[Pnews] Survivors of Lucasville Uprising denied phone calls and threatened with solitary to censor them

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  Survivors of Lucasville Uprising denied phone calls and threatened
  with solitary to censor them

April 22, 2018
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*/by Azzurra Crispino with Greg Curry/*

/Youngstown, Ohio/ – The recent prison uprising in South Carolina is 
often described as the deadliest in 25 years 
<https://www.democracynow.org/2018/4/17/deadliest_us_prison_riot_in_25>, 
referencing the Lucasville Uprising, which began on April 11, 1993, and 
lasted 11 days and took the lives of nine prisoners and one correctional 
officer <https://www.temple.edu/tempress/chapters_1400/1772_ch1.pdf>. 
This week is the 25th anniversary of the 1993 Lucasville uprising, which 
is being “celebrated” by correctional officers by silencing the 
survivors of that riot, some of whom were framed for murder while the 
prisoners responsible for the violence were able to plead out and avoid 
punishment.

Greg Curry has long maintained his innocence 
<http://sfbayview.com/2018/04/lucasville-rebellion-longest-prison-riot-in-history-began-25-years-ago-on-april-11-1993/> 
regarding the Lucasville Uprising, but was nevertheless convicted of 
murder. He has been asking all of his supporters to raise awareness of 
the Lucasville Uprising during this anniversary. Unable to legally 
censor the survivors of the Lucasville Uprising who are in general 
population 
<https://socialistworker.org/2018/04/17/when-lucasville-rose-up>, the 
prison has recently denied Greg phone calls.

According to Greg’s long-time romantic partner, he was able to get a 
visit from his mother but has had his JPay access and phone calls 
suspended “indefinitely.” “This is so unusual. Greg and I talk every day 
and email every day. EVERY day.”

She also let us know that Greg, who was recently released from 
administrative segregation, is facing another trip to the hole in what 
can only be described as an attempt by Ohio State Penitentiary to 
silence him from speaking out about what really happened at Lucasville 
25 years ago.

Greg writes, “In 2017, the state lost an important battle on that front. 
The five prisoners held at Ohio’s Supermax (for 20 years) are now 
allowed to do face-to-face interviews. All month long we will be shining 
light on the brutal treatment inside the prison and biased treatment in 
the judicial process.”


      Greg, who was recently released from administrative segregation,
      is facing another trip to the hole in what can only be described
      as an attempt by Ohio State Penitentiary to silence him from
      speaking out about what really happened at Lucasville 25 years ago.

In other words, Greg and others were planning on doing interviews, but 
have been stopped by the inability to access the phones and are being 
threatened with more time in the hole for speaking out about the 
injustices in the judicial process 
<http://ijpccincinnati.org/featured/lucasville-25-years/> they have 
suffered.

As Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan stated in his recent interview 
<https://www.workers.org/2018/04/10/lucasville-prison-uprising-25th-anniversary/> 
regarding the Lucasville Uprising, “Part of the 21-point agreement, that 
no inmate or group of inmates would be singled out for retaliatory 
action, that was not the case” and we can infer this continues not to be 
the case. The prisoners agreed to surrender 
<https://www.mydaytondailynews.com/news/things-remember-about-the-lucasville-prison-riot-years-later/OOZzf7iPcYnlEKF0wZ8mAM/> 
because of this 21-point agreement, but 25 years later, it is not being 
followed.

Since Greg cannot speak for himself, it is time for us to speak out on 
his behalf and join survivors in remembering the Lucasville Uprising 
<https://thefinalstrawradio.noblogs.org/post/2018/04/15/after-25-years-two-perspectives-on-the-lucasville-uprising-by-the-final-straw-radio/>.

Write to Greg: Greg Curry, 213-159, Ohio State Penitentiary, 878 
Coitsville-Hubbard Rd., Youngstown, Ohio 44505.

Donate to his legal fund 
<https://fundrazr.com/GregCurryLegalFund?ref=em_a7C8d3_ab_9thqMCeLPdc9thqMCeLPdc> 
at 
https://fundrazr.com/GregCurryLegalFund?ref=em_a7C8d3_ab_4GJn22OOHiy4GJn22OOHiy.


      Since Greg cannot speak for himself, it is time for us to speak
      out on his behalf and join survivors in remembering the Lucasville
      Uprising.

And write the other survivors of the Lucasville Uprising here 
<http://www.lucasvilleamnesty.org/p/contact.html>: 
http://www.lucasvilleamnesty.org/p/contact.html.

/Contact Azzurra Crispino of PAPS Texas at //iheartpaps at gmail.com/ 
<mailto:iheartpaps at gmail.com>/and visit PAPS Texas at 
//https://papstexas.blogspot.com///. /

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