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Oct 1, 18

Rebel Prisoner Birthdays for October

Inspired by the spirit of the Political Prisoners Birthday crew, here’s a short listing of some rebel prisoners who have upcoming birthdays in October. For an an introduction on how to write to prisoners and some things to do and not to do, go here. If you have the time, please also check IWOC’s listing of prisoners facing retaliation for prison strike-related organizing.

Also, wishing a very happy birthday to former long-term Black Liberation prisoner Robert Seth Hayes, who will be celebrating his birthday on the outside for the first time in 45 years!

Kelly Gibbs

One of the Vaughn 17 prisoners who participated in an uprising in early 2017.

Birthday: October 1


Kelly Gibbs, SBI# 00546917
Sussex Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 500
Georgetown DE 19947

Joshua “Skelly” Stafford

One of the Cleveland 4, entrapped in a plot started by an FBI informant to repress the Occupy movement.

Birthday: October 3


Joshua Stafford #57976-060
USP McCreary
PO Box 3000
Pine Knot, KY  42635

Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, Imam

Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, formerly H. Rap Brown, was a black liberation leader serving as the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and late the Justice Minister of the Black Panther Party. Wrongfully convicted of murder in the 1990s after an intense campaign of state harrassment.

Birthday: October 4


Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin #99974-555
USP Tucson
P.O. Box 24550
Tucson, AZ 85734

United States

David Gilbert
American radical organizer, author and prisoner David Gilbert was a founding member of Columbia University Students for a Democratic Society and member of The Weather Underground Organization. Following ten years underground he was arrested with members of the Black Liberation Army and other radicals following a botched armored car robbery in 1981. He is now a well-known prisoner serving time in upstate New York.
Birthday: October 6
David Gilbert #83-A-6158
Wende Correctional Facility
3040 Wende Road
Alden, NY 14004-1187

United States

Michael “Mike” Davis Africa

Mike is a member of the Move 9 and a loving father and grandfather. He is the partner of Debbie Africa who was released from prison in 2018.
Birthday: October 6
Michael Davis Africa #AM-4973
SCI Phoenix
P.O. Box 244
Collegeville, PA 19426-0244

United States

Malik Bey (Meral Smith)
Malik is one of the Virgin Island 5 serving 8 consecutive life sentences after being tortured into a false confession then wrongly imprisoned since 2001 when his sentence was vacated.
Birthday: October 8
Meral Smith #16-024
Tallahatchie Correctional Facility
415 US Highway 49N
Tutwiler, MS 38963

United States

Jermaine Parker
Jermaine Parker was sentenced to 14 years for shooting a firearm out of a car in protest during the Ferguson uprising.
Birthday: October 15
Jermaine Parker #1185800

18701 Old Highway 66,
Pacific, MO 63069

Jalil Muntaqim
Long-term Black Liberation prisoner, formerly associated with the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, imprisoned since 1975 as part of the “New York Three”.
Birthday: October 18
Anthony J. Bottom #77A4283
Sullivan Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 116
Fallsburg, NY 12733

United States

Edward “Eddie” Goodman Africa
Eddie Africa is a member of the MOVE 9.
Birthday: October 31
Edward Goodman Africa AM4974
SCI Mahanoy
301 Morea Road
Frackville, PA 17932

United States

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