April POC Political Prisoners & an Appeal for Support!

Chuck Sims Africa
SCI Retreat
660 State Route 11
Hunlock Creek, PA 18621
Janet Holloway Africa
451 Fullerton Ave
Cambridge Springs, PA 16403-1238
Janine Phillips Africa
451 Fullerton Ave
Cambridge Springs, PA 16403-1238
Chuck, Janet, and Janine Africa are 3 of the people who make up the MOVE 9. There are currently eight MOVE activists in prison, each serving 100 years after being framed for the murder of a cop in 1979. The 9th defendant, Merle Africa, died in prison in 1998. MOVE is an eco-revolutionary group dedicated to liberation struggles.
Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald
Kern Valley State Prison
P.O. Box 5104
Delano, CA 93216
Chip was a dedicated Panther, who threw himself into his political work, including the Party’s Free Breakfast Program, the tutorial program, selling Panther papers, political education classes and other projects. In 1969, at age 19, he was convicted and sentenced to death for his participation in a police shootout. In 1972 California abolished the death penalty and he was re-sentenced to Life WITH the possibility of parole. Because of his political beliefs he remains in prison while 98% of the people on death row in California in 1972 have been released.
Marshall Eddie Conway #116469
Patuxent Institution
P.O Box 700
Jessup, MD 20794 

Eddie is a Black Panther framed for the murder of a police officer by the FBI’s infamous COINTELPRO operations. He has been in prison since 1970. Eddie has released a book on AK press about his life entitled ‘Marshall Law: The Life & Times of a Baltimore Black Panther.’  [An excellent book!–Alex]
Mumia Abu-Jamal
SCI Mahanoy
301 Morea Road
Frackville, PA 17932
In 1981 Mumia, former Black Panther and vocal supporter of MOVE, was framed for the murder of a cop. Last year Mumia’s death sentence was overturned and, with pressure from hundreds of supporters, he was released into general population.
An appeal:
Former Black Panther Russell Maroon Shoatz has been held in torturous conditions of solitary confinement in Pennsylvania prisons for the past thirty years. From April 8 to May 10, 2013, the Campaign to Free Russell Maroon Shoatz is calling for an intense call-in and write-in campaign to bring pressure on the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA DOC), to release Maroon from solitary confinement and into the general prison population. You can find out all about it and download action packets on his support page.


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