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          … BREAKING … BREAKING </span></i></b>
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line-height:115%;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">CONTACT:
            </span></b><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Shandre
Delaney,
            mother of one of the Dallas 6 with the Human Rights
            Coalition
            412-403-6101;  Phoebe Jones, Justice for the Dallas 6
            Support Campaign and
            Global Women’s Strike  610-505-4944  </span></p>
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              color:#222222">Jury refuses to convict prisoners charged
              with riot and aggravated
              harassment in landmark “Dallas 6” prisoner whistleblower
              trial.<br>
              Defendants, family members and supporters declare victory
              and call for an end
              to prison abuse and corruption brought to light in
              testimony</span></b></p>
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            style="font-size:12.0pt;
line-height:115%;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222">A
            hung jury in
            the trial of the three remaining prisoner whistleblowers of
            the “Dallas 6” led Judge
            Gelb to declare a mistrial today in Luzerne County,
            Pennsylvania, in a
            closely-watched case that has dragged on for six years. The
            three men, Andre
            Jacobs, Carrington Keys, and Duane Peters, defended
            themselves against charges
            of “riot” and (for Mr Keys) aggravated harassment, while
            exposing rampant abuse
            and corruption at SCI Dallas prison and in the Pennsylvania
            prison system
            generally.  </span></p>
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            style="font-size:12.0pt;
line-height:115%;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222">The
            men were
            supported in their courageous and sustained efforts by their
            mothers and other
            family members, a wide range of supporters from the Justice
            for the Dallas 6
            Support Campaign who came regularly to trial, and by the
            legal team consisting
            of Andre Jacobs and Carrington Keys who, according to
            onlookers, did a
            fantastic job of representing themselves, Attorney Michael
            Wiseman who was invaluable
            as counsel for Duane Peters as well as standby counsel for
            Carrington Keys, and
            Mary Deady also invaluable as standby counsel for Andre
            Jacobs. </span></p>
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            style="font-size:12.0pt;
line-height:115%;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222">Supporters
            say
            their view is the judge was fair and vow to continue their
            fight against the
            abuse that the prisoners sought to expose, as well as to
            protest the waste of
            taxpayer money prosecuting the men instead of investigating
            the abuse.  </span></p>
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            style="font-size:12.0pt;
line-height:115%;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222">Attorney
Michael
            Wiseman, Mr Keys' mother Shandre Delaney, and other family
            members as
            well as supporters are available for interviews about the
            Dallas 6 case.</span></p>
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            color:#222222">* * * * *</span></p>
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              style="font-size:12.0pt;
line-height:115%;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222">Who are the
Dallas
              6?</span></b><span
            style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;
font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222">  On
            April 29, 2010 six
            courageous African American prisoner whistleblowers and
            jailhouse lawyers at
            SCI Dallas staged a peaceful protest against the widespread
            abuse, violence and
            torture by guards against Black, Latino and white prisoners
            which they had
            documented and took a stand against, with the support of
            Human Rights Coalition.  <b>The
              abuse they documented included:</b> <b>beatings; mental
              abuse; foreign objects
              in food such glass, metal, feces, spit, semen and urine;
              mail and legal
              document tampering; deprivation of human contact;
              withholding medication;
              starvation and cutting off water; and coerced suicide. </b> When
            they
            covered their cell doors and windows in non-violent protest,
            prison authorities
            responded with vicious so-called “cell extractions” and four
            months later charged
            them with “rioting” after the criminal complaints they had
            filed were
            publicized.</span></p>
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line-height:115%;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222">Reports
            from
            each day of the trial can be found on the Dallas 6 webpage:
          </span><a moz-do-not-send="true"
            href="http://scidallas6.blogspot.com"><span
              style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:
              115%;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">http://scidallas6.blogspot.com</span></a><span
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style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Justice
for
                      the Dallas 6 Support Campaign:</span></b><span
                    style="font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> Abolitionist Law
                    Center; Every Mother is a
                    Working Mother Network; Fight for Lifers West;
                    Germantown Friends Meeting
                    Mass Incarceration Working Group; Global Women’s
                    Strike & Women of
                    Color@GWS – US; Human Rights Coalition – Fed Up;
                    Human Rights Coalition –
                    Philadelphia; Marcellus Shale Earth First; Mishkan
                    Shalom New Jim Crow
                    Study-Action Group; Payday men’s network; Peacehome
                    Campaigns; Shalefield
                    Organizing Committee.  <b>Endorsements: </b>Art
                    for Justice; Brandywine
                    Peace Community; California Families Against
                    Solitary Confinement (CFASC);
                    The Center for Returning Citizens (TCRC);
                    Decarcerate PA; Defending Dissent
                    Foundation; Global Women’s Strike & Women of
                    Color@GWS – UK; Green Party
                    of Philadelphia (GPOP); Human Rights Defense Center
                    – Lake Worth, Florida; Jewish
                    Voice For Peace - Philadelphia; People’s Opposition
                    to War Imperialism and
                    Racism (POWIR) – Hollywood, Florida; Philadelphia
                    Coalition for REAL Justice;
                    San Francisco Bay View newspaper; Sin Barras –
                    Without (Prison) Bars – Santa
                    Cruz; T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights;
                    WHAT’S UP?! Pittsburgh;
                    Welfare Warriors; Women’s International League for
                    Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
                    – Philadelphia. <b>Individual Endorsements</b>: Pam
                    Africa, International
                    Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal;
                    Patrice Armstead, Building
                    People’s Power and Coalition Demanding Reinstatement
                    of Dr. Monteiro; Malik
                    Aziz, Founder, Men United for a Better Philadelphia
                    and Chairman, National
                    Exhoodus Council; Pastor Antoinette Johnson, King
                    Solomon Baptist Church; Dr.
                    Anthony Monteiro; Rev. Bob Moore, Executive
                    Director, Coalition for Peace
                    Action (for id purposes only); Margaret Prescod,
                    host of “Sojourner Truth” on
                    Pacifica Radio; Dr. Heather Ann Thompson, Professor
                    of African American
                    Studies & History, Temple University; Dr. Cornel
                    West, Princeton
                    University; Dr. Carla Willard, Africana Studies
                    Program, Franklin &
                    Marshall College.  <b>Partnering with:</b> AFSC
                    Prison Watch.</span></p>
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