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New Campaign: Welcome Home Dylan Sutherlin (Tinley Park Five)

dylan_welcome homeDylan Sutherlin of the Tinley Park 5 is due to be released from prison in July. So Bloomington ABC, NYC ABC, and Sacramento Prisoner Support have launched a campaign to start a release fund for Dylan.

From j.mp/DylanSutherlin:
“In May 2012 five antifascists were arrested and, in early 2013, took non-cooperating plea deals for 3 felonies each for taking part in emphatically stopping a meeting of white supremacists organizing under the guise of the Illinois European Heritage Association at a restaurant in Tinley Park, Illinois. For more information, see tinleyparkfive.wordpress.com.

Dylan Sutherlin is the third of the five to be released, rejoining us in July. Bloomington ABC, NYC ABC, and Sacramento Prisoner Support have launched a campaign to start a release fund for Dylan. By the time Dylan is released, he will have been locked up for over two years, will have a felony record, and certain things just won’t be the same. Let’s help him make a smooth transition! Let’s raise some money and secure a fund that will welcome him upon his release. Your donations will help Dylan pay bills and costs of living while he looks for a job, as well as to buy a phone.”

Please remember that prisoner support doesn’t end when a comrade is released. Through halfway houses, supervised release, parole, or probation, there is usually state supervision beyond the initial sentence. Also, prison is traumatic. And of course there is the stigma of being a former prisoner that effects nearly every aspect of one’s life. All of this adds up to the less obvious, but equally necessary, support needed when our loved ones come home. Donate to your ability and show an anti-fascist comrade how we welcome folks home.

If for whatever reason you’d rather donate to Dylan offline, please make the check payable to Dylan Sutherlin and mail it to:
Sacramento Prisoner Support
Post Office Box 163126
Sacramento, California 95816

If you’d like to write to Dylan to let him know you’re thinking of him and that you’re glad he’s getting out soon, he’d love to hear from you. His current address is:
Dylan Sutherlin M34022
Centralia Correctional Center
Post Office Box 7711
Centralia, Illinois 62801

Donate at j.mp/DylanSutherlin and get more information at tinleyparkfive.wordpress.com.

  1. nycautonomousantifa
    2 June 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Reblogged this on NYC ANTIFA.

  2. 18 June 2014 at 7:06 pm

    The wepay link on the tinleypark5 wordpress page is disabled as wepay stopped doing donations. There’s no link to donate in this page that I could find.

  3. NYC Anarchist Black Cross
    19 June 2014 at 9:58 am

    @michaelnovick the first sentence of the post has the word “donate” linked to the youcaring.com site for Dylan and there are two other places in the body of the post that direct visitors the that site. It appears the tinleyparkfive wordpress is not maintained, but exists as an archive of information on the case. Donations should go through the youcaring.com campaigns set up for each of the Five as they prepare for release. Thanks for visiting, supporting the Five, and being a voice of anti-racist organizing for so long.

  1. 5 July 2014 at 4:18 pm
  2. 5 July 2014 at 4:56 pm

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