Support Political Prisoner Ruchell Magee! Parole Board Hearing This Week!
Update and Action Alert !!!
Ruchell Magee is the longest-held political prisoner in the United States and the world. He has lived under the full weight of this rotten, racist California prison system for over 57 years but still remains strong at 81 years old.
Ruchell Magee was on the witness stand when the 17-year-old Jonathan Jackson broke into the courtroom, demanded the immediate release of the Soledad Brothers (George Jackson, Fleeta Drumgo and John Clutchette), and asked him if he wanted freedom. Magee responded “Take these chains off, I’m a free man!” In the tragic massacre of this modern day slave rebellion, the San Quentin guards shot and killed Jonathan Jackson, William Christmas, James McClain, and even Judge Harold Haley in a brutal onslaught. Only Magee survived, but he was critically wounded in the attack.
Magee was slapped with murder and conspiracy charges, but was only convicted of simple kidnapping.
Emergency Call to Action
WRITE TO RUCHELL’S PAROLE BOARD
Ruchell Magee's next parole hearing is scheduled for Thursday, July 15th. That gives us a few days to support him with as many letters of support as possible. Please take a couple of minutes to draft a letter using the guidelines below:
Write a one-page letter to Ruchell’s parole board about your support for Ruchell based on his length of confinement (over 58 years). People have committed horrendous crimes and gotten much less time than Ruchell. Mention that Ruchell was very young when he was arrested and he should be able to enjoy the rest of his life outside of captivity. Add that we as taxpayers pay to keep this elderly man incarcerated instead of in his community, where he could make a positive contribution toward community development.
Board of Parole Hearings
Post Office Box 4036
Sacramento, CA 95812-4036
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