Sunday, July 15, 2012

Daniel McGowan having some mail rejected

From: "NYC Anarchist Black Cross"
Date: Sun, July 15, 2012


Folks from NYC Anarchist Black Cross have
heard from Daniel McGowan regarding the
every-other-week collection of updates and
announcements we compile. These updates are typically about U.S. held political
prisoners and prisoners of war and add up to 25-35 pages each time. They are
available online and are also sent by our collective to nearly a dozen
prisoners. Daniel has received about thirty of these compilations, rarely
having them denied. Until recently, that is.

Daniel tells us that he got another mail rejection dated July 10th, most
likely related to the July 3rd set of updates. It is obvious that they are
quickly rejecting any/all mailings from NYC ABC at this point, as it only
took 2 days to reject. This is the fifth rejection in a row. Daniel spoke
to the warden about this on July 10th and gave him a pages long detailed
"cop out"-- a regularly used standardized form filled out by prisoners to
make a written, formal request to a prison staff member. To Daniel, it
seems they are rejecting things without the warden's review and that is
against policy. Daniel filed a BP-8, or cop out, about the latest
rejection, too.

NYC ABC will appeal the rejections, though we don't expect much as we're
dealing with the state on its terms, under its rules.

This is one example of the seemingly small, but persistent ways by which
the strategy to keep prisoners disconnected from their communities is
carried out.

Show Support for Daniel
McGowanand all
political prisoners and prisoners of war.
Post Office Box 110034
Brooklyn, New York 11211


Free all Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War!
For the Abolition of State Repression and Domination!

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