Incarceration Nation

Letter from
Lynne Stewart

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 [August 8, 2013] 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 (BOP) 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, it’s 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 Bureau Of Prisons–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, Attorney General Holder and President 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,


—August 10, 2013

What you can do:

Demand Compassionate Release for Lynne Now!

Write and call:

President Obama

The White House

Pennsylvania Avenue

Washington, DC 20500

(202) 456-1111

Attorney General Eric Holder

U.S. Department of Justice

950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20530-0001

(202) 353-1555

Charles E. Samuels, Jr.

Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons

320 First Street, NW

Washington, DC 20534

(202) 307-3250/3262

Write to Lynne Stewart:

Lynne Stewart #53504-054

Unit 2N, Federal Medical Center, Carswell

P.O. Box 27137

Fort Worth, TX 76127

Write to Lynne Stewart Defense Committee at:

Lynne Stewart Defense Committee

1070 Dean Street

Brooklyn, New York 11216

For further information:

718-789-0558 or 917-853-9759