Prisoner Letter Writing Night, November 6th, 5-7pm
On the first and third Sunday of every month, a little crew of folks have been getting together at Pipsqueak to write letters and cards to various prisoners in an attempt to create a culture of support and solidarity and to also break down the walls of communication that incarceration brings. This week we’ll be focusing on Josh Williams and Josh “Zero” Cartrette, two prisoners currently facing repression from within the walls of confinement.
“Josh Williams was sentenced on December 10th, 2015 to 8 years in prison for trying to burn down a Quik Trip during a demonstration in Berkeley, MO on Christmas Eve, 2014 that was held in response to the police murder of Antonio Martin.”
According to a call-out from his support crew https://www.instagram.com/p/BLxDcrhgHeH/?taken-by=nycabc he’s been put in a level 5 facility, known particularly for its violence. We’re gonna focus on getting letters and cards to him this week, also because his birthday is on November 25th! Let’s send some fiery greetings his way.
And closer to our part of the world is Zero, an anarchist prisoner in Pendleton, OR who is currently facing repression and solitary confinement for his alleged attempts in agitating for the September 9th Prison Strike. You can find his address and his most recent writing here: http://pdxabc.org/notes-on-repression-torture-survival-and-revolution-at...
And of course we will have the new political prisoner birthday calender available here: