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        <h1 class="reader-title">Survivors of Lucasville Uprising denied
          phone calls and threatened with solitary to censor them</h1>
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            <div class="date">April 22, 2018</div>
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              <p><strong><em>by Azzurra Crispino with Greg Curry</em></strong></p>
              <p><em>Youngstown, Ohio</em> – The recent prison uprising
                in South Carolina is often described as the <a
href="https://www.democracynow.org/2018/4/17/deadliest_us_prison_riot_in_25">deadliest
                  in 25 years</a>, referencing the Lucasville Uprising,
                which began on April 11, 1993, and lasted 11 days and
                took the lives of <a
                  href="https://www.temple.edu/tempress/chapters_1400/1772_ch1.pdf">nine
                  prisoners and one correctional officer</a>. 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.</p>
              <p>Greg Curry has <a
href="http://sfbayview.com/2018/04/lucasville-rebellion-longest-prison-riot-in-history-began-25-years-ago-on-april-11-1993/">long
                  maintained his innocence</a> 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 <a
                  href="https://socialistworker.org/2018/04/17/when-lucasville-rose-up">in
                  general population</a>, the prison has recently denied
                Greg phone calls.</p>
              <p>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.”</p>
              <p>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.</p>
              <p>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.”</p>
              <h3><span>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.</span></h3>
              <p>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 <a
                  href="http://ijpccincinnati.org/featured/lucasville-25-years/">injustices
                  in the judicial process</a> they have suffered.</p>
              <p>As Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan stated in his <a
href="https://www.workers.org/2018/04/10/lucasville-prison-uprising-25th-anniversary/">recent
                  interview</a> 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 <a
href="https://www.mydaytondailynews.com/news/things-remember-about-the-lucasville-prison-riot-years-later/OOZzf7iPcYnlEKF0wZ8mAM/">agreed
                  to surrender</a> because of this 21-point agreement,
                but 25 years later, it is not being followed.</p>
              <p>Since Greg cannot speak for himself, it is time for us
                to speak out on his behalf and join survivors in
                remembering the <a
href="https://thefinalstrawradio.noblogs.org/post/2018/04/15/after-25-years-two-perspectives-on-the-lucasville-uprising-by-the-final-straw-radio/">Lucasville
                  Uprising</a>.</p>
              <p>Write to Greg: Greg Curry, 213-159, Ohio State
                Penitentiary, 878 Coitsville-Hubbard Rd., Youngstown,
                Ohio 44505.</p>
              <p>Donate to his legal <a
href="https://fundrazr.com/GregCurryLegalFund?ref=em_a7C8d3_ab_9thqMCeLPdc9thqMCeLPdc">fund</a>
                at <a
href="https://fundrazr.com/GregCurryLegalFund?ref=em_a7C8d3_ab_4GJn22OOHiy4GJn22OOHiy">https://fundrazr.com/GregCurryLegalFund?ref=em_a7C8d3_ab_4GJn22OOHiy4GJn22OOHiy</a>.</p>
              <h3><span>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.</span></h3>
              <p>And write the other survivors of the Lucasville
                Uprising <a
                  href="http://www.lucasvilleamnesty.org/p/contact.html">here</a>:
                <a
                  href="http://www.lucasvilleamnesty.org/p/contact.html">http://www.lucasvilleamnesty.org/p/contact.html</a>.</p>
              <p><em>Contact Azzurra Crispino of PAPS Texas at </em><a
                  href="mailto:iheartpaps@gmail.com"><em>iheartpaps@gmail.com</em></a><em>
                  and visit PAPS Texas at </em><a
                  href="https://papstexas.blogspot.com/"><em>https://papstexas.blogspot.com/</em></a><em>.
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