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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cuba and Black American Political Prisoner Escapees

Now that President Obama is calling for 'new beginning' with Cuba what will happen to all the black American political prisoner escapees' from the United States who have found peace in Cuba? Take for instance the case of Assata Shakur. Not to be confused with Cuban Political Prisoners.

Click here to get this Assata poster

Assata Shakur has been living in Cuba since 1986, after escaping from prison where she was serving a life sentence imposed in a highly disputed trial. Assata was a Black Panther then a Black Liberation Army (BLA) leader in the early '70s, so she was a target of the FBI's COINTELPRO operation. Assata was captured in a shoot-out resulting from resistance to yet another "driving while black" police action in 1973 on the New Jersey State Turnpike. This time a State Trooper was killed. Zayd Shakur, traveling in the car with Assata, was also killed.

The third person in the car, Sundiata Acoli, is still serving time over 30 years later and has recently been denied parole for another 20 years. According to one of Sundiata' attorney, Joan P. Gibbs, "Assata, at the time of her arrest, was 'wanted' on federal and state charges in New York, all of which juries subsequently found her not guilty of or were dismissed." As was later proved through medical forensics, Assata was wounded at the time of her capture by a cowardly shot from the rear, while she had her hands up. She was given a paraffin test, which failed to reveal any gunpowder residue, meaning it would have been hard for her to have fired a gun. While recovering from her wounds, she was tortured at the hands of the State Police Nazis (no hyperbole here, they were WWII Nazis brought to America). She was convicted by an all white jury in 1977 and sentenced to life in prison. Before her daring escape from prison in 1979, Assata Shakur served a total of six years behind bars where she would also give birth to her daughter Kakuya.

The following passage is excerpted from Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur and was originally delivered by Assata Shakur as part of her opening statement while acting as co-counsel in her own defense for charges stemming from the New Jersey Turnpike incident: More HERE

AAPP: One has to wonder how the US can urge Cuba to free political prisoners when we have black panthers and other black movement political prisoners still in prisons across America? Let us not forget about the 'Prisoners of the War on Drugs' that resulted in the mass incarceration of non-violent drug offenders at a huge, inefficient expense to tax-payers. Let us not forget about the recent US Supreme Court decision to refuse a hearing for political prisoner Mumia Abu- Jamal.

Here is a list of political prisoners and prisoners of war who exist inside of the United States despite the United States’ government’s continued denial ... and winning amnesty and freedom for these political prisoners should be a goal of all Americans. To find out more about The Jericho Movement check out our website:
www.thejerichomovement.com • nationaljericho@gmail.com

Abdullah, Haki Malik (s/n Michael Green) # C-56123
PO Box 3456, Corcoran, CA 93212

Abu-Jamal, Mumia #AM 8335
SCI-Greene, 175 Progress Drive, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Birthday: April 24, 1954

Acoli, Sundiata #39794-066
FCI Otisville, P.O. Box 1000, Otisville, NY 10963
Birthday: January 14, 1937

Africa, Charles Simms #AM4975
SCI Graterford, Box 244, Graterford PA 19426
Birthday: April 7, 1956

Africa, Debbie Sims #006307
451 Fullerton Ave, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403-1238
Birthday: August 4, 1956

Africa, Delbert Orr #AM4985
SCI Dallas Drawer K, Dallas, PA 18612
Birthday: June 21, 1951

Africa, Edward Goodman #AM4974
301 Morea Road, Frackville, PA 17932
Birthday: October 21, 1949

Africa, Janet Holloway #006308
451 Fullerton Ave, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403-1238
Birthday: April 13, 1951

Africa, Janine Phillips #006309
451 Fullerton Ave, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403-1238
Birthday: April 25, 1956

Africa, Michael Davis #AM4973
SCI Graterford, Box 244, Graterford, PA 19426-0244
Birthday: October 6, 1955

Africa, William Phillips #AM4984
SCI Dallas Drawer K, Dallas, PA 18612
Birthday: January 1, 1956

Al-Amin, Jamil Abdullah # 99974-555
USP Florence ADMAX, P.O. Box 8500, Florence, CO 81226
Birthday: October 4, 1943

Arrow, Tre #70936-065
FCI Herlong, PO Box 800, Herlong, CA 96113

Azania, Zolo #4969
Indiana State Prison, P.O. Box 41, Michigan City, IN 46361
Birthday: December 12, 1954

Barnes, Grant #137563
San Carlos Correctional Facility, PO Box 3, Pueblo, CO 81002

Barrios, Luis #93613-020
MCC New York, 150 Park Row, New York, NY 10007

Bell, Herman 2318931
San Francisco County Jail, 850 Bryant St., San Francisco CA 94103
Birthday: January 14, 1948

Beltrán Torres, Haydée #88462-024
SCI Tallahassee, 501 Capitol Circle NE, Tallahassee, FL 32031

Block, Nathan #36359-086
FCI Lompoc, 3600 Guard Road, Lompoc, CA 93436

Bomani Sababu, Kojo (Grailing Brown) #39384-066
USP Coleman 1, P.O. Box 1033, Coleman, FL 33521

Boudreaux, Ray 2301300
Out on bail, but can be reached at:
Committee for the Defense of Human Rights
P.O. Box 90221, Pasadena, CA 91109, (415) 226-1120

Bowen, Joseph AM-4272,
1 Kelley Drive, Coal Township, PA 17866-1021

Bowers, Veronza #35316-136
USP Atlanta, P.O. Box 150160, Atlanta, GA 30315
Birthday: February 4

Brown, Richard 2300819
Out on bail, but can be reached at:
Committee for the Defense of Human Rights
P.O. Box 90221, Pasadena, CA 91109, (415) 226-1120

Buck, Marilyn #00482-285
Unit A, Camp Parks, 5701 Eighth Street, Dublin, CA 94568
Birthday: December 13

Burton, Fred "Muhammad" AF 3896
SCI Somerset, 1590 Walters Mill Rd, Somerset, PA 15510
Birthday: December 15, 1946

Campa, Rubén #58738-004
(envelope addessed to Rubén Campa,
letter addressed to Fernando Gonzáles)
FCI Terre Haute, P.O. Box 33, Terre Haute, IN 47808
Birthday: August 18, 1963

Chubbuck, Byron Shane (Oso Blanco) #07909-051
FCI Talladega, P.O. Box 1000, Talladega, AL 35160
Birthday: February 26, 1967

Conroy, Jacob # 93501-011
FCI Terminal Island, P.O. Box 3007, San Pedro, CA 90731

Conway, Marshall Eddie #116469
Jessup Correctional Institution, P.O. Box 534, Jessup, MD 20794
Birthday: April 23, 1946

Dunne, Bill #10916-086
USP Big Sandy, P.O. Box 2068, Inez, KY 41224
Birthday: August 3

Fitzgerald, Romaine “Chip” #B-27527
Centinela State Prison, FC-2-110, PO Box 921, Imperial, CA 92251
http://www.freechip.org/

Gazzola, Lauren # 93497-011
FCI Danbury, Route #37, Danbury, CT 06811

Gilday, William # W33537
MCI Shirley, PO Box 1218, Shirley, MA 01464-1218

Gilbert, David #83A6158
Clinton Correctional Facility, P.O. Box 2001, Dannemora, NY 12929
Birthday: October 6, 1944

González, René #58738-004
FCI Marianna, P.O. Box 7007, Marianna, FL 32447-7007
Birthday: August 13, 1956

Guerrero, Antonio #58741-004
U.S.P. Florence, P.O. Box 7000, Florence CO 81226
Birthday: October 18, 1958

Harper, Joshua # 29429-086
FCI Sheridan, P.O. Box 5000, Sheridan, OR 97378

Hatcher, Eddie #0173499
Central Prison, 1300 Western Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27606

Hayes, Robert Seth #74-A-2280
Wende CF, Wende Rd., PO Box 1187, Alden, NY 14004-1187
Birthday: October 15, 1948

Hernández, Alvaro Luna #255735
Hughes Unit, Rt. 2, Box 4400, Gatesville, TX 76597
Birthday: May 12, 1952

Hernández, Gerardo #58739-004
U.S.P. Victorville, P.O. Box 5500, Adelanto, CA 92301
Birthday: July 4, 1965

Hilton, Freddie (Kamau Sadiki) #0001150688
Augusta State Medical Prison, Bldg 13A-2 E7
3001 Gordon Highway, Grovetown, GA 30813

Jones, Henry W. (Hank) 2301301
Out on bail, but can be reached at:
Committee for the Defense of Human Rights
P.O. Box 90221, Pasadena, CA 91109, (415) 226-1120

Kambui, Sekou (William Turk) #113058
Box 56, SCC (B1-21), Elmore, AL 36025-0056
Birthday: September 6, 1948

Kjonaas, Kevin # 93502-011
Unit I, FCI Sandstone, P.O. Box 1000, Sandstone, MN 55072

Koti, Mohamman Geuka 80A-0808
354 Hunter Street, Ossining, NY 10562-5442
Birthday: October 11, 1926

Laaman, Jaan Karl #10372-016
USP Tucson, P.O. Box 24550, Tucson, AZ 85734

Birthday: March 21, 1948

Lake, Richard Mafundi #079972
Donaldson CF, 100 Warrior Lane, Bessemer, AL 35023-7299

Langa, Mondo We (David Rice) #27768,
Nebraska State Penitentiary, P.O. Box 2500, Lincoln, NE 68542
Birthday: May 21, 1947

Latine, Maliki Shakur # 81-A-4469
Great Meadow CF, P.O. Box 51, Comstock, NY 12821

López Rivera, Oscar #87651-024
FCI Terre Haute, P.O. Box 33, Terre Haute, IN 47808
Birthday: January 6, 1943

Luers, Jeffrey (Free) #13797671
CRCI, 9111 NE Sunderland Ave, Portland, OR 97211-1708

Birthday: December 5

Lutalo, Ojore # 59860
PO Box 861, #901548, Trenton NJ 08625
Birthday: August 6

Magee, Ruchell Cinque # A92051
C-2 107L CSATF/State Prison at Corcoran
P.O Box 5242, Corcoran, CA 93212

Majid, Abdul (Anthony Laborde) #83-A-0483
Drawer B, Green Haven CF, Stormville, NY 12582-0010
Birthday: June 25, 1949

Manning, Thomas #10373-016
USP Hazelton, P.O. Box 2000, Bruceton Mills, WV 26525
Birthday: June 28, 1946

McDavid, Eric 16209-097
FCI Victorville Medium II, PO Box 5300, Adelanto, CA 92301
Birthday: October 7

McGowan, Daniel #63794-053
USP Marion, P.O. Box 1000, Marion, IL 62959

Medina, Luís #58734-004
(envelope is addressed to Luis Medina, letter to Ramón Labañino)
USP McCreary, P.O. Box 3000, Pine Knot, KY 42635
Birthday: June 9, 1963

Muntaqim, Jalil (Anthony Bottom) #2311826
San Francisco County Jail, 850 Bryant St., San Francisco CA 94103
Birthday: October 18, 1951

Odinga, Sekou #05228-054
USP Florence ADMAX, P.O. Box 8500, Florence, CO 81226
Birthday: June 17, 1944

Olson, Sara #W94197
506-10-04 Low, CCWF, P.O. Box 1508, Chowchilla, CA 93610-1508
Birthday: January 16, 1947

O'Neal, Richard 2300818
Out on bail, but can be reached at:
Committee for the Defense of Human Rights
P.O. Box 90221, Pasadena, CA 91109, (415) 226-1120

Paul, Jonathan #07167-085
FCI Phoenix, 37910 N 45th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85086

Peltier, Leonard #89637-132
USP Lewisburg, PO Box 1000, Lewisburg, PA 17837
Birthday: September 12, 1944

Pinell, Hugo "Dahariki" # A88401
SHU D3-221, P.O. Box 7500, Crescent City, CA 95531-7500
Birthday: March 10, 1945

Poindexter, Ed # 27767
Nebraska State Penitentiary, P.O. Box 2500, Lincoln, NE 68542
Birthday: November 1, 1944

Rodríguez, Luis V. # C33000
Mule Creek State Prison, P.O. Box 409000, Ione, CA 95640

Shabazz Bey, Hanif (Beaumont Gereau) #295933
Keen Mountain CC, P.O. Box 860, Oakwood, VA 24631

Birthday: August 16, 1950

Shakur, Mutulu #83205-012
USP Florence ADMAX, PO Box 8500, Florence, CO 81226
Birthday: August 8, 1950

Shoats, Russell Maroon #AF-3855
SCI Greene, 175 Progress Drive, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Birthday: August 23, 1943

Taylor, Harold #1005420
Out on bail, but can be reached at: Ctte for the Defense of Human Rights,
P.O. Box 90221, Pasadena, CA 91109, (415) 226-1120

Torres, Carlos Alberto #88976-024
FCI Pekin, P.O. Box 5000, Pekin, IL 61555
Birthday: September 19, 1952

Torres, Francisco 2307534
Out on bail, but can be reached at:
Committee for the Defense of Human Rights
P.O. Box 90221, Pasadena, CA 91109, (415) 226-1120

Tyler, Gary # 84156
Louisiana State Penitentiary, ASH-4, Angola LA 70712

Wallace, Herman #76759
Elayn Hunt Correctional Center, 6925 Highway 74, St. Gabriel, LA 70776
Birthday: October 13, 1941

Waters, Briana 36432-086, FCI Danbury, Route 37, Danbury, CT 06811

Watson, Gary #098990
Unit SHU17, Delaware Correctional Center,
1181 Paddock Road, Smyrna, DE 19977

Woodfox, Albert #72148
Camp D, Eagle 1, Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola LA 70712
Birthday: February 19, 1947

Zacher, Joyanna #36360-086
FCI Dublin, 5701 8th St, Camp Parks, Unit F, Dublin, CA 94568


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