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Tuesday, May 16th- Letter Writing to Ed Poindexter

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing
WHEN: Tuesday, May 16th, 2023
COST: Free

Once again, we are asking to send some love to a political prisoner in a time of exacerbated need. Prisons don’t treat Black people or political prisoners well, and they certainly don’t treat Black political prisoners well.

Ed Poindexter‘s left leg was amputated below the knee earlier this month due to lack of proper medical care; this was done without notifying his family or supporters. Ed has diabetes and receives dialysis three days a week; he underwent triple bypass heart surgery in 2016. Here is a call in campaign that is active until the end of the month.

Ed Poindexter and Mondo we Langa are commonly known as the “Omaha Two.” They were leaders of the Black Panther Party in Omaha in the late 1960s and, like others, were targeted both by the Omaha police and the FBI under its notorious COINTELPRO spying and disruption program.

In August 1970, the Two were framed on charges of killing an Omaha police officer, who died after being lured into a home where a suitcase bomb exploded. They were subsequently imprisoned. After a long illness, we Langa died in 2016 after 45 years in prison, while Ed Poindexter remains locked up.

Ed has a cataract in one eye that makes it difficult for him to read, so please type your letter in 18 point or larger font. The Nebraska Department of Corrections does not plan to allow Ed to have surgery for the cataract because “he has one good eye.”

Please join NYC ABC in supporting Ed by sending him a letter of encouragement.
This is the current address where he is still recovering, as far as we know as of this posting:

Ed Poindexter #27767
Reception and Treatment Center
P.O. Box 22800
Lincoln, NE 68542-2800

Or to what has been address and will presumably be again once he is well enough (below).
Though we would of course prefer that he be allowed to go home, and are hoping that happens soon!

Ed Poindexter #27767
Nebraska State Penitentiary
Post Office Box 22500
Lincoln, Nebraska 68542

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