[Pnews] Support Delbert Africa of the MOVE 9 Obtain Parole

Prisoner News ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Tue Aug 20 12:48:04 EDT 2019


**Delbert Orr Africa-of the MOVE 9- has been incarcerated for 41 years.
He faces the Parole Board in September.
Let's Bring Him Home!!!
You can help by writing a support letter for him to the Parole Board.**




Below is an outline and suggestions on writing letters to the 
Pennsylvania Parole Board on behalf of Delbert Africa. *Please mail your 
letters to his attorneys and NOT directly to the parole board.* 
Delbert’s legal team will compile the letters and submit them on his 
behalf. Letters can be typed or handwritten, so long as they are 
legible. Please send the letters so they are postmarked by August 23, 2019.

The letter must include Delbert’s full name and ID number, along with 
the name of the prison where he is held:

Delbert Orr Africa #AM-4985, SCI-Dallas

*DATE: *

*GREETING:* Dear Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (*OR*) To 
whom it may concern:


_Your background/personal info:_

Briefly describe yourself: who you are, your position in work or your 
role in the community, and any points that could establish your ability 
to advise the board about Delbert. If you are not personally acquainted 
with him, tell the judge why you are interested in his case.

_Your relationship with Delbert (if applicable):_

If you know Delbert personally, describe your relationship. How long 
have you known him? Do you write, call or visit with him?

It would be helpful to include descriptions of Delbert’s character, 
compassion, integrity, accomplishments, interests, relationships, 
education, upbringing, family life, interaction with and treatment of 
other people, and your personal and/or professional relationship with 
him. Is he compassionate? Generous? A role model towards others? 
Trustworthy? Committed to making the world a better place? Explain why 
you think this way about him.

When writing about Delbert, please give SPECIFICS: Don’t just say he is 
“a good person,” instead describe the specific things he has done that 
show that he is a good person. Has he helped you personally in some way? 
Provided you with support or mentorship? If there are anecdotes that 
would help the reader develop a better picture Delbert, we encourage you 
to share those.

Do not hesitate to write from the heart, and/or emphasize anything you 
feel is important. One of the goals of your letter is to enable the 
reader to see Delbert through your eyes.

_Post-release support:_ If you are in a position to be able to support 
Delbert when he is released, please state that in the letter. Are you 
able to support him financially? Provide him with housing? Offer him 
employment? What to avoid: Please DO NOT dispute any of the legal issues 
in the case. We believe that the MOVE 9 are wrongfully incarcerated, but 
the parole board is not the venue to challenge their convictions or to 
discuss the injustices of the criminal legal system. Since this is not 
an effort to mislead or create a false impression, be honest and do not 

*ENDING:* Your letter should end with your first and last name printed, 
and with your signature. You must also include your address and phone 

/Please contact their legal team if you have any questions. Please mail 
your letters to the address below./

Legal Team Contact Information:


Brad Thomson People’s Law Office
1180 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60642

Phone: (773) 235-0070 Ext. 123
Email: BradJayThomson at gmail.com

Freedom Archives 522 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110 415 
863.9977 https://freedomarchives.org/
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