Filed under: Action, Anarchist Movement, Anti-fascist, Political Prisoners, US
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Update on anarchist political prisoner Eric King who is facing attacks by the prison system and fascist prisoners.
Last week Eric got news that his CMU transfer was rejected. He was placed on the yard at USP McCreary despite officers and lieutenants expressing their knowledge he was in danger being an anti-fascist prisoner. The 280 days of solitary confinement has done emotional damage to him and he couldn’t stand the thought of 6 more months that would be given to him if he chose to be safe and refused to enter general population. On the yard he was told that the “long term” phone block Eric has would end after “a few years of good behavior.” This means no hope of talking to his family anytime soon.
Monday Eric was attacked by two Fash prisoners with the prior knowledge of staff. Eric was placed back in segregation and we believe he was given a disciplinary shot which will mean likely loss of visits and commissary as well as indefinite time in segregation. We don’t know the extent of his injuries but believe (and hope) that they were not as bad as his last attack at Florence. His family still has been unable to see him for 283 days and have not yet been able to speak with him on the phone.
To help Eric not loose himself and his connection with the outside world. He is asking folks to PLEASE send articles for him to read. All news about his favorite football team Manchester United, about science, IRA articles, space, anything interesting, funny, weird or entertaining.
These articles MUST be in black and white on non-glossy standard weight printer paper. Letters to Eric must be typed or written in black ink on the same type of paper. No borders, pencil, colored envelopes, no address labels and please number the pages so he knows if something is missing.
ERIC ONLY HAS ACCESS TO 3 ENVELOPES A WEEK AND MAY BE UNABLE TO REPLY, HE WANTS FOLKS TO KNOW THAT HE WISHES HE COULD RESPOND TO EVERY LETTER AND LOOKS FORWARD TO DOING SO AGAIN.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY BOOKS as he will not receive them and there is no guarantee they will be returned.
Eric King 27090045
P.O. BOX 3000
PINE KNOT, KY 42635
If folks want to help and donate to Eric and to be able to get his family out to visit him, donations can be made here.
with solidarity to all in prison, and all who support them
with love and rage
-EK support crew