Friday, 25 January 2013


    I think we can all agree the state prisons are not displays of justice and democracy. They tend to be state run, or or now more than ever, corporate run cages of suppression. In that league, I think American prisons must rate among the most repressive and certainly the most lucrative for the corporate world. Even in that country now and again we hear of a case that contradicts all moral, ethical and common decency codes and degrades humanity. To deny a cancer sufferer treatment because they are in prison seems to be sinking below the borrom of the barrel.
January 24, 2013

Dear Friend,
     Civil rights attorney and political prisoner Lynne Stewart needs help. She fought breast cancer two years ago, apparently successfully, but now the cancer is spreading. Her condition is treatable. But authorities have denied her request for transfer from her Texas prison to the New York City hospital where she received expert medical attention before.
      Please flood the mail with cards and letters to Lynne. This will boost her spirits, and it will also serve another purpose. The authorities track and read all her mail, and they take notice when they see that the world is watching.
       Stewart, a longtime anti-war and social-justice activist and respected criminal defense attorney, was unjustly convicted in 2005 of providing “support for terrorism” by delivering a handwritten press release to Reuters from Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, a client that the court had appointed her to represent. An articulate critic of the U.S. justice system, Stewart is known as the “People’s Lawyer” for representing controversial clients, political dissidents, and the poor.

Send messages and cards to:
Lynne Stewart 53504-054
Federal Medical Center Carswell
P.O. Box 27137
Fort Worth, TX 76127

    You can get more information about Stewart’s case by listening to an interview with her husband, Ralph Poynter  (128 kbps version hi fi  or  32 kbps version lo fi), visiting the Justice for Lynne Stewart Web page, or reading about her at
      On the legal front, Lynne’s team from the Center for Constitutional Rights and the National Lawyers Guild are fighting the original charges and asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review her case.

      Please take a moment to send Lynne a card. Our actions can pressure the prison system to authorize the healthcare she needs and keep her alive while we continue to fight for her freedom. 
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