[Ppnews] Jalil Muntaqim transferred to Attica

Political Prisoner News ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Mon Feb 14 20:50:09 EST 2011

Attached, please find a statement from political prisoner Jalil 
Muntaqim regarding his recent and abrupt transfer from Auburn 
Correctional Facility to Attica Correctional Facility on January 10, 
2011. He is asking for community support, both against this 
retaliatory transfer and against the widespread racist treatment of 
NYS prisoners. He states:


"This morning as I was preparing to go to the marshal, 3 officers and 
a sergeant came to the cell informing me I was going on a medical 
trip. I put on all my state-issued green clothing, was chained, 
shackled, and handcuffed, and was escorted to the van. We then went 
to Utica Christian Medical Center, where they performed ultrasound 
tests on my kidney, liver, and heart. Nothing remarkable was found. 
Around 1:15pm we left to head back, but when we passed the exit 
heading to Auburn, I asked where were they taking me? I was then told 
Attica! I had none of my property!!! When I arrived to Attica, the 
sergeant informed me that he was told by Attica administrators to put 
me in a segregation cell. I doubt they will keep me in this cell for 
long, especially after we get on their cases about the entire situation.

Now this is the deal; obviously this transfer is in retaliation for 
my filing the Article 78 legal petition against Officer Johnston for 
writing a disciplinary report full of lies. Also, because Auburn 
prison officials sought to prevent my legal documents from reaching 
the courts and I filed a grievance proving they were tampering with my mail.

It is alleged and believed that the transfer here is in retaliation 
for me exercising my constitutional rights to petition the court.

Therefore, I am calling for all friends and supporters to call Brian 
Fischer, Commissioner of NYS DOCS, and urge him to have me 
transferred back to Auburn. Then, we will be moving to demand the NYS 
Attorney General and Eric Holder, US Attorney General, to make an 
official investigation into racist brutality of prisoners, and sexual 
harassment/frisking of prisoners by correctional guards with the full 
knowledge and acquiescence of his administration.

I am asking friends and supporters to call often and be consistent in 
challenging NYS treatment of me and all NYS political prisoners!"

Since this was written, Jalil has been released from the segregation 
unit into the general population. The majority of his property was 
lost, including his typewriter, winter boots, coat, and sweaters.  He 
was admitted less than half of his personal and legal materials.

CALL AND SUPPORT! Demand immediate return to Auburn, and access to 
personal property!

Brian Fischer, Commissioner of NYS DOCS

(518) 457-8126

Mark L. Bradt, Superintendant of Attica Correctional Facility

(585) 591-2000

Jalil can be reached at:

Mr. Anthony Bottom 77A-4283

Attica Correctional Facility, PO Box 149

Attica NY 14011-0149

For more information about Jalil, go to 

Freedom Archives
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

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