The Lucasville Uprising was a rebellion against oppressive and racist policies at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF) in Lucasville, OH. Nine inmates and one guard died during the uprising in April of 1993. Today, many people are serving time or condemned to death by the state of Ohio in relation to the uprising. We demand amnesty for all of these inmates. The conditions at SOCF were (and still are) intolerable and unconscionable.
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
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.
Last August's restrictions on Imam Hasan's communication have not been re-examined or reviewed, despite the many egregious due process flaws in the Serious Misconduct Panel's handling of the conduct report. Please spread the word, write Hasan and continue to keep him and all prisoner organizers in your thoughts.
Release: Ohio Fails to Reverse Improper Communication Restriction for
Prison Strike Leader.
Columbus, OH- Last fall
the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) put
prisoner-rights activist Siddique Abdullah Hasan on severe
communication restrictions in a Serious Misconduct Panel (SMP)
hearing that included a number of clear irregularities and violations
of due process.