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October 30

Phone Zap for Comrade Keith Malik Washington

Phone zap to support anarchist, IWOC member, and black liberation prisoner Comrade Keith “Malik” Washington.

Comrade Malik is currently being held in solitary confinement after being attacked at USP Beaumont. Other prisoners had previously warned that he was in danger at Beaumont and it is clear that he is being targeted because of his activism.

Malik urgently needs to get out of this dangerous environment, and to get moved to an institution in California so it will be be easier for him to start work at the Bay View right away when he gets released. There is no reason for him to be at Beaumont, given his security status and his upcoming parole status in California. A show of public solidarity and support is crucial in letting the prison officials know that we are watching out for him and they can’t get away with any more dirty tricks.

Please take a few minutes to help make sure our comrade gets transferred safely:

Who to Call: 

USP Beaumont- 409-727-8188

(if you only have time to make 1 call, call USP Beaumont!)

When calling Beaumont, ask to speak with:

– Larry Schultz- Warden

– Mr. Tenner- Unit Manager ext.4551

– Mr. Odstrcil- Case Manager

Fax: 409-626-3700

BOP Director, Kathleen Hawk Sawyer- 202-307-3250

BOP South Central Regional Office, Grand Prairie- 972-730-8600

Suggested Call Script: 

“Hello, I am contacting you on behalf of Keith Washington (#34481037), a prisoner who was recently assaulted while being held at USP Beaumont. It is my understanding that Mr. Washington is hurt and being held in the SHU with restricted access to the outside world and that an investigation is currently underway. I demand that you expedite this investigation as swiftly as possible, that Keith Washington be transferred to a lower security facility in California (where he will be living and working upon release) and that no further disciplinary measures are taken against Mr. Washington, a man who has no history of violence other than what he has been exposed to in your institution.

Can you confirm who the specific Designator currently working on Mr. Washington’s case is? Please be advised that we are currently seeking to pursue legal action to redress the harm that Mr. Washington has suffered as a result of your negligence, and will continue to contact you until he is transferred.”

Tips for Making Calls: 

  • Be firm but polite, insist on speaking to the person you are calling
  • Leave a message if no one answers
  • Refuse to give any information that you may be uncomfortable sharing with the state (e.g. full legal name, organizational affiliation, etc.)
  • Record phonecalls whenever psosible and send recordings to [email protected]
  • Send any new information gathered from calls to [email protected] or Tweet @FightXPrisons
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Fight Toxic Prisons

Earth liberation and prison abolition.

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