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Lynne Stewart: Save Her Life - Release Her Now!
by Ralph Poynter (Repost)
Monday Dec 9th, 2013 6:27 PM
This message comes from Ralph Poynter, Lynne Stewart's husband and partner.

Lynne is in unjustly in prison for defending an unpopular client to the best of her ability.

Please read Ralph's message and act!
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“HELP BRING ME HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS” a life and death appeal from renowned people’s attorney Lynne Stewart.

“I need to ask once again for your assistance in forcing the Bureau of Prisons to grant my Compassionate Release. They have been stonewalling since August and my life expectancy, as per my cancer doctor, is down to 12 months. They know that I am fully qualified and that over 40,000 people have signed on to force them to do the right thing, which is to let me go home to my family and to receive advanced care in New York City.

“Yet they refuse to act. While this is entirely within the range of their politics and their cruelty to hold political prisoners until we have days to live before releasing us – witness Herman Wallace of Angola and Marilyn Buck – we are fighting not to permit this and call for a BIG push.”

Lynne Stewart, FMC Carswell

Take Action between now and the New Year. Telephone and send emails or other messages to Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Charles E. Samuels, Jr. and Attorney General Eric Holder.

CHARLES E. SAMUELS, Jr., Director Federal Bureau of Prisons
(202) 307-3250 or 3062; info [at] bop.gov

ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER, U.S. Department of Justice
(202) 353-1555; AskDOJ [at] usdoj.gov

Contact U.S. Embassies and Consulates in nations throughout the world

LET US CREATE A TIDAL WAVE OF EFFORT INTERNATIONALLY. Together, we can prevent the bureaucratic murder of Lynne Stewart.

Notes:

In a new 237-page report entitled “A Living Death,” the American Civil Liberties Union documents unconstitutional practices permeating federal and state prisons in the United States.

Focused on life imprisonment without parole for minor offenses, the ACLU details conditions of 3,278 individual prisoners whose denial of release is deemed “a flagrant violation of the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment” occurring on an increasing scale.

The ACLU labels the deliberate stonewalling as “willful,” a touchstone of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Department of Justice flagrant violation of the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

These conclusions corroborate the findings of Human Rights Watch in 2012: “The Answer is ‘No’: Too Little Compassionate Release in U.S. Prisons.”

The Report is definitive in exposing arbitrary and illegal conduct that infuses every facet of the treatment accorded Lynne Stewart.

“…the Bureau has usurped the role of the courts. In fact, it is fair to say the jailers are acting as judges. Congress intended the sentencing judge, not the BOP to determine whether a prisoner should receive a sentence reduction.”

Lynne Stewart’s medical findings show less than twelve months to live as stipulated by her oncologist at FMC Carswell.

The Federal Bureau Prisons has failed to file the legally required motion declaring solely that the matter is “with the Department of Justice.”

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by Ralph Poynter (Repost)
Monday Dec 9th, 2013 6:30 PM
The By-Line should read Ralph Poynter, not Ralph Poyner.

Thank you.
by Free Lynne Stewart
Monday Dec 9th, 2013 10:29 PM
We celebrate Bill of Rights Day on December 15. One good way to celebrate this important achievement, the First 10 Amendments to the US Constitution, is to free Lynne Stewart now. Lynne Stewart's First Amendment right to free speech was denied by this frame-up and her Eighth Amendment right to not have cruel and unusual punishment is being denied every second she sits in prison.

First, sign the second petition for compassionate release at
http://www.change.org/petitions/new-petition-to-free-lynne-stewart-support-compassionate-release

Then, even if you did so before, AGAIN, call as Lynne's website instructs us:
DECEMBER 10th, 11th, the 12th, make 3 calls for Compassion!!!

President Obama-202 456 1111,

Att.Gen.Holder-202 353 1555

B.O.P. Dir. Samuels-202 307-3250/3062

In California, 6 a.m. is 9 a.m. in Washington DC, and you still get the night rate. If you just cannot do this during the week, do it on the weekend, when you get a weekend rate. Remember, Lynne has 12 months to live now, at best. And, of course, she did not commit any crime whatsoever. This is a political frame-up.

Be the Santa Claus sliding down the chimney for Lynne. You cannot have love unless you give it away. Give your love to Lynne. Sign the petition and make those phone calls NOW. We are 315 million people in the US and 7 billion people on Planet Earth. There is no better gift than solidarity.

Here is the explanation from Lynne on her website with a must see photograph of Lynne and Ralph at:
http://lynnestewart.org/
“…Finally and not to burden your time schedules, I need to once again ask for your assistance in forcing the Bureau of Prisons to grant my Compassionate Release. They have been stonewalling now since August and my life expectancy, as per my cancer Doctor, is down to 12 months. They know I am fully qualified and that there are 40,000+ people who have signed on to force them to do the right thing which is to let me go home to my family and receive the advanced care in New York City, my home. Yet they refuse to act. I must say it is entirely within the range of their politics and their cruelty to hold the political prisoners until we have days to live before releasing us — Witness Herman Wallace of Angola and Marilyn Buck. We are fighting not to permit this and are actually calling for a BIG push–email, mail, telephone, to Obama(the gutless wonder) Attorney General Holder (Big Speech No Action) and the BOP on December, 10, 11 and 12. Bring Lynne Home by the Holidays. We are Many ! They are few!!

And lastly , as you discuss political prisoners, remember that I am a virtual newcomer having just finished 4 years inside. Not far from here in Coleman, Fla., at the Federal Prison there, is the heroic defender of his people, Leonard Peltier. He is as far from his nation, the Turtle Mountain Band in North Dakota as it is possible to be.

EVERYBODY HOME !! FREE LEONARD !! FREE SEKOU !! FREE MUMIA !! FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS !!…..”

Lynne Stewart, FMC