[sixties-l] US Political Prisoners Segregated After Sept. 11 Attacks

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Date: Thu Sep 20 2001 - 14:07:20 EDT

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    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "Block, Diana" <DBlock@sfghpeds.ucsf.edu>
    > Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001
    > Several political prisoners in the U.S. Federal Prison System have in
    > the last few days, (since Sept. 11), been rounded up into isolation
    > units. (SHU: security Housing Units) These political prisoners include
    > Marilyn Buck, Sundiata Acoli, and Carlos Alberto Torres. Marilyn for
    > instance, is not receiving mail, not able to make phone calls, and
    > perhaps most disturbingly-- cannot communicate with her lawyers.
    > We've been asking the lawyers if this is legal - they think the
    > prisoners are not supposed to lose their right to counsel no matter what
    > the circumstances.. Abrogating the right to council erases a
    > fundamental civil right. No one in the Bureau of Prisons will say how
    > long this punishment and suspension of civil rights for political
    > prisoners will go on.
    > We DO want people to know this is happening.. Do spread the word in the
    > political community and to the media about this example of stripping
    > away of our basic rights in the name of fighting terrorism. *** BUT ,
    > this is a very delicate situation and the prisoners are vulnerable so
    > ** Please no phone or fax campaigns yet,. until we have more information
    > from the attorneys.
    > Outside contact for Marilyn Buck is Friends of Marilyn Buck:
    > c/o Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, 100
    > McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. E-mail:
    > fombuck@yahoo.com. (This outside
    > support group includes members who also work with Out of Control,
    > Leonard Peltier Defense
    > Committee, California Coalition for Women Prisoners, Bay Area
    > chapter of Jericho Amnesty
    > Movement, the New York Three, PARC and other prison activist
    > organizations).
    > More info on Marilyn at
    > http://www.prisonactivist.org/pps+pows/marilynbuck/
    > I believe more info on Sundiata and Carlos can be linked to via
    > http://www.prisonactivist.org/links/
    > or at http://www.thejerichomovement.com/
    > --Lisa Rudman

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