Remembering Prisoners Over the Holidays
Monday, December 10, 2012
For most people, the holiday season is filled with family, friends, good food, and cheer. But for those in prison, the holidays can be an especially painful time to be separated from loved ones. As you are filling out your holiday cards this season, please remember the men and women who will spend the holidays behind bars. Receiving a holiday card filled with greetings and words of encouragement from you could really mean a lot to someone who has to spend the holidays away from his or her family.
Many CEDP chapters and other groups fighting for justice also host holiday card writing events, which is a great way to get together in a more casual setting, make plans for the new year, and send some holiday cheer into prison walls.
Death row prisoners:
John Booth 170-921, 401 East Madison Ave., Baltimore, MD 20202
Kevin Cooper, #C-65304, San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, CA 94974
Darrell Lomax PO Box K-27402 SQSP San Quentin, CA 94974
Keith Doolin #K 13400, S.Q.S.P. (4E-Y-25) Death Row, San Quentin, CA 94974
Vernon Evans #172357, 401 East Madison Ave., Baltimore, MD 21202
David Lee Thomas #A-717466#P61185# A-1, Union Correctional Institution, 7819 N.W. 228th St., Raiford, FL 32026-4000
Keith Gavin #Z-665, 3700 Holman Unit 8U4, Atmore, AL 36503
Randy Greer #999042, Polunsky Unit, 3872 F.M. 350 South, Livingston, TX 77351
Siddique Abdullah Hasan #R130-559, Ohio State Penitentiary, 878 Coitsville-Hubbard Rd, Youngstown, OH 44505-4635
Timothy McKinney #10137763 Shelby County Jail 1-E-21 201 Poplar Drive Memphis, TN. 38103
Louis Castro Perez #999328 Polunsky Unit, 3872 F.M. 350 South, Livingston, TX 77351
Jeff Wood #999256 Polunsky Unit, 3872 F.M. 350 South, Livingston, TX 77351
Christopher A. Young #999508, Polunsky Unit, 3872 FM 350 South, Livingston, TX 77351
Carlos A. Hawthorne Jr. #K-67900, San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, CA 94974
Correll Thomas P.O. Box P-55743 3-EY-6 San Quentin State Prison San Quentin, CA 94974
Michelle Tharp #0F6593, P.O. Box 180, Muncy PA 17756
Shonda Walter #OJ8227, P.O. Box 180, Muncy, PA 17756
Darlie Routier #999220 2305 Ransom Road, Gatesville, TX 76528
Former death row prisoners who continue to be incarcerated, some with life without parole sentences:
Mumia Abu-Jamal #AM-8335 SCI Mahanoy 301 Morea Road Frackville, PA 17932
Addolfo Davis #B-55374, P.O. Box 112, Joliet, IL 60434
Gary Tyler #84156, Louisiana State Penitentiary, ASH-4, Angola, LA 70712
Sara Kruzan #W-59700 PO Box 1508 Chowchilla, CA 93610 **
*Chicago police torture victims
**Sara had a LWOP sentence, but in 2011 it was commuted to 25 years with the possibility of parole.
We also wanted to acknowledge family members who have loved ones locked up, as we know this year is difficult for you, too. We are fighting with you!