Filed under: Political Prisoners, US
From Support Eric King
Was able to visit Eric this last week! He is still working through some medical things but is feeling strong and in good spirits! This month marks 6 months being held in solitary confinement. He had a reclassification hearing to determine if he could leave the hole but it was decided that he will remain on “life” status which means he will remain there for the duration of his time at CCA Leavenworth. The support he receives from comrades has been irreplaceable in keeping him strong! Eric wants to express his gratitude for all the amazing letters and books that folks have sent him.
In solidarity (A)
A little Background on Eric from Support Eric King:
Eric G. King, a 28-year-old vegan anarchist, was arrested and charged with an attempted firebombing of a government official’s office in Kansas City, MO in September 2014. Eric is being charged with throwing a hammer through a window of the building, followed by two lit Molotov cocktails. The criminal complaint states that both alleged incendiary devices failed to ignite. Scheduled to go to trial in July 2015, he is facing up to 30 years in federal prison.
Eric was identified as a suspect by local police because he had previously come under suspicion for anti-government and anti-police graffiti. He is currently being held in the Corrections Corporation of America’s Leavenworth Detention Center.
Since his arrest last September, he has been extremely isolated from his loved ones and has repeatedly been targeted by the guards, who have
repeatedly put his safety in jeopardy. Eric is being held in the segregation unit and has been assured that during his time at CCA Leavenworth he will remain in segregation. Despite these struggles, he continues to maintain his good spirits and his resolve to see his legal situation through to the end. He is also maintaining his dedication to struggling for a world free of domination and oppression.