[Ppnews] Mutulu Shakur Up for Parole and Moved Again
Political Prisoner News
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Mon May 21 12:26:24 EDT 2007
From: "NYC Jericho Movement" <nycjericho at riseup.net>
Dr. Mutulu Shakur Up For Parole!
Dr. Mutulu Shakur will come up for parole on June 18, 2007. He was
recently moved from the Federal Correctional Complex at Coleman, Florida
to the United States Penitentiary at Pollock, Louisiana and now once again
to USP Atlanta. While the abrupt transfers have somewhat disrupted Dr.
Shakur's preparations for a parole hearing, he, his lawyers and support
network have decided to move forward. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. We are asking
Dr. Shakur's friends, family, and community to support his petition for
parole. We are requesting letters be sent by May 15, 2007. Letters should
be addressed to:
Edward F. Reilly, Jr.
Chairman, U.S. Parole Commission
5550 Friendship Blvd, Suite 420
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7201
Please include the federal government's identification number for Dr.
Shakur: #83205-012. Do not mail the letter directly to the Parole
Commission. Rather please e-mail, fax, or mail.
e-mail to: mxgrm_atl at yahoo.com
fax to: 404-288-8786
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
PO Box 361270
Decatur, GA 30026
Points Supporting Parole of Dr. Mutulu Shakur
Letters supporting Dr. Shakur's parole might want to take into account his
history of service to the community including:
Employment at the Lincoln Detoxification Community (addiction treatment)
Program as a political education instructor. His role evolved to include
counseling and treatment of withdrawal symptoms with acupuncture.
Managing a detoxification program recognized as the largest and most
effective of its kind by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, National
Acupuncture Research Society and the World Academic Society of
Treating thousands of poor and elderly patients who would otherwise have
no access to acupunctural treatment.
Developing the anti-drug program for the Charles Cobb Commission for
Racial Justice for the National Council of Churches.
Since he has been incarcerated:
Dr. Shakur has worked to promote education among other inmates and has
participated in efforts to promote unity between prisoners from different
regions, religious, ethnic and cultural affiliations in institutions where
he was imprisoned.
At each institution where Dr. Shakur has been incarcerated he has worked
with other inmates, staff, and community artists, activists, and
intellectuals to create educational and cultural programs as a vehicle to
encourage positive development for the incarcerated, particularly Black
and Latino youth. If you participated in these programs, please speak
about your experiences and observations.
During his incarceration he has sought peaceful means to resolve conflict.
The above points indicate he will be a productive and positive influence
in any community where he resides. Also, the charges for which he was
convicted were politically motivated and related to a political climate in
which the aim was to eliminate racial discrimination and injustice. Dr.
Shakur has advocated efforts to bring about reconciliation from the
conflict of that period. Keep in mind we are not trying to convert the
Federal Parole Board to a particular ideology or campaign, but to secure
freedom from incarceration for Dr. Shakur.
In the words of Dr. Mutulu Shakur, "Much love and respect. We are not
dispirited. In fact, we are empowered by our resistance."
Preparation for the parole hearing involves considerable legal expenses.
We are asking that you send whatever you can to help us with the costs.
Your donation is tax deductible. Please make you check or money order
payable to IFCO/FFMS and mail to: Family and Friends of Dr. Mutulu Shakur,
P.O. Box 3171, Manhattanville Station, NY, NY 10027
Write to Mutulu at:
Dr. Mutulu Shakur #83205-012
P.O. BOX 150160
ATLANTA, GA 30315
Send commissary (U.S. Post Office money orders only) to Mutulu at: Dr.
Mutulu Shakur #83205-012, P.O. Box 474701, Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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