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June 7

Call-in for New Afrikan Liberation Collective member, Kwame Shakur.

We have received word that co-founder and chairman of the New Afrikan Liberation Collective, Kwame Shakur (Michael Joyner) has suffered yet another assault from staff at Pendleton Correctional Facility. We believe that Kwame’s medical condition is urgent and that he may have suffered traumatic injury to the head.

The assault comes shortly after Shakur was dismissed from a medical examination after insisting he be treated for an auto-immune condition caused by a TB outbreak in Pendleton. It also follows the most recent assault on him during a punitive shake down in retaliation for his political activity.

Pendleton has made Kwame Shakur a primary target in their suppression of inmate struggle and if they are not stopped, the violence against Shakur will only escalate. Pendleton was most recently in the news for the arrest of three corrections officers caught on tape severely beating an unarmed inmate. Warden Dushan Zatecky assured the public that their arrest was proof of Pendleton’s commitment to inmate safety. Yet assaults on inmates, of which Kwame Shakur is just the most recent is a constant occurrence at Pendleton.

Please Call:

IDOC Commissioner Robert E. Carter
(317) 232-5711, press 0 for operator and ask for the commissioner, leave a message if no one answers.

Ask for the commissioner but you will likely speak to a secretary with whom you can leave a message.


“I am calling because I am concerned about the safety of Michael Joyner #149677 of Pendleton Correctional Facility. Yesterday he was assaulted by staff and likely has a severe injury to the head. I would like to know his whereabouts and request an investigation into the incident.”

You do not have to say more than that. Expect lies and dodges. Nor do you have to give any more information about yourself.

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