May 29, 2013

Lynne Stewart: Despite Prison Warden Granting Compassionate Release, The Government Delays

As her Stage Four Breast Cancer advances the Federal Government fails to act.  Thursday May 30th is International call-in Day for her release to Sloane-Kittering Cancer Center.

We must call the numbers below on Thursday, May 30, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST 

• US Bureau of Prisons Director Charles E. Samuels202-307-3198-ext. 3
• US Attorney General Eric Holder202-514-2001
   President Obama202-456-1111
   Sample message to leave:

My name is ___________   ______________.I am from _____________ (City/State). I ask that you grant Lynne Stewart COMPASSIONATE RELEASE immediately. In sentencing Lynne to prison Judge John Koeltl stated that attorney Stewart, who steadfastly represented poor people for a lifetime, is a "credit to the legal profession and to the nation."  Let the law prevail and allow Lynne, who is suffering from Stage Four Breast Cancer, return to her family and loved ones while receiving the best medical treatment available to prolong her life. Thank you for your kind consideration. Let peace and justice prevail. Thank you. 

Letter from Lynne Stewart 
Dear Friends and Supporters:
     One month ago I made a request for compassionate release, which was honored by the warden at Carswell Federal Medical Center.  Today the papers are still on a desk in Washington, D.C. even though the terminal cancer that I have contracted requires expeditious action.
     Although I requested immediate action by the Bureau of Prisons, I find it necessary to again request immediate action from you, my friends, comrades, and supporters to call the three numbers listed above on Thursday, May 30 and request action on my behalf.
     This could result in my being able to access medical treatment at Sloan Kettering so that I can face the rest of my life with dignity surrounded by those I love and who love me.

Please do this.
 Yours truly,
Lynne Stewart FMS CARSWELL-53504-054

Letter from Lynne Stewart Defense Committee

Dear Friends of Lynne Stewart,
I just returned from visiting Lynne Stewart at FMC Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas during the Memorial Day weekend. Lynne is dying! She had been diagnosed with Stage Four Breast Cancer. But she is not without hope. Her spirits are high and determination to live and fight on intact. The medical staff at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC is waiting for her arrival and prepared with state of the art treatments that could prolong her life and maybe even save it. I have known Lynne for fifty four years. She is not one to give up on any struggle for human rights and justice. This time the struggle is for her life. Please make the calls and pass this on to every person who cherishes humanity's struggle for a world free from injustice and oppression. I have lots to say about my 12 hours with Lynne last weekend, but now is the time for action. Lynne is counting on you at this very special moment.

In solidarity,
Jeff Mackler, West Coast Coordinator, Lynne Stewart Defense Committee
510-268-9429  jmackler@...

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