Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bomani's Lawyers Request to be Removed.

From Justice for Keith LaMar...

Dear friends/supporters,

Please take a moment to read this VERY IMPORTANT update in Keith's case: Late last week, court-appointed counsel for Keith/Bomani filed paperwork requesting the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals remove them from his case. We aren't sure exactly on what basis these requests were made (perhaps they read his book?); nonetheless, Keith is happy at this news, because he had lost all confidence in his legal team back in 2012 and hasn't really even spoken to them since (see below for the explanation why).

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Shadow of Lucasville Free Online

D Jones has released The Shadow of Lucasville for free online viewing. Watch it below, or at

We think it would be a shame if this release meant the film was only seen by individuals sitting alone in front of a screen. We know Hasan, Bomani and the other guys would very much still like to see communities of people gathering around the film, talking and asking questions over the phone. These conversations have often been the most powerful and emotionally transformative part of film screening events.

So, if you'd like to share this film with your community by setting up a screening, please let us know (email and we'll help you set up a phone call and a table of literature for people who want to make donations or take things home to read.

If you'd like to set up an event to host the film maker on your campus or community center, contact D Jones here:

Thank you!

The Great Incarcerator, part 2: The Shadow of Lucasville Screener from "urban nu-sense" on Vimeo.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Justice for Keith LaMar Documentary Fundraiser.

Scioto Peace & Justice, a local branch of the Fellowship of Reconciliation that is located near the Lucasville prison is trying to make a short documentary film about Keith LaMar's case, so we can grow support leading up to his oral arguments, which still have not be scheduled.

You can read more about and contribute to the fundraiser for that project here:

Friday, June 13, 2014

Keith Lamar on Reddit's Ask Me Anything

Friday, May 16, 2014

Ask Bryan Podcast Interview with Keith Lamar

69- Keith LaMar (Bomani Shakur) - Exculpatory Evidence

Keith LaMar (Bomani Shakur) has been sentenced to death by The State of Ohio for crimes that occurred during the Lucasville prison riots.
Since 1993 - 21 years, some 7,655 days and counting - Keith LaMar (Bomani Shakur) has been held in solitary confinement for crimes, he claims, (and I Bryan Davis believe) he did not commit. Keith has not been held on death row with customary 'privileges', he has been in Solitary confinement, this is criminal, a wholly criminal act. I've no idea how Keith has managed to fight as long as he has, yet here he is, stating his case, telling his story. There are more men involved here, there are more stories, here is one...
Listen to this interview and follow through by visiting Keith's website, and I would urge you to read his book. - Bryan Davis
Understand- Keith may soon be legally Murdered by The State of Ohio.
Listen, act.

“My journey through this life has been and continues to be a mystery. I remain eager to understand it. As a human being, my fundamental goal is simply to be free to walk in the sunshine without man’s ugly bars of oppression hindering my movement. I’m talking about freedom in the purest sense: To love, to live, to laugh, to struggle, to cry and – even – to die a free man. To be free… These long years in solitary confinement have not turned me around. I’m still moving straight ahead. I still believe in the human experience and in the notion that love is the only freedom.” 
–Bomani Shakur, January 2014

Bomani Speaks - Articles & Daily Inspiration

"What Can I Do?" - Get Involved:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Voices of the Lucasville Uprising Volume 4

We have finished a new zine of writings from the prisoners. It's laid out for back-to-front printing.
Links to the first three volumes can be found on the resources page.

Keith LaMar (aka Bomani Shakur)
A Brief History (excerpt from Condemned)... 1
Jason Robb
Conference Statement... 5
Greg Curry
The Good, the Bad and the Honorable... 9
Re-Examining Lucasville... 11
North American ABC Conference... 13
Siddique Abdullah Hasan
Media Access Hunger Strike 14

ACLU Articles on Lucasville

The ACLU of Ohio published these articles about the Lucasville uprising, and their efforts to help sue the ODRC for denying media access to the prisoners.

Article about the history of the uprising and the lawsuit.

The lawsuit itself:

Article about visiting SOCF.