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BK/NY – Tuesday, July 21st – Letter-writing to Albert Woodfox

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
WHERE: The Base1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below)

NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet.
COST: Free
This week we are writing to Albert Woodfox, who is one of what is known as the Angola 3. If you’ve heard Albert’s name lately, you may be confused about why we are writing him because in June he was ordered to be released without the possibility of retrial. This order was over four decades late as Albert has been in solitary for 43 years for allegedly stabbing a prison guard.  In actuality Albert, along with Herman Wallace and Robert King Wilkerson, were targeted with these charges in response to them organizing prisoners to build a movement within the walls to desegregate the prison, to end systematic rape and violence, for better living conditions, and worked as jailhouse lawyers helping prisoners file legal papers.  This targeting continued the day following the release order when the Louisiana Attorney General filed for a stay of his release while he appeals the ruling.  Albert Woodfox is still in prison.

If, for whatever reason, you can’t make it to dinner, please take the time to write Albert:

Albert Woodfox #72148
West Feliciana Parish Detention Center
Post Office Box 2727
St. Francisville, Louisiana 70775
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Illustrated Guide Version 10.2 Now Uploaded!

We’ve finished the latest version of the NYC ABCIllustrated Guide to Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War” and it’s available for viewing (and download) by clicking on the tab at the top of this page. This update includes updated mini-bios, photos, and address changes for several prisoners.

BK/NY – Tuesday, January 3rd – Letter-Writing to the Angola 3

What: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
When: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
Where: 885 Park Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (see below for directions)
Cost: Free

First: Happy New Year! If you didn’t get a chance to come to the New Year’s Eve noise demonstration we organized, please take the time to read this reportback. To hear over 200 people calling out the names of comrades lost and those most recently imprisoned was motivating. So much so, in fact, that folks had to take that energy into the streets. And much of that energy still lingers, pushing us to continue the work of supporting our comrades who are still in prison. By now, you probably know that one way we do that is through every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinners. We’ve lost count, but this week’s dinner will be about the 120th we’ve hosted. This week we are focusing on the Angola 3.

The Angola 3 are three black liberationists who, while inside prison, made contact with members of the Black Panther Party. In 1971, this led to the creation of a prison chapter of the BPP. The men then organized prisoners to build a movement within the walls to desegregate the prison, to end systematic rape and violence, for better living conditions, and worked as jailhouse lawyers helping prisoners file legal papers. They organized multiple strikes and sit-ins for better conditions. Still in prison, Shaka Cinque and Herman Wallace were convicted of the 1972 murder of a prison guard. The third member of the Angola 3, Robert Hillary King, has been released and continues to speak out on behalf of his comrades. It is widely held that these men were framed in retaliation to their organizing, convicted under a wholly racist justice system, and systematically tortured via housing in solitary confinement for decades on end.
More info:

If for some insane reason you can’t make it out, but still want to support the prisoners, you can write to them at:
Herman Wallace #76759
Elayn Hunt Correctional Center
Post Office Box 174
Saint Gabriel, Louisiana 70776-0174

Albert Woodfox* #72148
David Wade Correctional Center – N1A
670 Bell Hill Road
Homer, Louisiana 71040
NOTE: Address the envelope to Albert Woodfox, but the letter to Shaka Cinque

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