Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night. This Tuesday.

On this Tuesday, September 25th the Internationalist Prison Books Collective brings you this month’s Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night! Write letters and birthday cards to political prisoners whose birthdays fall during the month of September. It’s an easy way to let these people know they aren’t forgotten. These men and women fought for many of the freedoms we take for granted today. If you can’t make it to the letter writing night then please send a birthday card from home. You can find the birthday addresses here.

Two notable birthdays this month are Marissa Alexander and Jorge Cornell.

Marissa was recently sentenced to 20 years in prison for defending herself against her abusive husband.

Less than a month until the trial against North Carolina Latin Kings. Jorge Cornell , is a member of the North Carolina Latin Kings, and along with other members is facing federal racketeering (RICO) charges. The NC ALKQN is a street organization dedicated to community empowerment & self-determination and black & brown unity. Members have participated in community organizing efforts across North Carolina related to policing, immigration and prisons. Jorge called for a gang truce in the city of Greensboro, worked with the Guilford County Schools to help resolve gang related conflicts in local schools, ran for City Council, was organizing a non-profit to help people with criminal records obtain employment, and along with others filed a Civil Rights complaint against the Greensboro Police Department for racial discrimination. The RICO prosecution is clearly a retaliation for the ALKQN’s community organizing, especially because of their focus on corruption in the Greensboro Police Department.

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