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International Offensive to Free Mumia and All Political Prisoners!

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In the Spirit of Nelson Mandela Campaign
to Bring Back the International Jurists!

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Read the National Jericho Newsletter!

Jericho Amnesty Movement 20th Anniversary

Former Political Prisoners at Jericho Tenth Anniversary March and Rally
with Jericho Co-Founder Herman Ferguson

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Holyrood Episcopal Church
715 W. 179th St, New York, New York

Dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. Downstairs
$10 suggested donation
Dinner is for 150-200 people max. First come, first served.

Program from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Sanctuary
Donation: $10. Nobody turned away.

Speakers: Jericho National Co-Chair Jihad Abdulmumit

Freedom Fighter, Puerto Rican Patriot
and Former Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera

Pam Africa of ICFFMAJ and MOVE Organization

Kempis "Ghani", Songster, former child lifer, co-founder
of The Redemption Project and Ubuntu Philadelphia,
recently paroled after 30 years of incarceration

Cultural Warriors
Mahina Movement • Baba Ngoma Osayemi

National Jericho Movement •
NYC Chapter • • 917-544-1577 •

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The Jericho Amnesty Movement will be celebrating 20 years of struggle to liberate all U.S. political prisoners and prisoners of war on Saturday, March 24, 2018 in New York City at Holyrood Episcopal Church, 715 W. 179th St, New York, New York

During these twenty years, Jericho has provided consistent support to our captured freedom fighters, including visiting them regularly and facilitating family and legal visits. Jericho has also formed legal and medical teams to help our freedom fighters. We have marched, held workshops, forums, and other events to educate people on our political prisoners and to provide much needed assistance to them and their families.

We are looking forward to seeing you in New York on March 24th.

Urgent Action: Demand NY Parole Herman Bell

Dear friends,

Last week the New York State Board of Parole granted Herman Bell release. Since the Board’s decision, there has been significant backlash from the Police Benevolent Association, other unions, Mayor De Blasio and Governor Cuomo. They are demanding that Herman be held indefinitely, the Parole Commissioners who voted for his release be fired, and that people convicted of killing police be left to die in prison.

We want the Governor, policymakers, and public to know that we strongly support the Parole Board’s lawful, just and merciful decision. We also want to show support for the recent changes to the Board, including the appointment of new Commissioners and the direction of the new parole regulations, which base release decisions more on who a person is today and their accomplishments while in prison than on the nature of their crime.

Herman has a community of friends, family and loved ones eagerly awaiting his return. At 70 years old and after 45 years inside, it is time for Herman to come home.

Here are four things you can do RIGHT NOW to support Herman Bell:
CALL New York State Governor Cuomo’s Office NOW

EMAIL New York State Governor Cuomo’s Office

TWEET at Governor Cuomo: use the following sample tweet:
“ @NYGovCuomo: stand by the Parole Board’s lawful & just decision to release Herman Bell. At 70 years old and after more than 40 years of incarceration, his release is overdue. #BringHermanHome.”

Participate in a CBS poll and vote YES on the Parole Board’s decision
The poll ends on March 21st. Please do this ASAP!

Script for phone calls and emails:

“Governor Cuomo, my name is __________and I am a resident of [New York State/other state/other country]. I support the Parole Board’s decision to release Herman Bell and urge you and the Board to stand by the decision. I also support the recent appointment of new Parole Board Commissioners, and the direction of the new parole regulations, which base release decisions more on who a person is today than on the nature of their crime committed years ago. Returning Herman to his friends and family will help the heal the many harms caused by crime and decades of incarceration. The Board’s decision was just, merciful and lawful, and it will benefit our communities and New York State as a whole.”

Thank you for your support and contributions.

With gratitude,
Supporters of Herman Bell and Parole Justice New York

Update on Medical Campaign for
Political Prisoner Robert Seth Hayes

As people know, ensuring that Robert Seth Hayes receives adequate medical care has been an ongoing struggle over the past 20 years.

Seth reports that, when he went to change the sensor on his insulin pump (sensors must be changed every 6 days) on February 23, 2018, he was informed that Sullivan did not have any sensors at the facility.

So for two weeks now, Seth does not have a continuous glucose monitoring device (the sensor continuously reads interstitial glucose levels and relays them to the monitor) and has had to rely on his daily finger sticks to determine his sugar levels. Once again, NYS DOCCS is violating Seth's constitutional and human right to adequate health care, in addition to being in stark violation of the United Nations Nelson Mandela Rules on the treatment of prisoners.

The whole point of Seth's having the insulin pump/monitor is because he can no longer tell when his sugars are high or low. It is hard to believe that "medical" personnel at Sullivan have once again failed to order the necessary sensors in a timely fashion.

NYC Jericho visited Seth on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Seth reports that sensors did arrive at Sullivan on Thurs., March 8. However, the sensor currently taped to his body is not functioning. The pump and sensor need to have an electronic "handshake" in order for everything to work properly. That "handshake" has not occurred. The pump was still seeking the sensor during our visit on Saturday.

So Seth is still relying on his 4 daily fingersticks to know what his blood glucose level is. All "medical" personnel at Sullivan have to do is discard the nonfunctioning sensor and insert another one, but this has not happened and probably will not happen until Monday, March 12, 2018

Please call, write and fax the following people to demand that all supplies for Robert Seth Hayes #74A2280's insulin pump be adequately stocked at the Sullivan clinic, and that medical staff be trained in the proper usage of the pump and sensor. Be polite but firm. Feel free to email to let us know what response you receive. Staff at Sullivan usually state that Superintendent Keyser will not take phone calls and that all complaints must be in writing. If that is the case, ask to speak with guidance and ask for Seth's counsellor.

Carl J. Koenigsmann M.D.
Deputy Commissioner/Chief Medical Officer
NYS DOCCS Division of Health Services
Harriman State Campus, Building #2
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12226-2050
Phone: 518-457-7073
Fax: 518-445-7553

Anthony J. Annucci
Acting Commissioner
Harriman State Campus, Building #2
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12226-2050
Phone: (518) 457-8126

Superintendent Keyser
Sullivan Correctional Facility
325 Riverside Drive
Fallsburg, New York 12733
(845) 434-2080

NYC Jericho just received a letter from Jalil Muntaqim reporting that Floyd Cowart #81A3652, a friend of Robert Seth Hayes, was assaulted and thrown in the hole by COs at Sullivan.

From Jalil:

On Saturday, March 3, 2018, an officer jumped on Floyd, sprayed his face with mace and put him in the SHU, charging him with assaulting an officer. All reports from prisoners state that the COs assaulted Floyd after one officer got belligerent with him, threw a bar of soap at him, etc.

We need to put out an emergency call for people to call Albany and Superintendent W. Keyser to demand that Floyd Cowart #81A3652 be immediately released from SHU, and the officer who assaulted him investigated. Also to demand that CO Wiltsey be removed from the facility.

Anthony J. Annucci
Acting Commissioner
Harriman State Campus, Building #2
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12226-2050
Phone: (518) 457-8126

Superintendent Keyser
Sullivan Correctional Facility
325 Riverside Drive
Fallsburg, New York 12733
(845) 434-2080

According to Seth, Floyd had permission from a lieutenant to paint some cells on a certain block due to their extremely deteriorated condition. When Floyd showed up with the paint on the block, that is when the trouble began. So, even though Floyd had all appropriate permissions, he was still assaulted, maced and thrown into the hole.

We must fight this culture of violence!

Action Alert for Political Prisoner Rev. Joy Powell


On January 22, 2018, Joy did a TV interview exposing the brutality of Bedford Hills Correctional Facility (including the recent Fentenyl OD-related death of a prisoner there). Three days before the interview, she was harassed at the law library for having "two book bags and a shoulder bag," which was too many bags, according to them, even though they were all filled with legal material. Said material was confiscated.

Shortly after the interview itself, Joy was placed in SHU (solitary), as the same officers responsible for the above claimed that two pills fell out of her pocket, as reason for placing her in SHU.

DSS Michael Daye and Lt. McBride are responsible, as they've been harassing her and we ask you to CALL BHCF and demand HANDS OFF JOY POWELL (see details below).

The NYS SHU Exclusion Law is meant to prohibit confining seniors with health issues in solitary (Joy is diabetic, and has NOT been able to monitor her blood sugar because of this). A Sgt McDaniels has NOT been allowing her to carry snacks at all times (a medical requirement, due to her diabetes) out of malice and against medical advice.

Please call / write Joseph Joseph, Superintendent of BHCF


247 Harris Rd,
Bedford Hills, NY 10507

Also, please call Don Venetozzi (518-457-2337), as he oversees discipline at NYS DOCCS...

Please ask "that DSS Michael Daye, Lt. McBride and Sgt. McDaniels NOT be allowed to harass inmates and violate the legal and medical safeguards of Joy Powell # 07G0632... that Joy Powell be released IMMEDIATELY from SHU, as she is a senior citizen with health issues, and has been placed in there in retaliation for speaking to the media about the abhorrent conditions at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility!"

Please request that she be allowed to have snacks on her at all times, that she be allowed to monitor her blood sugar 3x daily and that she be free of harassment when going to and from the law library.

Jericho is a movement with the defined goal of gaining recognition of the fact that political prisoners and prisoners of war exist inside of the United States, despite the United States’ government’s continued denial ... and winning amnesty and freedom for these political prisoners.


The Jericho Movement grew out of a call for a national march on the White House during Spring Break of 1998 by political prisoner Jalil Muntaqim. The call was made in October of 1996 through the Provisional Government–RepubIic of New Afrika and the New Afrikan Liberation Front, but the organizers decided to use this opportunity to jumpstart a much needed movement to build a national support organization for political prisoners in general.

The Jericho March

Jericho98 was the collective work of over 50 organizations, defense committees and groups, 64 Jericho Organizing Committees and Students for Jericho, making the issue of Recognition and Amnesty for U.S.-held political prisoners and prisoners of war a national one with its successful demonstration and rally at the White House.

The organizers who made up the Jericho Organizing Committees were/are just as diverse as the demonstrators who came from all across the United States, crossing the spectrum. The Jericho Movement was clear that we had to build a movement that left no political prisoner out there on his or her own again if we were to succeed in winning this struggle against racism, classism, and all forms of oppression.

The Beginning of a New Commitment

The March 27, 1998 demonstration was just the beginning of a whole new commitment to support these political prisoners and demand recognition and amnesty for them. There are hundreds of people who went to prison as a result of their work on the streets against oppressive conditions like indecent housing and inadequate or complete lack of medical care, lack of quality education, police brutality and the murder of people organizing for independence and liberation. These people belonged to organizations like the Black Panther Party, La Raza Unida, FALN, Los Macheteros, North American Anti-Imperialist Movement, May 19th, AIM, the Black Liberation Army, etc., and were incarcerated because of their political beliefs and acts in support of and/or in defense of freedom.

There is Work to be Done

Once the demonstration was over, the real work began. The Jericho Organizing Committees that came into being around this work continue educating people about the existence of these political prisoners. The original structure designed to mobilize people to go to the White House and serve notice that we will no longer allow our political prisoners to be behind prison walls with no support, and that work is being done to free them, has been transformed into a mass- based organizing tool.

At the present time there are Jericho Organizing Committees operating in Chicago, IL, Iowa City, IA, Oakland, CA, Maryland, New England, New York, NY, Portland, OR, Richmond VA, Washington DC and Italy, and regional committees functioning across the country. Then, too, Jericho is working with local defense committees to bring the cases of IndivIdual political prisoners to the public. Building a bond across organizational lines is what Jericho is about ... that’s where our strength lies.

To find out more about The Jericho Movement check out our website: •
or call us at: (718) 325-4407

The Jericho Movement addresses four principal issues:

1. Building the Amnesty Campaign
A big part of this work is locating political prisoners, compiling dossiers on them, and building the case for amnesty.

2. Continuing the Educational Campaign
About the Existence of Political Prisoners inside the U.S.

3. The Jericho Legal Defense Fund.
Providing supportive expenses for lawyers and law students etc. to provide legal defense for political prisoners.

4. The Jericho Medical Project
Fighting for adequate and quality medical care for political prisoners.

How Can You Help?

Organize speaking engagements about political prisoners in your church, school, community.

Volunteer to work on one of the projects of the Jericho Movement.

Organize a Jericho Committee in your area.

Make a financial contribution to Jericho.
Make all checks or money orders payable to: Jericho and mail them to:
The Jericho Movement, P.O. Box 2164, Chesterfield, VA 23832

If you want your contribution to be tax-deductible, please make checks payable to IFCO/Jericho.

NYC Jericho Movement, P.O. Box 670927, Bronx, NY 10467