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Circulating a new petition for Lynne. Please feel to forward widely.
AN URGENT UPDATE: A NEW PETITION IN OUR ESCALATED EFFORT TO SECURE FREEDOM FOR LYNNE ...
An outpouring of support is required once again to
free revered attorney Lynne Stewart. She has submitted a new application
for compassionate release and received word on September 6, 2013 that
FMC Carswell Warden Jody R. Upton has sanctioned and forwarded her
papers to the Bureau of Prisons headquarters in Washington, D.C.
With every pretext now removed, we summon Bureau of
Prisons Director Charles E. Samuels, Jr. to act appropriately and
expeditiously: Review Lynne Stewart’s new application, again sanctioned
and forwarded by Warden Upton. Instruct the federal attorney
accordingly to file the requisite motion with a Federal Bureau of
Prison recommendation for Lynne Stewart's compassionate release. Judge
John G. Koeltl is on the record: he will respond to the motion the
moment he receives it.
In July 2013, Lynne Stewart was provided a
conservative prognosis of 18 months remaining life in the report of the
oncologist retained by the prison, thus meeting the new guidelines for
compassionate release established by the Bureau of Prisons. Yet another
two months have passed since then, with Lynne Stewart’s health
deteriorating rapidly, and still she is not free.
Now, more than ever before, every day, every moment counts.
We call upon all to sign the new petition http://www.change.org/petitions/free-lynne-stewart-support-compassi... which will direct a demand letter from you by email to Director Samuels and Attorney General Holder.
Please distribute the new petition widely and urge
all within your reach to follow your example and sign the petition so
free Lynne Stewart.
Over 30,000 people in the United States and
internationally signed our initial petition. The number of people who
have done is, in reality, significantly greater because the support from
prominent organizations encompasses approval and support of their
Let us outdo all our previous efforts in pressing
our demand at this late time: release Lynne Stewart from vindictive
bondage and suffering.
On October 8, Lynne Stewart will be 74 years old.
She has devoted her life to the impoverished and oppressed, as a school
librarian in Harlem, New York and for 30 years as an unwavering criminal
defense attorney whose personal and professional ethos continuously
placed her client’s interests above her own.
We do not want Lynne Stewart to celebrate her 74th
birthday on October 8th in prison; should that be the case, she has
asked us all to sound the alarm in vigils and rallies outside U.S.
Court Houses and appropriate public centers.
Let us embrace her with our energy and our support.
To send your message to Federal Bureau of Prisons
Director Samuels and to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, please sign
the new change.org petition for Lynne Stewart at http://www.change.org/petitions/free-lynne-stewart-support-compassi...
Why should Lynne Stewart be granted a compassionate release from prison?