February 21, 2013

Action Alert: Kevin Rashid Johnson, New African Communist prison organizer

Kevin “Rashid” Johnson is a New African Communist prison organizer and intellectual in the United States and one of the founders of the NABPP-PC (New African Black Panther Party-Prison Chapter). He has spent most of his adult life in the prison system and continually been subjected to political repression and violence in retaliation for his organizing efforts. He is currently held at Snake River Correctional Inst in Oregon.

After a long and uncharacteristic silence in communication with him and no information on his circumstances, a supporter received a letter from his cellmate (indicating Rashid was in a serious medical state.  Details about his medical condition have been deleted from this post.)

It is of the utmost importance to put ALL POSSIBLE PRESSURE on the Oregon DOC AS SOON AS POSSIBLE in order to protect this comrade's life!

UPDATE 2/22/12:  call 503.378.6188 to ask for information about Rashid, rather than the numbers listed below.

 Please call Snake River at 541-881-5000 and dial 0 to speak with a staff member and express your concern over the situation:

Also call the DOC Inspector General at (877) 678-4222 and Oregon DOC at 503-945-9090.

Fax number for Snake River Superintendent’s Office is (541)881-5460.

Email address of Snake River Superintendent Mark Nooth is mark.s.nooth@state.or.us.

Rashid’s inmate number is #19370490

Snake River is open 8-5 PST/MST. Further details on the situation and support actions will be posted here as they become available.

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