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(en) US, Salem, Oregon, Prisoners support, [Infoshop News] FREE IN THE HOLE EMERGENCY ALERT: June 18, 2003 - please help

From Chuck0 <chuck@mutualaid.org>
Date Thu, 19 Jun 2003 07:45:03 +0200 (CEST)


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On Friday, June 13th political prisoner Free (Jeffrey Luers) was
transferred to Disciplinary Segregation, commonly known as “the Hole”,
at Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP).
Free’s friends and supporters have been informed that “Free was sent to
the hole for an article he wrote.” This would be the second time this
year that authorities at OSP have responded to political expression
with write-ups and time in the Hole. (Anarchist prisoners Rob “los
Ricos” Thaxton and Brian McCarvill were both sent to the Hole for 120
days earlier this year, after
allies on the outside sent them postcards as part of an anti-censorship
campaign.)

Free is widely considered a political prisoner due to the 23-year
sentence he received for an act of sabotage that injured nobody. The
same week as his transfer to the Hole, the Eugene Human Rights
Commission released a letter in support of a reduced sentence for Free,
and suggesting that the original sentence was based on his political
beliefs.

Now, Free is again being punished for his politics.

We encourage all individuals and groups to stand by Free during this
time, and to demand his immediate reentry into general population at OSP.

Further details will be circulated as we receive them.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

1. Write letters of support to Free (envelopes must contain a full name
and return address):

Jeffery Luers #13797671
OSP
2605 State Street
Salem, OR 97310

2. Contact Oregon Department of Corrections Interim Director Ben de Haan
and OSP Superintendent Brian Belleque. Demand that Free be immediately
released back into general population.

Ben de Haan, Interim Director – ODOC
Oregon Department of Corrections
Central Administration Office
2575 Center Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301-4667
Tel: 503-945-9090
Fax: 503-373-1173

Brian Belleque, Superintendent
Oregon State Penitentiary
2605 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97310-0505
Tel: 503-378-2445
Fax: 503-378-3897
Emails may also be sent to the Department of Corrections at:
DOC.Info@doc.state.or.us

3. Fundraise for Free! Checks and money orders can be made out to "Howl
for Freedom" and sent to Free’s Defense Network, address below or to
make a secure online donation, go to
http://www.freefreenow.org/appeal.html

Web Resources on Free:
http://www.freefreenow.org/
http://www.breakthechains.net/prisoners/free/index.html
http://www.spiritoffreedom.org.uk/prisoners/free.html

Free's Defense Network
PO Box 50263
Eugene, OR 97405
email: freefreenow@ziplip.com

Anarchist Prisoners' Legal Aid Network
818 SW 3rd Ave. PMB 354
Portland, OR 97204 (USA)
weneversleep@ziplip.com


Write Free!

Jeffrey Luers, #13797671, Oregon State Penetentiary, 2605 State Street,
Salem, OR 97310.

Write a letter to the Oregon Attorney General on Free's behalf. See
http://www.freefreenow.org/appeal.html

Donate to Infoshop.org: http://www.infoshop.org/feed_infoshop.html
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