Saturday, December 21, 2013

Keith Lamar's Court Schedule

    Among the death penalty cases coming out of the 1993 uprising at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, the case of Keith LaMar (Bomani Shakur) is the most advanced.  It is in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  A panel of three judges will hear oral argument. One, Judge Clay, is an African American who has written strong opinions about "discovery," Keith's main issue. More details, including the legal documents are online here.

We're awaiting the court to schedule the oral argument for this appeal. The oral arguments will occur in the Potter Stewart US Courthouse in Cincinnati. Keith is not allowed to be present at the oral argument and is counting on us to demonstrate that he is not alone, we are all watching.

Next steps in the legal procedure...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

NPR interview with Hasan

Karen Kasler of Ohio NPR did this piece on the media access lawsuit, including a phone interview with Hasan and Noelle Hanrahan.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

ACLU Media Access Lawsuit

On Monday, the ACLU filed a lawsuit over media access to the Lucasville Uprising Prisoners. This action was inspired by the hunger strike prisoners went on leading up to the 20th anniversary "Re-Examining Lucasville" conference supporters organized last April.

See the ACLU press statement here and below:  http://www.acluohio.org/press-releases/interviews-with-high-security-inmates

  Some state and national media have picked up the story. Including this interview with Siddique Abdullah Hasan. If you'd like to support the effort, please consider writing a letter to the editor, or comments on the websites of any of those papers.

ACLU press release below the cut...