Monday, January 11, 2016

These prisoners need your help

Two Texas prisoners in serious danger, face life-threatening retaliation for blowing the whistle on inhumane conditions. Two Wisconsin prisoners face life behind bars despite a popular new documentary making clear that they were framed. These people need your help!

To: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice, Texas state officials: Immediately remove Keith "Malik" Washington from the Coffield unit or provide him with protective custody! In retaliation for Malik’s efforts to expose environmental injustices in Texas prisons, he has been transferred to the largest and most gang-infiltrated prison in the state of Texas. Learn more and sign here.
To: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice, Texas state officials: Immediately transfer Keith Cole to a unit with adequate supervision and place him in a cell with an emergency-call button! In retaliation for his lawsuit over extreme heat, Texas has placed this 61-year-old with a heart condition in one of the few prisons without call buttons. Sign here.
To: the Governor of Wisconsin: Free Steve Avery and Brendan Dassey. The Netflix documentary Making of a Murderer makes clear that these two men (one imprisoned as a child) are innocent, and that in fact they were framed for a crime as revenge against Avery for having been exonerated of a previous false conviction. Sign here.