Friday, July 8, 2016

Conversation from Death Row: Keith LaMar speaks with Jack Schuler

Listen to the recording here.

Topic: What's it like to write about the world when your world is the size of a closet?

On Tuesday July 12th, 8:00 Eastern, folks across the country are invited to listen in on an interactive phone call with Ohio death row inmate Keith LaMar. Author Jack Shuler, American literature and narrative nonfiction writing professor at Denison University in Ohio, will be on the call with Keith. Their talk will focus on writing about the natural world while being completely cut off from it, as well as the significance of meditation in the memory process, particularly as it relates to recaling traumatic experiences.

Listeners are invited to join the conversation as a telephone audience for the hour-long call and also to send in live questions. Here's how:

• Listen in on your own via streaming audio online at-

• If you can't get online, use this call-in number: 641-715-3580, access code: 583063. The number of callers at once is limited. You will be muted during the call.

• During the call, questions can be communicated to Keith by sending them via email to: or to the page "Justice for Keith LaMar" on Facebook.

• You can also follow and participate in the conversation via Twitter through @FreeKeithLaMar.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Hasan speaks on The Final Straw

Siddiue Abdullah Hasan was interviewed this week on The Final Straw radio out of Asheville North Carolina.

Listen here:

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

CANCELLED: une Conversation from Death Row with Keith Lamar

For reasons beyond our control we will not be able to do the Conversations from Death Row in June. We will be back in early July for a conversation between Keith and Journalist Jack Schuler.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Audio of May Conversations From Death Row with Keith LaMar

On May 10th, Keith LaMar spoke on an interactive phone conversation with his long time friend and author Denis O'Hearn.

Listen to the audio here.

Denis  is the author of Nothing But an Unfinished Song: Bobby Sands, the Irish Hunger Striker Who Ignited a Generation, as well as many other books. He has known Keith for many years, has done outside support and advocacy for prisoners on hunger strike in the US, Ireland, and Turkey.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

US Supreme Court Reject's Keith LaMar's Case

Today the Supreme Court of the United States of America rejected the Writ of Certiori for Keith LaMar's case. The USSC hears less than 1% of such cases, so we are not surprised or deterred by this rejection.

It does mean that the State of Ohio is now authorized to set an execution date for Keith. It also means that his court-appointed lawyers, Kate McGarry and David Doughton, who he has not been satisfied with are released from the case.

Unless something extraordinary happens, it will take The State of Ohio at least a few more years to execute Keith. We expect them to give him a death date in he next few weeks or months, but for that date to fall at the end of a long list of people they intend to murder. As soon as they release the date, we will let everyone know.

In the interim, we now have the opportunity to get Keith the legal representation he deserves. We are in negotiations with lawyers who may represent Keith in one or more of the following ways:

Conversaions from Death Row with Keith LaMar, May 10th

Mark your calendar for the next national call-in with Keith LaMar!
When: Tuesday May 10th, at 8 PM (EST)
Moderator: Denis O'Hearn, author of Nothing But an Unfinished Song, the biography of Bobby Sands and professor at Binghamton University.
Topic: what makes a good read and what makes for good writing

Invite your friends on Facebook:

There will be opportunities for listeners to join the conversation, ask questions, and get involved in overcoming both the physical and social death that the State of Ohio has unjustly condemned Keith to.

Listen in via streaming audio online at-

If you can't get online, use this call-in number: 641-715-3580, access code: 583063. Number of callers at once is limited. You will be muted during the call.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

IWOC interview with Siddique Abdullah Hasan (Brooklyn, NY - April 17, 2016)

Siddique Abdullah Hasan recently called in to an event in Brooklyn, New York and gave this inspiring talk.

On prisoner strikers in Georgia who were beaten with hammers and put in solitary confinement since the strike in 2010: " is a sad commentary on our part, meaning both those people behind enemy lines and on the outside who are activists. When people step up to the plate and fight in a righteous cause,  I think that we should not leave those people for dead."

Anyone who can help transcribe this, is encouraged to please contact Thank you.