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PLEASE HELP JAMIL AL-AMIN! | (formerly known as H. Rap Brown)

Jamil  Al-Amin

Jamil Al-Amin

Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin Reg # 99974-555

Jamil Al-Amin (formerly known as H. Rap Brown)  has been moved to what is known in prison as “the hole”.  He was strip searched and placed in a cell with no bed, no control over the lights and no shower.

They have taken his Qur’an and all of his other personal property.

Please take some time contact the warden, and to get the word out to all of your contacts. We all need to write, call, fax or email Ron Wiley Warden ADX to inquire as to why Jamil Al-Amin has been placed in the hole. No information has been given as to why this transfer was made, but nothing could justify this inhumane treatment.

 Jamil Al-Amin (formerly known as H. Rap Brown)

Jamil Al-Amin (formerly known as H. Rap Brown)

In the past when action has been taken by the public on Jamil Al-Amin’s behalf, changes have been made that benefited him. Please remember to keep your correspondence brief and to the point, and avoid threats, rambling etc. We want positive changes to be made.

The address is:

Warden Ron Wiley
USP Florence ADMAX
U.S. Penitentiary
PO Box 8500
Florence, CO 81226
Phone: 719-784-9100
Fax: 719-784-9504


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Angela Davis | “We are Not Now Living the Dream: Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Human Rights in the 21st Century”

Dr. Angela Davis

Dr. Angela Davis

Angela Davis speaks on the 40th anniversary of MLK’s death. Davis is professor of history of consciousness and feminist studies at the University of California Santa Cruz.  The lecture – “We are Not Now Living the Dream: Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Human Rights in the 21st Century” was given at the Vanderbilt University Law School, April 14, 2008.

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How did Billey Joe Johnson die?

On December 8th [2008], 17-year-old Billey Joe Johnson died from a gunshot wound to the head. Police say he killed himself with a shotgun after being stopped for a simple traffic violation in Lucedale, Mississippi.1 Several things seem to cast doubt on the official story, including an independent investigation that concluded it would have been impossible for the shot that killed Johnson to have been self-inflicted.

billey-joe-johnson1Many on the ground smell a murder and a cover-up. We don’t have all the answers, but it’s clear that in the racially divided town of Lucedale, all the ingredients exist for a miscarriage of justice.

Your voice can help ensure that the District Attorney feels the presence of a national spotlight when he presents his findings to a grand jury on Monday. Let him know that anything short of a thorough investigation will result in massive attention and a call for outside intervention.

Can you lend your voice to demand justice for Billey Joe? Continue reading

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BARS: None of us are free ~ The Angola 3

36 years ago, deep in rural Louisiana, three young black men were silenced for trying to expose continued segregation, systematic corruption, and horrific abuse in the biggest prison in the US, an 18,000-acre former slave plantation called Angola.

Peaceful, non-violent protest in the form of hunger and work strikes organized by inmates, caught the attention of Louisiana’s first black elected legislators and local media in the early 1970s.

State legislative leaders, along with the administration of a newly-elected, reform-minded governor, called for investigations into a host of unconstitutional practices and the extraordinarily cruel and unusual treatment commonplace in the prison.

In 1972 and 1973 prison officials, determined to put an end to outside scrutiny, charged Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox, and Robert King with murders they did not commit and threw them into 6×9 foot cells in solitary confinement, for nearly 36 years. Robert was freed in 2001, but Herman and Albert remain behind bars.


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Columbia community meeting – 16 Sep 08


A sexual attack of college student led city leaders to announce the reopening of a city police substation downtown.

Officials also said they had discussions with county officials about dropping off jail inmates at other locations in the city besides the downtown Sumter Street bus station.

That proposal brought an angry response at Monday’s meeting from city resident and community activist Kevin Gray. He contended that by changing the drop-off spot for inmates released on bail, city leaders were “basically removing the presumption of innocence” from the inmates.

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