in December 2011, of peaceful assembly. However, these workers have been unlawfully placed on Intensive Control Status.

This punishment is NOT only constitutionally wrong, but morally wrong due to the requests for better work wages and gain time issues. This letter is a modest request to have these working inmates punishment overturned and that they be released from segregation to regular population. I support the exercise of constitutional rights!

Signed,

Karon Moses

Adrian “Hakim” Jordan

Dakarai McGowan

Urgent Action Needed- Support Prisoners in Indiana SHU!

This is an URGENT ACTION ALERT asking for a solidarity call-in to demand an investigation into abuses in the Secure Housing Unit of Wabash Valley Correctional Facility and to protest the recent torture of our comrade Shaka Shakur. We are asking people to make calls, starting at 830am EDT on Monday February 6th through 430pm EDT Tuesday the 7th.

Bruce Lemmon, Commissioner IDOC: (317) 232-5711, fax (317) 233-1474, blemmon@idoc.in.gov
Richard Brown, Superintendent Wabash Valley Correctional Facility: (812) 398-5050 ext 4102., fax (812) 398-5032, rbrown@idoc.in.gov
Jack Hendrix, Director of IDOC Classifications: (317) 232-2247, fax (317) 232-5728, jdhendrix@idoc.in.gov


The SHU is Indiana’s most repressive Super Max Prison, and is modeled after the infamous Pelican Bay SHU. It holds many of Indiana’s most political prisoners in extreme isolation and sensory deprivation, many of them people of color. It is a prison within a prison, in the rural south of the state, and is imbedded with extreme racism and white supremacist organizing. (more…)