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Sign New Petition to Free Atty Lynne Stewart by Oct 8, her 74th Birthday
by Free Lynne Stewart
Monday Sep 23rd, 2013 10:32 PM
Attorney Lynne Stewart has a new petition for her compassionate release after her illegal conviction and sentence to federal prison in Texas. Please sign it at http://www.change.org/petitions/new-petition-to-free-lynne-stewart-support-compassionate-release so she may spend her 74th birthday, October 8, in the comfort of her home with family and friends.
Attorney Lynne Stewart has a new petition for her compassionate release after her illegal conviction and sentence to federal prison in Texas. Please sign it at http://www.change.org/petitions/new-petition-to-free-lynne-stewart-support-compassionate-release so she may spend her 74th birthday, October 8, in the comfort of her home with family and friends.

For more information on her case, see
http://lynnestewart.org/

Her husband, Ralph Poynter, has this message in support of the petition:

An outpouring of support is required once again to free renowned attorney Lynne Stewart. She has submitted a new application for compassionate release and received word on September 6 that FMC Carswell Warden Jody R. Upton had forwarded her papers to the Bureau of Prisons headquarters in Washington, D.C.

We must urge Bureau of Prisons Director Charles E. Samuels, Jr. to act expeditiously to review Lynne Stewart’s new application and to instruct the federal attorney to file a motion with the Bureau of Prisons’ recommendation of compassionate release. Judge John G. Koeltl has stated that he would consider the motion as soon as he receives it.

In July 2013, Lynne Stewart was given a conservative prognosis of 18 months by the oncologist contracted by the prison, meeting the new guidelines for compassionate release established by the Bureau of Prisons. Two months have passed since then and Lynne Stewart’s health is deteriorating rapidly.

Every day counts.

Please sign the new petition so that a letter from you is sent by email to Director Samuels and to Attorney General Holder.

Please distribute the new petition widely and urge others to sign it.

Over 30,000 people in the United States and internationally signed the first petition. Numbers are even greater if we include the support from prominent organizations. We must send a strong message again that Lynne Stewart should be free.

On October 8, Lynne Stewart will be 74 years old. She has devoted her life to the impoverished and oppressed, first as a school librarian in Harlem, New York and then for 30 years as an unwavering criminal defense attorney who always put her client’s interests above her own.

We do not want Lynne Stewart to celebrate her 74th birthday on October 8th in prison, but should that be the case, she has asked us all to raise our voices in protest with vigils outside U.S. Court Houses and other public centers.
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Why We Signed the New PetitionBob English and Linda HewittWednesday Sep 25th, 2013 8:21 AM