Sekou Kambui’s Parole Hearing Scheduled

6cd907912712ef62de2c70384a413b1dSekou’s long-delayed parole hearing has finally been scheduled for the 18th of June! We are making one last push for letters of support, petition signatures, and funds to get myself and another supporter (and more folks, if possible) down to Alabama for the hearing. In the state of Alabama, parole hearings are held outside of the prison, and prisoners cannot attend. Supporters, however, can pack these hearings, and it would be of great help to Sekou to have vocal support there.

Below is the link to an EverRibbon page set up by a fellow Sekou supporter in Colorado. If there’s any money you can donate, please do so here:

And again, please continue to send in letters of support for Sekou’s release, addressed to:
Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles
301 South Ripley Street
PO Box 302405
Montgomery, Al 36130-2405
Chairman Clifford Walker
Associate Members Robert P. Longshore and William W. Wynne Jr.
Please send copies (and/or originals) of all letters to:
Aaron Schaefer
C/O DABC
P.O. Box 11236
Denver, CO 80211
Support letters and hard copies of the petition will be hand-delivered to the parole board on the 18th.
Letter Template [if you need it]
Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles
301 South Ripley Street
PO Box 302405
Montgomery, Al 36130-2405
Chairman William W. Wynne Jr.
Associate Members Robert P. Longshore and Cliff Walker
Chairman, Members of the Board,
   I am writing to request the timely parole of William J. Turk, #113058A, also known as Sekou Kambui. William/Sekou asserts his innocence of the crimes he has served almost forty years of his sentence for. Despite the fact that he has been up for parole five times in the last decade, and despite the fact that there is no solid evidence linking William/Sekou to the scene of the murders he has been charged with, he is still inexplicably in prison. Major witnesses for both his first trial and appeal reported being coerced to testify against William/Sekou, and the misconduct of the Alabama court system, the Birmingham Police Department, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department at the time of Sekou’s arrest and trial is obvious.  [More detailed information on Sekou's case can be found Denver ABC and ABCF sites, and in the petition for his release below, if you wish to include it]
   [Include any positive/pertinent personal interactions with Sekou, correspondence, etc. that you may have had]
   William Turk/Sekou Kambui is innocent, and has suffered decades in prison due to a unfair arrest, investigation, and trial. William/Sekou is being punished for his activism during the Civil Rights Movement of the 50s and 60s, not any real crime. I ask you, the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, to recognize his innocence and grant him parole at his upcoming hearing.
Sincerely,
[name and signature]
Free Sekou, and all Political Prisoners/POWs!
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