BOP denies Lynne Stewart’s compassionate release

From Justice for Lynne Stewart:

URGENT ALERT – LYNNE STEWART DENIED COMPASSIONATE RELEASE BY FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS DIRECTOR

Lynne Stewart’ husband Ralph Poynter was informed by Lynne this morning that she received a three-paragraph letter from Kathleen Kenney, General Counsel for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington, D.C.:

Compassionate Release has been denied on the grounds that Lynne’s “health is improving.”

This claim is at once cynical and false. Lynne Stewart’s cancer continues to spread in her lungs. She remains in isolation as her white blood cell count remains so low that she is at risk for generalized infection. She weakens daily.

A message from Lynne will be released imminently.

We call upon all committed to the effort to secure Lynne Stewart’s release and to save her life to stand by for further notice of the response from Lynne, her husband Ralph Poynter, and her family and her lawyers – announcing the next actions that we, her supporters, will launch in response to this appalling betrayal of compassion and justice.

2 Responses

  1. Reblogged this on Support Marie Mason and commented:
    Like Marie, Lynne Stewart is also locked away in Carswell. We are outraged at this denial of justice and encourage people to continue to pressure the US government to release her.

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    kept talking about this. I will forward this write-up to him.
    Pretty sure he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

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