The NLG-NYC has sent the linked letters to Charles Samuels, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder calling again for the compassionate release of Lynne Stewart.
We urge chapter members to take similar action, outlined in Lynne’s most recent letter below.
August 10th, 2013
Friends, Supporters, Comrades:
Well, we are once again being educated in the meaning of “protracted struggle”, not that anyone wanted or needed this. It was clear yesterday in Court in NYC that Judge Koeltl was not going to act solely within the “spirit ” of the law but would instead rely upon the Bureau of Prisons to make a “legal” motion on my behalf. Although the lawyers valiantly argued that justice does not allow for a “right” without a “remedy”, in my case, the right to die at home and the fact that there is no appeal(remedy)from the Bureau’s decision.
There are new and compelling facts now before the BOP–the prognosis now of 18 months and the fact that the PET scan revealed that the most serious cancer (of the lungs) is getting worse. The Judge yesterday, asked the Government to concede (as their papers did by not contesting any facts) that I qualified in every respect for the release. They, of course, remained silent. For that reason I am asking once again that all of you send a “shout” out to the BOP [Federal Bureau of Prisons], AG Holder and Pres. Obama and express any outrage you might feel that the days and months are ticking by and I remain in Texas. The DC Prison Bureaucracy clearly would just as soon see me die here.
So, not to be discouraged or disheartened by this latest legal impediment–the walls of Jericho DID come tumbling down, eventually !!Love Struggle,
3 ways we can SEND A “SHOUT” OUT!
A “BREAK THE CHAINS” LETTER: You’ve already signed the petition – now please write a personal note and forward this email to 2 of your closest friends – and ask them to sign and send this to 2 of their closest friends, and so on!
The White House
Washington, DC 20500
ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
MR. CHARLES E. SAMUELS, Jr., Director,
Federal Bureau of Prisons,
320 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534
Re: Lynne Stewart, #53504-054 Compassionate Release
(AND KEEP CALLING ‘TIL LYNNE IS FREE!)
ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDER
CHARLES E. SAMUELS