Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Hasan's SMP Restrictions Lifted!

Here's a message Hasan sent to supporters last week:

Revolutionary Greetings!

Just a few lines to let you and others know that I have finally received my final appeal on my SMP hearing. On Thursday May 9, the chief legal counsel for ODRC reversed some of my convictions and upheld some. He ruled that all my privileges should be reinstated. While this is true, I am still dissatisfied with this and will be pursuing legal actions.

Updates on my appeal and situation should be coming soon. You should be able to stay posted by visiting LucasvilleAmnesty.org

I am doing well and remain hopeful about many things, so please do not worry about me.

Take care and keep the faith.

Imam Hasan

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Greg Curry Mother’s Day Message

To the lady that woke up before her kids to prepare breakfast, layout school clothes, and be sure we got off to school on time, the lady who then also went off to work and returned home to cook dinner, check our homework, hug us an know where and who we was outside playing with. 

The woman that never mentioned being a feminist nor equal rights for woman but made sure her boys cooked/cleaned/washed clothes and went grocery shopping. Her reasoning was will share completely in domestic duties once we found a mate and not treat someone else’s daughter as a servant. 

This woman could punish me, then hug me to explain why and I’d know I was loved and protected by a strong beautiful mom she never made excuses for my behaviour in fact she was more likely than not to believe the cops. That is, until 1993 after the prison riot, she drove to southern Ohio and sat in the courtroom of some hostile people & cops listening to all the evidence and for the firsy time in my life of crime my mom was convinced that I was being lied on by people trying to save their own skin, but she never left me. 

To this day she’s always within reach. Once, many years ago I had been out all night and on the way home from the otherside of town I saw someone selling motherday flowers & paintings. I purchased both and drove to my mom’s place saying “happy mothers day” her glance told her I’d been out all night. She smiled, hugged me, took the gifts & said “boy you know I don't celebrate that stuff.” I could tell she appreciated the thought and I was happy to be her boy!!


Due to her faith, she doesn't celebrate holidays I hope my mom can hear my heart as I say happy Mother’s Day.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Greg Curry on how to observe Earth Day, 2019.

My ideals on how we can observe Earth Day 2019 and why:

1) Clean a elder neighbor’s yard

2) Make a list of fracking sites in your area and number of earthquakes since fracking began in that area, then tweet/use instagram about it


3) Research history of the land use before the prison in your area was built, connect that to complaints prisoners have with toxicity inside the prisons


4) Make others aware of enviromental regulations Trump has deregulated and the potential inpact of that


5) Create a small garden, help a elder maintain theirs.


We must be reactive and proactive! There are no border walls between good and bad air, good and bad water. The earth is ours, lets reclaim it!

Freedom First,
Greg Curry

Friday, April 19, 2019

Targeted Harassment of D Cannon

Lucasville uprising survivor Derek Cannon has again been target of harassment by staff at OSP.

Please write Derek a letter of support at:

Derek Cannon
#221-663
OSP
878 Coitsville Hubbard Rd
Youngstown OH 44505
Birthday07/21/1960

Here's his story about recent incidents...

Hello and how are you doing? First and foremost, "thank you" for your time, concern and offer of support!

Honestly I don't know what to do, I'm at witts end. It's like, I'm very clear on what I'm up against, but don't really know how nor have the resources to fight it. 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Reflection 26 years after the fall, by Greg Curry




Last year on the 25th anniversary the State of Ohio silenced me and my comrades whom are on death row from any communication with the outside world. Afraid our message of truth justice and equality for all would be too radical, as a result, our comrades Ben Turk and Joyce Jones was barred from our visit list. Siddique Hasan has been put on extended communications restrictions and Bomani Shakur (aka Keith LaMar) has officially been given a execution date. I’ve finally been transferred out of Youngstown only to find that the van carrying me out of Youngstown carried a load of ideas on how this prison in Toledo could further harass me.
Just a year ago we recognized 25 years since America’s longest prison riot. By now most of you know the details of the event that immediately brought in a unyielding era of state oppression from the selection of judges, and prosecutors to bribing witnesses to lie on us all while being harassed and assaulted by prison staff. Harassment that has been constant for 26 years now for those of us that speak out, that refuse 2 accept unjust verdicts as legally binding.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Greg Curry T-shirts!

Some of Greg's supporters have designed and are selling tshirts. You can buy one online, all proceeds go directly to Greg.

https://teespring.com/shop/free-greg-curry-shirt#pid=369&cid=6513&sid=back

There are three varieties, comfort, fitted, and tank top, with front and back designs.




 

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Government Snitches

Greg Curry asked that we share this recent article from Criminal Legal News about prosecutor reliance on unreliable informant testimony.

Ohio prosecutors relied almost entirely on informant testimony in Greg's case and the other Lucasville Uprising cases. He's raising funds to hire a lawyer to support overturning his conviction on the clear basis that prosecutors illegally lied to the court about making deals with their lead witness, a prisoner informant named Lou Jones. Please share his story with any lawyers you know and ask them to contact Greg for more information on his case.


Government Snitches: Incentivized Witnesses Are the Leading Cause of Wrongful Convictions

by Dale Chappell
Every year, innocent people go to prison, or even death row, because of government informants who lie to get a good deal in their own criminal case. The problem, studies show, is the fact that this horse-trading between the informants and the government is largely informal, unregulated, and highly secretive. On top of that, the informants hold all the cards, because they have valuable information the government wants.