Filed under: Anarchist Movement, Announcement, Incarceration, US
Update on anarchist prisoner Eric King, who has now been transferred to USP Lee in Jonesville, Virginia.
Despite claims by the Bureau of Prisons that Eric was not designated to USP Lee made to supporters this last week, Eric was moved yesterday from USP Atlanta holding facility to USP Lee. This move happened despite the fact that Eric should not have a maximum management variable on him and should be housed at a low or medium security prison.
Eric King has just arrived at USP Lee in Virginia. He cannot receive books, but please send him a letter of support:
Eric King 27090-045
PO Box 305
Jonesville, VA 24263
** white envelope, white paper, black/blue pen only ** no color photos, no stickers/glue/glitter pic.twitter.com/9JKFKAmVzV
— Support_Eric_King (@SupportEricKing) May 4, 2022
It is imperative that we put pressure on the Bureau of Prisons and notify U.S. Senators and Congressional Reps about this today. Please urge the BOP to redesignate Eric to a low or medium security prison ASAP. They are already aware of threats made by white supremacists and long-term placement in the SHU is not an acceptable alternative to going into general population at USP Lee and being attacked by white supremacists.
Please make calls, send faxes and emails today to help keep Eric safe.
TALKING POINTS FOR PHONE CALLS AND VOICEMAILS:
Eric has no pending charges, criminal history or disciplinary sanctions qualifying him for maximum security;
Eric was found not guilty March 18, 2022 for assault on federal officer and merely wants to finish his original sentence as smoothly as possible as he’s due for release December 2023;
Eric being placed in segregation is not a guarantee for safety due to a history of being attacked by white supremacists in segregation;
Eric has filed grievances to address his improper designation for maximum security and the threats made to him by white supremacist gangs at USP McCreary, USP Atlanta and USP Lee are documented;
Eric, his family and legal team need proof he does not have an improper management variable and will be properly designated based on his actual security level of medium/low.
— Support_Eric_King (@SupportEricKing) April 30, 2022
Designation & Sentence Computation Center
email: GRA-DSC/[email protected]
Mid-Atlantic BOP Regional Office
Email: [email protected]
BOP National Office
Email: [email protected]
BOP Director Michael Carvajal
Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Email: [email protected]
BOP Mid-Atlantic Regional Director James Petrucci
Judiciary Subcomittee that oversees the Bureau of Prisons and Sentencing
Links to find your State’s Representatives
House of Representatives: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
Virginia Senators to Contact (USP Lee Jurisdiction)
Phone: (202) 224-4024
Mark. R Warner
Phone: (276) 525-1405
Missouri Senators (Eric’s original sentencing district)
Phone: (202) 224-5721
Missouri Congress and Members of House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security; Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons
Phone: (314) 955-9980
Phone: (202) 225-2406
DRAFT MESSAGES / TEMPLATES
To whom it may concern,
I am writing about my friend who is a prisoner in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. His name is Eric King, inmate number 27090-045. He was recently found not guilty on all counts at a trial in the U.S. District of Colorado. Eric was moved from FCI Englewood and was transferred from a private facility, Grady County Jail in Oklahoma, to USP Atlanta, where he was put on a bus yesterday and is now at USP Lee.
I am writing because I believe Eric is in danger at USP Lee. He is scheduled to be released from prison in December 2023, and wants to avoid anything that would infringe on this release date.
There is an active threat against his life. A few years ago, before being sent to Colorado, Eric was held in the Segregation Unit at USP Lee for approximately two weeks. Before that, at USP Atlanta, a white supremacist gang member told him he would be killed at USP Lee if he was released into general population. This was documented at USP Lee. Eric was originally transferred to USP Lee and Atlanta under the US Marshalls after he was attacked by white supremacist gangs at USP McCreary.
It is imperative that Eric not be put in harm’s way. The Bureau of Prisons knows this and there is established case law regarding the BOP sending someone into dangerous and life threatening scenarios. See Fitzharris v. Wolf, 702 F.2d 836, 839 (9th Cir. 1983); Gullatte v. Potts, 654 F.2d 1007, 1012-13 (5th Cir. 1981); Roba v. U.S., 604 F.2d 215, 218-19 (2d Cir. 1979).
Additionally, Eric is in this situation because of a bogus maximum management variable on his security profile. This has him erroneously being sent to a facility beyond his actual security level. He has no pending charges and no incident reports. He has no criminal history or disciplinary sanctions qualifying him for placement at a maximum security prison. He intends to be released to Colorado to live with his wife and his two children in just over a year. We need proof to Eric, his family and legal team the management variable is removed so that he can be sent to a medium- or low-custody prison close to home and begin preparing for release.
I am afraid for my friend Eric’s life, and I am asking that you intervene with the Bureau of Prisons and ask them not to send Eric King into harm’s way by sending him to USP Lee.
Please help my friend.