[Pnews] Jaan Laaman transferred - Avoids Move to CMU, After Long Period in Segregation

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Tue Jan 2 10:42:10 EST 2018


  Jaan Laaman transferred to USP McCreary in Pine Knot, Kentucky

by 4struggle - December 28, 2017

*Avoids Transfer to CMU, After Long Period in Segregation*

As of December 28, 2017, Jaan K. Laaman, long-time anti-imperialist 
political prisoner, has been transferred to USP McCreary in Kentucky — 
after being held in segregation at USP Tucson for over 270 days — over 8 
months. Please write Jaan at his new address right away so he feels the 
love. We want the prison to be aware that he is supported by folks and 
we have his back.

Please send greetings & love to:

Jaan Laaman #10372-016

USP McCreary

U.S. Penitentiary

P.O. Box 3000

Pine Knot, KY 42635

We’re happy to report that Jaan is back in general population! While at 
Tucson, Jaan was held in segregation (minimum 23 hours a day, locked 
down in a 6×9’ cell) since his birthday on March 21, 2017. Jaan was 
placed into segregation because of two short messages which were shared 
with his close family and friends: this statement in support of the “Day 
Without a Woman Strike 
(International Women’s Day, March 8, 2017) which was printed in the NYC 
Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) update, and “Farewell Thoughts to My Friend, 
Lynne Stewart 
which was broadcast on Prison Radio on March 9, 2017. Prison officials 
made the absurd claim that these statements ‘threaten the security of 
the prison.’

Transfer to CMU Prevented!

Jaan was threatened with transfer to a Communications Management Unit 
because of these statements. Jaan’s pro-bono attorney, Paul Gattone 
filed a lawsuit challenging the attempt to transfer Jaan to a CMU. Paul 
is a people’s lawyer who practices in the areas of civil rights and 
criminal defense, and an owner of Revolutionary Grounds 
<http://revolutionarygroundsonline.com/contact-us/> infoshop in Tucson, AZ.

Preparing for Parole Hearing:

Jaan is a Freedom Fighter and Must Come Home!

Preventing Jaan from being transferred to a CMU was the first goal. Jaan 
is an Elder (69 years old) and needs to be brought home. Jaan should be 
home with his siblings, family and loved ones. Jaan is a freedom fighter 
who was convicted of actively fighting some of the worst crimes against 
humanity in recent history–US backed atrocities like apartheid in South 
Africa and genocidal wars in Central America. Jaan is a lifelong 
anti-racist and anti-imperialist. We need his vision and voice at home 
now more than ever. This work to bring Jaan home will be led by Jaan and 
folks on the outside that Jaan identifies to lead up this effort. Please 
let us know if you would like to help in this effort. Jaan and all 
political prisoners must be brought home and we can make it happen!

This update was written by friends of Jaan Laaman. Contact: 
jaanlaaman at gmail.com <mailto:jaanlaaman at gmail.com>; Facebook: Free Jaan 
Laaman <https://www.facebook.com/Free-Jaan-Laaman-893324014061467/>; 
Twitter: @4StruggleMag <https://twitter.com/4StruggleMag>. Learn more 
about Jaan here <http://www.abcf.net/abc/pdfs/UFF.pdf> and here 

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