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Political Prisoner Letter Writing, Sept 2021

Appalachian horizon in September, trees changing colors, with event info overlayed

Join us on September 5th from 5-7pm at West Asheville Park (11 Vermont Ave, Asheville) for our monthly, socially distanced letter writing events. We’ll provide materials, names of prisoners with upcoming birthdays or facing repression who could use a kind word, potential friends and comrades. Or just come by with your own writing project for…

August 2021 Political Prisoner Letter Writing

summer landsacpe in southern appalachia, "political prisoner letter writing: Sunday, Aug 1st | 5-7pm; West Avl Park, 11 Vt Ave"

Come out to our monthly political prisoner letter writing event in Asheville, held at West Asheville Park since the pandemic to allow for social distancing. We can provide the names and addresses of long term prisoners with upcoming birthdays and recent political and politicized prisoners facing repression behind bars and needing some friendly words sent…

July 2021 Letter Writing Event

Join us on July 4th from 5-7pm at West Asheville Park (Vermont Ave, Asheville) for our monthly, socially distanced letter writing events. We’ll provide materials, names of prisoners with upcoming birthdays or facing repression who could use a kind word, potential friends and comrades. Letters not only bridge connection through the bars, they provide a…

June 2021 Letter Writing

Appalachian landscape with info about event super imposed

Join BRABC and others at West Asheville Park (11 Vermont Ave) on June 6th, 2021 from 5-7pm for our monthly political prisoner letter writing event. We’ll provide names and addresses of prisoners facing repression or with upcoming birthdays and info about their cases and struggles. We’ll bring stationary & stamps, hang out and chat or…

May 2021 Prisoner Letter Writing

Join us on May 2nd from 5-7pm at West Asheville Park (Vermont Ave, Asheville) for our monthly, socially distanced letter writing events. We’ll provide materials, names of prisoners with upcoming birthdays or facing repression who could use a kind word, potential friends and comrades. Letters not only bridge connection through the bars, they provide a…

April 2021 Political Prisoner Letter Writing

Join us on April 4th from 5-7pm at West Asheville Park (Vermont Ave, Asheville) for our monthly, socially distanced letter writing events. We’ll provide materials, names of prisoners with upcoming birthdays or facing repression who could use a kind word, potential friends and comrades. Letters not only bridge connection through the bars, they provide a…

Political Prisoner Letter Writing (March 7, 2021)

Political Prisoner Letter Writing Sunday, March 7th in West Asheville Park, Blue Ridge ABC will be hosting a political prisoner letter writing event from 5-6:30pm. They’ll provide postage, names and addresses as well as stationary for those who want to come by and write to political prisoners with upcoming birthdays or prison rebels facing repression.…

Call Todd Ishee at NCDPS to Demand Covid-19 Testing in NC Prisons

Over the past month, covid19 has blazed through NC prisons like wildfire. 
 
Across DPS facilities, over 600 people have tested positive — roughly the same number of cases in all of Wayne County, which has a population that is 3x larger. One person (at Pender C.I) has already died of complications, and a single facility (Neuse C.I.) has a mind-boggling 466 positive cases.
 
The reason Neuse has so many confirmed cases is that DPS decided to test everyone there–and they should do the same at all facilities with significant numbers of positive cases, such as NCCI Women, where 81 people have tested positive so far. This is the only way to know the full scale of the outbreak and to be able to take appropriate measures to mitigate further spread.  
 
Please call Commissioner of Prisons Todd Ishee on Thursday, April 30 to demand universal testing at four hard-hit prisons!
 
SCRIPT:

Hello, my name is ___. I’m calling because Commissioner Ishee needs to direct Caledonia CI, Bertie CI, Pasquotank CI, and NCCIW to immediately begin testing their entire inmate populations for covid19.  Currently, at Caledonia 17 people have tested positive, at Pasquotank 19 have tested positive, at Bertie 10 have tested positive, and at NCCI Women, the outbreak has already reached disastrous proportions with 81 cases confirmed. 

 
As soon as widespread testing was done at Neuse CI, dozens of confirmed cases became hundreds overnight. We know how quickly this virus spreads, especially at close quarters, so any delay in testing is unconscionable. Facilities staff say they don’t have the authority to make this decision, so Ishee is the one who needs to act. On April 22 after the first person in DPS custody died from complications of covid, Ishee told the press “Any death is a tragedy, and we must continue our efforts to do all we can to try and flatten the curve of COVID-19 in Prisons.”  Ishee needs to listen to his own advice and take action to avoid future tragedies by beginning universal testing at NCCIW, Caledonia, Bertie, and Pasquotank NOW!
 
Todd Ishee, Commissioner of Prisons:
Phone: 919-838-4000
House Phone:  (330)544-4425
Email: todd.ishee@ncdps.gov

Fire Ant #6

We present here the 6th issue of Fire Ant Journal, featuring the voices of anarchist prisoners including: Sean Swain, Jennifer Rose, Michael Kiimble, Marius Mason, Thomas Meyer-Falk and Noah Coffin.

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Remote Film: Condemned

Condemned Movie Cover

From the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/503825183570471/ Join us for a film screening and discussion of the short documentary film “Condemned,” which tells the story of Bomani Shakur (or Keith Lamar) who is on death row for five murders he did not commit or play any part in during the 1993 Lucasville Prison uprising. Bomani was recently…