jericho banner

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Keep informed!
Sign up for our elist

Name:

Email:

Subscribe:


Write to the prisoners!

Download political prisoner posters!

Political Prisoner Radio!

Where We Live Radio Thursday Nights at 9 p.m.!

Video: America's Political Prisoners!

Video: The Story of Kamau Sadiki, Assata Shakur and the Black Liberation Army!

Audio: Mumia Abu-Jamal: Back to the Bad Old Days!

April 24 PP/POW Statements!

Visits with NYS PPs!

Imani Haynes Report on Visit with Robert Seth Hayes!

Natacha and Adeline Visit Jalil Muntaqim!

NYS PPs Current Parole and Other Legal Issues!

Robert Seth Hayes 2016 Parole Denial and Appeal!

Jalil Muntaqim 2016 Parole Denial and Appeal!

Articles and News on or by our Political Prisoners!

Farewell thoughts to my friend Lynne Stewart!
By Jaan K. Laaman

Video about RAPP with shots of poster on Herman and other political prisoners

WRITINGS BY JALIL MUNTAQIM

THANK YOU SISTERS!
By Jaan K. Laaman

VISITING PP HERMAN BELL IN THE AGE OF TRUMP By Susie Day

REFLECTIONS ON WHITE SUPREMACY
By Jaan K. Laaman

THE CRIMINALIZATION OF THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY AND REWRITING OF HISTORY
By Robert J. Boyle

Check Out Upcoming Events!

International Offensive to Free Mumia and All Political Prisoners!

NYC, Mon., April 23: Indigenous Resistance Panel with Lenny Foster at NYU!

Ongoing Campaigns!

Make 3 phone calls to demand healthcare for Mumia Abu-Jamal!

Ten Things YOU Can Do
for the Freedom of Political Prisoners!

Support PP Marius Mason Fundraiser for College Courses!

Prisoner of Conscience Ana Belen Montes has Cancer!

Watch the video of Robert Seth Hayes speaking about Medical Neglect and Parole!

Support The Jericho Movement's call for hearings on COINTELPRO!


Locate someone in the Federal Bureau of Prisons & send money

Support environmental political prisoners!

In the Spirit of Nelson Mandela Campaign
to Bring Back the International Jurists!

More on the International Jurists Campaign!

Read the National Jericho Newsletter Volume 1!

Read the National Jericho Newsletter Volume 2!

Check back soon for reports, photos and videos
of Jericho's 20th Anniversary!

April 16, 2018 Update on Emergency Medical Alert
for Political Prisoner Robert Seth Hayes

As people know, ensuring that Robert Seth Hayes receives adequate medical care has been an ongoing struggle over the past 20 years.

Seth had been in the infirmary from March 29, 2018 until April 10, 2018 due to extreme fluctuations in his blood glucose levels, from lows of 62 to highs of 600 plus. Since Seth was in the infirmary and could only eat the food provided to him by DOCCS, it seems clear that the diet he is being given is totally inadequate for diabetics.

He has been taken off the pump and is relying on insulin shots and fingersticks (four times daily) to control his sugars. As people know, the insulin pump/continuous glucose monitoring device was recommended for Seth by the endocrinologist as a life-saving measure.

Seth was supposed to see the endocrinologist at Albany Medical Center in March, but this has still not happened.

Please call, fax and email Dr. Koenigsmann:

Carl J. Koenigsmann M.D.
Deputy Commissioner/Chief Medical Officer
NYS DOCCS Division of Health Services
Harriman State Campus, Building #2
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12226-2050
Phone: 518-457-7073
Fax: 518-445-7553
Carl.Koenigsmann@doccs.ny.gov

Also call Superintendent Keyser:

Superintendent Keyser
Sullivan Correctional Facility
325 Riverside Drive
Fallsburg, New York 12733
(845) 434-2080

Demand that Robert Seth Hayes #74A2280 be taken immediately to Albany Medical Center for a consult with the endocrinologist. Once again, NYS DOCCS is violating Seth's constitutional and human right to adequate health care, in addition to being in stark violation of the United Nations Nelson Mandela Rules on the treatment of prisoners.

Remember that the last time Seth went to AMC his sugars were 1130, although equipment at Sullivan was reading in the 550 range.

Seth recently got the word he was denied medical parole. LET'S FLOOD THOSE PHONE AND FAX LINES!

Feel free to email nycjericho@gmail.com to let us know what response you receive. Staff at Sullivan usually state that Superintendent Keyser will not take phone calls and that all complaints must be in writing. If that is the case, ask to speak with guidance and ask for Seth's counsellor. A woman named Shauna at Dr. Koenigsmann's office has been extremely rude to people and has hung up the phone on them. If this happens, please send an email to Dr. Koenigsmann and also fax him.

Watch the March 23, 2018 Press Conference for Herman Bell

Urgent Action: Demand NY Parole Herman Bell

On Friday, April 20, 2018, Judge Koweek Ruled in Favor of Herman Bell's Release. He set the date of April 27, 2018 at 5 p.m. for Herman's release on parole. Read the decision here!

Dear friends,

The New York State Board of Parole granted Herman Bell release in March. Since the Board’s decision, there has been significant backlash from the Police Benevolent Association, other unions, Mayor De Blasio and Governor Cuomo. They are demanding that Herman be held indefinitely, the Parole Commissioners who voted for his release be fired, and that people convicted of killing police be left to die in prison.

We want the Governor, policymakers, and public to know that we strongly support the Parole Board’s lawful, just and merciful decision. We also want to show support for the recent changes to the Board, including the appointment of new Commissioners and the direction of the new parole regulations, which base release decisions more on who a person is today and their accomplishments while in prison than on the nature of their crime.

Herman has a community of friends, family and loved ones eagerly awaiting his return. At 70 years old and after 45 years inside, it is time for Herman to come home.

Here are three things you can do RIGHT NOW to support Herman Bell:
CALL New York State Governor Cuomo’s Office NOW
518-474-8390

EMAIL New York State Governor Cuomo’s Office
https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/governor-contact-form

TWEET at Governor Cuomo: use the following sample tweet:
“@NYGovCuomo: stand by the Parole Board’s lawful & just decision to release Herman Bell. At 70 years old and after more than 40 years of incarceration, his release is overdue. #BringHermanHome.”

Script for phone calls and emails:

“Governor Cuomo, my name is __________and I am a resident of [New York State/other state/other country]. I support the Parole Board’s decision to release Herman Bell and urge you and the Board to stand by the decision. I also support the recent appointment of new Parole Board Commissioners, and the direction of the new parole regulations, which base release decisions more on who a person is today than on the nature of their crime committed years ago. Returning Herman to his friends and family will help the heal the many harms caused by crime and decades of incarceration. The Board’s decision was just, merciful and lawful, and it will benefit our communities and New York State as a whole.”

Thank you for your support and contributions.

With gratitude,
Supporters of Herman Bell and Parole Justice New York

A two-part (both short) interview by Attorney Bob Boyle and RAPP member Jose Saldana (who just got out of prison in January after 38 years).

"Judge Suspends Release of Herman Bell, Elderly Black Panther Jailed 45 Years, Amid Police Pressure" (Part One) https://www.democracynow.org/2018/4/6/judge_suspends_release_of_herman_bell - April 6, 2018: Amy Goodman interviews RAPP's Jose Saldana and Attorney Robert Boyle on Democracy Now!

The same link will give you parts 1 and 2 of this interview. Look on the righthand side of the video for the link.

Action Alert for Political Prisoner Rev. Joy Powell

REV. JOY POWELL IN URGENT NEED OF SUPPORT (ACTION):

On January 22, 2018, Joy did a TV interview exposing the brutality of Bedford Hills Correctional Facility (including the recent Fentenyl OD-related death of a prisoner there). Three days before the interview, she was harassed at the law library for having "two book bags and a shoulder bag," which was too many bags, according to them, even though they were all filled with legal material. Said material was confiscated.

Shortly after the interview itself, Joy was placed in SHU (solitary), as the same officers responsible for the above claimed that two pills fell out of her pocket, as reason for placing her in SHU.

DSS Michael Daye and Lt. McBride are responsible, as they've been harassing her and we ask you to CALL BHCF and demand HANDS OFF JOY POWELL (see details below).

The NYS SHU Exclusion Law is meant to prohibit confining seniors with health issues in solitary (Joy is diabetic, and has NOT been able to monitor her blood sugar because of this). A Sgt McDaniels has NOT been allowing her to carry snacks at all times (a medical requirement, due to her diabetes) out of malice and against medical advice.

Please call / write Joseph Joseph, Superintendent of BHCF

914-241-3100

247 Harris Rd,
Bedford Hills, NY 10507

Also, please call Don Venetozzi (518-457-2337), as he oversees discipline at NYS DOCCS...

Please ask "that DSS Michael Daye, Lt. McBride and Sgt. McDaniels NOT be allowed to harass inmates and violate the legal and medical safeguards of Joy Powell # 07G0632... that Joy Powell be released IMMEDIATELY from SHU, as she is a senior citizen with health issues, and has been placed in there in retaliation for speaking to the media about the abhorrent conditions at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility!"

Please request that she be allowed to have snacks on her at all times, that she be allowed to monitor her blood sugar 3x daily and that she be free of harassment when going to and from the law library.


NYC Jericho Movement, P.O. Box 670927, Bronx, NY 10467