[Ppnews] Return Imam Jamil Al-Amin to Georgia

Political Prisoner News ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Tue Mar 13 20:14:12 EDT 2012

Imam Jamil Al-Amin on Facebook wrote:  We have a 
goal of 1000 signatures by the rally on March 
19th! Please take a moment to sign this petition 
for Imam Jamil Al-Amin and share it with your friends.


The Petition

On Thursday, August 2, 2007, the public learned 
that Imam Jamil Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap 
Brown, no longer was in the custody of the State 
of Georgia; he had been moved, without 
notification to his attorneys or family 
members,from the Georgia State Prison at 
Reidsville, Georgia into the custody of the 
Federal Bureau of Prisons. Information provided 
to the press indicated that Imam Jamil was moved 
to Oklahoma City and then within a day to the 
ADMAX federal prison in Florence, Colorado.

Imam Jamil continues to challenge the abrupt and 
unwarranted transfer out of the State of Georgia. 
The transfer to federal custody in a facility 
over 1,400 miles away removes him from the 
Georgia area where family and friends would be 
able to visit on a regular basis. The move 
continues to isolate him from other inmates and 
the opportunity to worship with others, and it 
further imposes harsh conditions which Imam Jamil 
challenged while incarcerated in the Georgia prison system.

Attorneys questioned the Georgia Department of 
Corrections as to the reason for Imam Jamil’s 
transfer to federal custody, even though he has 
not been charged or convicted of a federal crime. 
Devon Orland, Department of Law, State of Georgia, responded:

“The decision to transfer Mr. Al-Amin was made in 
conjunction with the federal government and was 
based upon legitimate security concerns. As for 
the specific events that led to his transfer I am 
not at liberty to discuss those but can tell you 
that there were legitimate security concerns. 
Neither I, nor anyone with the Department of 
Corrections has control over where Mr. Al-Amin 
will be housed within the federal system. He will 
be subject to the same rules for transfer as any 
other prisoner within that system and you will 
need to check with them as to his current status, 
likelihood of his being housed within Georgia and 
rules regarding attorney contact and legal mail. 
Mr. Al-Amin is in the custody of the Federal 
Bureau of Prisons but is under a State of Georgia 
prison sentence so “responsibility” is hard to 
define out of context. The Bureau of Prisons is 
responsible for the care and incarceration of Mr. 
Al-Amin if that is the question you are asking

Help us let them know that we won't stand for this, bring him home.


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