Phone Zap: Defend Imam Hasan

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Call for a phone zap campaign in support of Imam Hasan, a long time prison rebel and organizer. According to supporters, “Outspoken prison rebel Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan was transferred to the hole Friday evening. According to prisoners, Hasan has been “charged with five rule 17 violations for organizing a work stoppage.” For more info about organizing winning phone zap campaigns, go here.

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This won’t be the first time they use a Friday evening transfer to the hole to try to silence Hasan. Back in 2016, they manufactured blatantly false and racist accusations about Hasan attempting to recruit an outside faith leader for a suicide bombing plot. bit.ly/2cl4O2p

*UPDATE: according to Grant Horton, public relations person for ODRC, Hasan is charged with “leading and inciting a disturbance or riot, unauthorized business operations, and misuse of phones.” Grant also claimed that Hasan said to them that he’s the leader and organizer of a prison strike in Ohio. If officials engage with you in any kind of back and forth, please stress that speaking about a strike over the phone is not a business operation or inciting a riot. State that you endorse local strike demands and that you honor the agency of incarcerated people to achieve those demands.

STEP 1
Call Ohio State Penitentiary at 330-743-0700 and ask to speak to Warden Richard A. Bowen, Jr.

SAMPLE SCRIPT: “Hello, I’m concerned about Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan. His number is R130559 and I’m calling because there is no justification for putting him in the hole. I want him removed from the hole and I want a full reinstitution of his previously earned privileges. I’ll keep tabs on this to ensure my demands are met.”

STEP 2
Call Northeast Regional Director Todd Ishee at 330-797-6398 and demand that Hasan be removed from the hole.

STEP 3
Send letters of support to:

Siddique Abdullah Hasan, R130559
878 Coitsville-Hubbard Road
Youngstown, OH 44505

STEP 4
Email the warden at drc.osp@odrc.state.oh.us
Email Todd Ishee at Todd.Ishee@odrc.state.oh.us

ADDITIONAL TALKING POINTS
#August21 Strike Demands for Incarcerated People in Ohio goo.gl/WyTD9U


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