[Pnews] Support political prisoner Jalil Muntaqim - tweet Wed, January 11

Prisoner News ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Mon Jan 9 13:24:53 EST 2017

Jalil Muntaqim has been in the SHU since December 6th for teaching Black 
History - a course approved by the administration. He's taught Black 
History for almost 2 months, now teaching about the 1960’s, anti-Vietnam 
War movement and the Black Panther Party.

Jalil was written up because the authorities didn’t like what he was 
teaching, so he was placed in the SHU with 5 charges.

This is part of an ongoing program to censor Jalil, which escalated this 
year after he beat charges for writing a letter to an outside 
organization and was denied newspapers from the outside.

 From Jalil:

As you know, I have been suffering intense harassment, first messing 
with my mail, trying to put me in SHU for writing to I Am We Prison 
Advocacy Network, then denying me receipt of The Militant newspaper, now 
succeeding by taking comments out of a 1 and a half hour lecture and 
cobbling them into a narrative to fit rule violations, removing them 
from the original context and intent. Given the recent NY Times 
newspaper articles exposing the racist practices of both disciplinary 
hearings and parole board decisions, it is apparent the harsh penalty in 
this case coincides with the findings of the NY Times articles.

In this regard, it is important that folk know this seemingly 
unrelenting harassment is consistent with the NYS Correctional Officers 
Association’s alliance with the PBA’s opposition to my release on 
parole. With the growing and mounting campaign to persuade Gov. Cuomo to 
grant my application to commute the sentence, these entities are 
mounting a campaign to thwart any possibility for success at the parole 
board. We must vigorously condemn this disciplinary sanction and demand 
that it be reversed. But just as importantly, we need to further expose 
the racist nature of the disciplinary process and correctional 
guards/administrators persistent efforts to prohibit my release on parole.

Jalil would like support and is asking that we get the word out by 
focusing on a Twitter Storm this Wednesday January 11th to Governor Cuomo


In addition to appealing this latest parole denial, Jalil has also 
submitted a request to Governor Cuomo for commutation of sentence to 
time served.

*Tweet the following message to Governor Cuomo:

I add my voice to demand: Commutation of sentence for Anthony Jalil 
Bottom #77A4283 NOW! #clemency4jalil*

Ask your friends, family, co-workers, church members, classmates or 
union members, to support this campaign! United our voices can make 
freedom happen!

*If you don’t tweet, call the governor at: 1-518-474-8390
or write the governor at:

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224*
Freedom Archives 522 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110 415 
863.9977 www.freedomarchives.org
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