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Call to Action: stop criminal checks for MA prison visitors

CALL TO ACTION !!!

All Friends & Family of Massachusetts Prisoners Will Be Investigated as Condition of Visitation.  There's More! 
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Patrick Administration to Expand C.O.R.I. (Criminal Checks) to Thousands, Despite Pro-Reform Stance

Stop legitimizing human rights abusers!

KPCC reports on the riots at Chino prison

http://www.scpr.org/specials/prison/

Starting in late September, KPCC posed questions about the challenges the state, the prison workforce and the inmate population will face as state prisons undergo significant changes this year – rehab and education programs are getting cut, there are court orders to reduce the prison population and improve medical care. 

Two innocent men imprisoned for 40 years

--> The "Omaha Two:" Victimized by COINTELPRO Injustice - by Stephen Lendman

After a two week April 1971 trial and four days of deliberation, an 11 white/one black member jury convicted Mondo we Langa (formerly David Rice) and Edward Poindexter for the bombing murder of police officer Larry Minard on August 17, 1970. Both men denied involvement, and ever since consistently maintained their innocence, insisting they were framed. Supporters agree, including Amnesty International that declared them political prisoners, and no wonder.

Jeff "Free" Luers RELEASED!

Congratulations and welcome home Jeff!

Jeff Luers, who was sentenced to more than 22 years for burning SUVs in Eugene, has been released from prison. Kristian Foden-Vencil reports:

In 2000, Luers and Craig Marshall set fire to three big cars at a Eugene dealership to protest excessive consumption -- and to make a statement about global warming.

FREE Margaret Moore after 30 years of imprisonment

Petition to Free Margaret Moore

To: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (Governor State of California)

Started by: ACTION COMMITTEE FOR WOMEN IN PRISON

CALLS FROM HOME FOR HOLIDAYS



Help us organize the 10th annual Calls from Home radio program for
prisoners and their families.  Get involved with using the power of
radio to connect families and to speak to those behind bars of our
nation's prisons.

Call us toll-free at 877-518-0606 (sing a song, read a poem, and speak from the heart to those incarcerated.)


Reinstatement of 'Green Wall ' State Prison guards gang

11/24/09    A California state appeals board has now ordered reinstatement of eight correctional officers who were fired from Salinas Valley State Prison in the wake of revelations about a rogue gang of guards known as the 'Green Wall'.

http://www.montereyherald.com/search/ci_13845817?IADID

SF Benefit for Political Prisoner Jeff 'Free' Luers Dec. 8

December 8th, Tuesday - 8pm

El Rio -3158 Mission Street
San Francisco

Bands:

VV5: Post-Punk Instrumental. Current members: Mike Dineen - acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar. Phil Dumesnil - accordion, banjo, slide whistle. Chris Gonzales - percussion. Andy California - bass, Asa Sanchez-organ/piano. Lee Tom - electric guitar.

R.E.M.: Yes, R.E.M. cover band!

Somnolence: Trio of Cello, Drums, & Guitar, hailing from Oakland, CA.
Dark sounds traipsing a line between metal, crust, and classical.

Two Grand Jury Resisters Jailed in Iowa


On November 17, Minneapolis-based activists Carrie Feldman and Scott
DeMuth refused to testify in front of a grand jury in Davenport, Iowa,
and were found to be in contempt of court. They were immediately
handcuffed and hauled off by U.S. Marshalls. According to District
Judge John Jarvey, who presided over the contempt hearings, both will
remain incarcerated until they agree to testify. The state can lock
them up for the duration of the grand jury–another 11 months.

Learn more and read their statements:

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