October 28, 2011 by prisonbookscollective
Hello Friends and Comrades,
Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for November and December. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own.
In other news politicized prisoner Sean Swain is up for parole and his support committee asked us to share this letter with y’all…
Dear friends and supporters of Anarchist prisoner Sean Swain,
As you may know, Sean Swain recently marked his 20th year of continuous confinement by the state of Ohio, making him now fully eligible for parole.
Due to the hard work of his friends, family and supporters, who wrote letters of support to the parole board and hired him a qualified lawyer, Sean has been approved for a full board hearing coming up in November. Both Sean and his lawyer believe that he has a good chance of being released. We ask anyone interested in supporting Sean to get in touch with his support crew for details about attending his upcoming full board hearing in Columbus, Ohio.
We now need help with fundraising. We have hired him a lawyer who specializes in parole board appearances for people in Ohio prisons. She has successfully defended inmates in a class-action lawsuit against the Ohio parole board and is very knowledgeable about the Ohio parole system.
Sean’s legal costs are now $2,500, which we have so far been making payments on out of pocket. In hopes that these bills not fall on one person, we are asking anyone who is able to contribute any amount (even $20 helps) to help us cover these expenses, or to host a fundraiser in their town for Sean. Checks and money orders can be sent directly to his lawyer, with a note they are for Sean Swain. Money orders should be written out to: Andrea Reino and mailed to: Andrea L. Reino 119 East Court Cincinnati, OH 45202.
If you send money this way, please let us know so we can keep track of our payments. Also feel free to contacts us with any questions about his case or his upcoming parole board hearing. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sean Swain Support Crew
Lastly, there will be a demonstration against prisons and solitary confinement on November 4th, at 2pm at DOC offices in Raleigh. Family and friends of prisoners as well as anti prison activists will be participating. Meet at the Offices of the N.C. Department of Corrections, 831 W. Morgan St., 460 MSC Raleigh, NC, 27699
That’s it for this time around,
Until Every Cage Is Empty,