March 22, 2017 Update from Jalil:
I'm out of SHU, however, phones, commissary and packages won't be restored
until March 29, 2017.
me from SHU and placed me in the "Close Supervision Unit" (CSU) absent
any notice or due process procedure. At the surface, prisoners are treated
like all other prisoners, go to school, programs, recreation, etc., as
all other prisoners. But they are scrutinized more closely, searched
more often, and, I imagine, reported on more frequently.
I intend to file a FOIL request for all documents regarding the unit
and the arbitrary and capricious decision to place me in the CSU. Once
I get the documents, I'll file a grievance to exhaust administrative
remedies and proceed with a petition in the Court.
Still haven't received my property, hopefully by the end of the week
at the latest.
Revolutionary Love and Unity,
In the Spirit of Nelson Mandela
in Apartheid NYS Prison System!
Please take the time to write to Jalil and let him know he is in our
hearts and on our minds.
Dear Friends and Supporters:
NYC Jericho visited Jalil at Shawangunk on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
When Jalil was moved last Monday, he was taken out on a
medical for a stress test, then instead of taking him back to Southport,
they took him to Shawangunk. He asked to make a phone call to his lawyer,
but was not allowed to do so. So he sent a legal letter to Bob Boyle (for
which DOCCS has to provide the stamp). That's why we didn't find out he
was moved until last Friday.
this transfer did not take place in the normal fashion, Jalil
doesn't know if he has any of his stuff. He was upset because he wanted
to send birthday greetings to his daughter, but he doesn't even
have a stamp. Jalil is scheduled to be returned to general population
on March 21st, so hopefully he will be able to make phone calls. Please
take the time to write to Jalil and let him know he is in our hearts
and on our minds.
read more on the current situation, click here!
had a visit from his brother Dave and sister Stephanie
in April. He and they say it was a wonderful visit. Dave sent us
of the visit to post.
Jalil's response to 2016 parole denial here.
the entire parole hearing transcript here.
the parole board's decision here.
are enraged to report that Jalil received notice on June 28, 2016, that
was once again rejected by the Parole Board. This is the ninth
time Jalil has been to the Board, and the ninth time he has been denied,
despite having an excellent record and meeting all requirements to
will definitely be an Article 78 appeal of this denial. We will
need everyone's help in preparing for the appeal and will definitely
a strong campaign.
cannot continue to allow the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the Patrolmen's
Benevolent Association (PBA) and the
New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association
(COPBA) to impose their will upon the Parole Board. The FOP, PBA
and COPBA have made it clear that they are trying to impose Life
Parole (LWOP) on our Political Prisoners. THIS IS NOT LAW AND NOT
WHAT THEY WERE SENTENCED TO. They must be held accountable for their
will keep everyone posted on upcoming steps and actions to take. In the
please take the time to write to Jalil and him know he is
in our hearts and on our minds.
has also submitted a request to Gov. Cuomo requesting commutation of
sentence to time served, as the parole board is obviously biased. A fair
and just parole hearing is impossible for Jalil and our other NY State
has asked people to write Governor Cuomo and urge him to grant executive
Here is the info:
Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
of New York State
State Capitol Building
York State DOCCS-
Executive Clemency Bureau
Harriman State Campus – Building 2
videos of Jalil's brother Dave speaking about Jalil here.
read Jalil's response to his 2014 parole denial, click here.
read about Jalil's ongoing FOIL lawsuit,
sure to read the wonderful letter from Jalil's Mom Billie: A
Mother's Cry in
support of her son's release.
out the videos of Jalil discussing
the Case of the New York 3, Cointelpro, Plutocracy and
some history leading to the formation of the Jericho Movement,
of which Jalil is a co-founder.
Check out the videos from an interview
in 1988 by Paper Tiger TV, especially Part 3, which includes
a response to Badge of the Assassin with Safiyah Bukhari,
Brian Glick and the New York 3.
to a snippet of the "Redemption" CD
being compiled by Oakland Jericho