U.S. held Japanese anti-imperialist POW Tsutomu Shirosaki transferred

shirosakiWe got a letter today from Tsutomu Shirosaki, stating that he was transferred to Yazoo City, MS. The good news is that he is no longer in a CMU, and has finally been released from the SHU, so is in a far less restrictive position than he was. Shirosaki is expected to be released from prison in January of 2015.

His new address is:
Tsutomu Shirosaki
#20924-016
FCI Yazoo City LOW
PO Box 5000
Yazoo City, MS 39194
(PLEASE NOTE: Shirosaki wants folks to know that unlike at the CMU, you need to write out his full name and not just “T. Shirosaki” or mail may not reach him at this facility.)

Prisoner addresses updated

As of December 4, 2012, all addresses listed on this site have been verified and updated through the various Federal and State agency listings provided by their respective online databases.

We found address changes for:

Sekou Kambui

Mufid Abdulqader

Michael Sykes

All members of the North Carolina ALKQN receiving support from social movements

Avelino Gonzalez Claudio returned to Puerto Rico to serve out rest of sentence

From the ProLibertad Freedom Campaign:

Comrades,

Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Avelino Gonzalez Claudio will be returning to Puerto Rico this Thursday December 6th, 2012 to complete the remainder for his sentence, afterwards, he will be completing his probation time.

Avelino will be arriving at 2pm to El Areopuerto Luis Munoz Marin (Luis Munoz Marin Air port) and will be welcomed back to his homeland by a group of people.

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO AREOPUERTO DE SAN JUAN
THIS THURSDAY DECEMBER 6TH AT 2-4PM
TO WELCOME HOME AVELINO GONZALEZ CLAUDIO

For more information on Avelino

From Bad to Worse: Transferred from Red Onion to Wallens Ridge State Prison

This is the latest dispatch from Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, Minister of Defense of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party-Prison Chapter, and author of Defying the Tomb:

From Bad to Worse: Transferred from Red Onion to Wallens Ridge State Prison
By Kevin “Rashid” Johnson

On January 20, 2012, I was transferred from Red Onion to Wallens Ridge State Prison. This transfer came on the heels of a December 12, 2011, incident where a large portion of my hair was ripped out by a Red Onion guard, a staged investigation by a Virginia Dept. of Corrections Internal Affairs agent Johnny Acosta, and my having sent out an article and report on it all. Obviously, no coincidence.

From one set-up to another

On the morning of January 20, I was confronted at my cell by Red Onion’s C-Building Unit Manager, Michael Younce, and Lieutenant Delmer Tate, who both lied telling me that agent Johnny Acosta wanted to speak with me in the prison’s video-court area. I was, upon being handcuffed and leg shackled, “escorted” by them to the prison’s transport area and put into a cell, and told to strip down to be searched by security chief Kevin McCoy because I was “taking a trip.” Numerous guards entered the area including one Joseph Ely, a prior Red Onion guard who’d transferred to Wallens Ridge to be promoted to a Lieutenant. Ely was carrying transportation restraints and a 50,000 volt electric stun belt which prisoners are made to wear when taken on road trips. I instantly realized I was being transferred to Wallens Ridge.

I asked McCoy several times about my property. He assured it’d be right behind me. It wasn’t. It was all left at Red Onion, where much of it will likely be destroyed, “lost” and taken.

McCoy attempted to provoke a situation by having me given a pair of pants to wear that were too small. I refused to wear them. After a standoff, I was given a pair in the correct size, restrained, belted and taken to a transport van. Inside the van, I was crushed and locked inside a tiny steel cage measuring about 5 feet high and 2 by 2 feet square, in which I could barely move. Once on the road, Ely asked if I knew where I was going. I answered “obviously to Wallens Ridge.” He then asked did I really not know I was being transferred? I told him no, that I was told I was going to see someone. He added, “You know why you’re going back, don’t you?” “Not really,” I answered. He then stated, “Well, you know a lot of people don’t like you. You probably won’t leave walking.” I was to receive numerous similar threats by guards that I was being sent to Wallens Ridge to be set up for violence. Continue reading

Kevin Rashid Johnson Transferred

Kevin Rashid Johnson has been transferred to this location:

Kevin Johnson
# 70384537
Coffee Creek Correctional Facility
24499 SW Grahams Ferry Rd.
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070

Political Prisoner Database updated

Just a quick note to let folks know that the online version of the Political Prisoner Database has been updated. All addresses and listings are current as of January 29, 2012, other than the listings we have for the Virgin Island 5. We’ve had a very difficult time trying to get updated addresses for these prisoners. If you have an updated address for any of the VI5 prisoners, please shoot us a line at denverabc@rocketmail.com.

Updates include:
– Release of Cuban 5 prisoner Rene Gonzalez
– Transfer of Patrice Lumumba Ford
– Transfer of Cuban 5 prisoner Antonio Guerrero
– Transfer of Kojo Bomani Sababu (Grailing Brown)

Mumia Abu Jamal Transferred

Mumia is now being held at this address:

Mumia Abu Jamal
AM-8335
SCI-Mahanoy
301 Morea Rd.
Frackville, PA. 17932