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June 18, 2013

2013.06.18: Emergency Alert: Lynne Stewart In Grave Danger

From: Michael Letwin
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 1:54 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Emergency Alert: Lynne Stewart In Grave Danger

From: Lynne Stewart Defense Organization []
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 1:05 PM
To: Rosenberg, Mimi

While there is a lower class, I am in it;
while there is a criminal element, I am of it;
while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.
– Eugene Debs


Sign The Petition!

Please take a moment to join Pete Seeger, Desmond Tutu, Dick Gregory and thousands of others. Get ten of your friends to sign the petition for compassionate release today.

It is devastating, totally unbelievable. Is this in a democracy, the only superpower? I am sad. I will sign. Praying God’s blessing on your efforts.
“- Desmond Tutu

Lynne Stewart should be outa jail.
– Pete Seeger

Write Lynne today, and visit

Lynne Stewart
53504-054 CARSWELL
P.O. BOX 27137
Fort Worth TX, 76127

To Donate please send your gift to:
Lynne Stewart Organization
1070 Dean St.
Brooklyn NY 11216
(for gifts that need to be tax deductible call or email 917-853-9759

Emergency Alert: Lynne Stewart In Grave Danger

The warden of Carswell FCI agreed to forward the compassionate release petition to the DOJ. The time to increase the heat is now.
White House vigil for Lynne Stewart’s compassionate release started Monday, June 17 and is GROWING.


Media Contact: Ralph Poynter: 1-917-853-9759

The continuing campaign to gain Compassionate Release for Lynne Stewart — the grievously ill, imprisoned human rights attorney — is headed to Washington, D.C.

Despite being approved for compassionate release, Stewart continues to be held in Carswell Federal Prison in seriously deteriorating health.

Lynne Stewart’s spouse, the 79-year-old social justice activist Ralph Poynter, will lead a continuing vigil in front of the White House starting on Monday, June 17.

Poynter urges all those concerned with justice, compassion and basic human rights to join him whether they are available for an hour, for the day, or for the duration. He will be at the White House and making visits to the Federal Bureau of Prisons several blocks away, at 320 First St. NW, Washington D.C., 20534.

Lynne Stewart, age 73, is suffering from stage 4 cancer in her lungs. The cancer has metastasized rapidly to her lymph nodes and shoulder. She has lost 60 pounds and her condition is deteriorating rapidly. Stewart’s condition is well-known and medically documented.

As Poynter explains: “Lynne has passed all of the legalities of compassionate release and qualifies for release as the bill was written. The prison warden at Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas, has signed for her release, and so has the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Charles R. Samuels. Probation officers charged with inspecting Lynne’s future residence approved her housing. All that is required by the statute of compassionate release has been done. Yet Lynne is still in jail! Every day that her release is postponed makes treatment of her cancer more difficult.”

The national campaign for Stewart’s Compassionate Release started more than three months ago, in early March. Thousands of petitions were sent and thousands of phone calls made urging her release. The warden at Carswell Federal Prison recommended her immediate compassionate release six weeks ago.

As the Lynne Stewart Defense Committee has explained, Stewart is not guilty of any crimes. In representing a prisoner charged with terrorism, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, Stewart was unjustly convicted of delivering a simple press release for her client.

All those who are concerned with Lynne’s health and unable to get to Washington, D.C., are urged to continue calling the White House, Attorney General and Federal Bureau of Prisons and sending petitions.

CALL: White House – President Barack Obama 1-202-456-1414

Attorney General Eric Holder – 1-202-514-2001

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Director Charles Samuels – 1-202-307-3250

Sign petition at or at


Sign The Petition!

Lynne Stewart Must Be Free! Lynne Stewart and her husband Ralph Poynter.

Compassion demands that Lynne Stewart be released immediately from prison so she and her family can fight for her life. Lynne Stewart, is political prisoner and a renowned human rights lawyer who is currently serving a ten year sentence at FMC Carswell TX.

Please go to get active and sign the petition for compassionate release.

Lynne Stewart Defense Organization
1070 Dean St. Brooklyn NY 11216 917-853-9759 ,

Over 20,000 and counting sign the petition! Please add your voice!

If you have already signed the petition, please write a letter. They have the power to release Lynne now and must be encouraged to do so. Please write to:

Mr. Charles E. Samuels, Jr., Director
Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534

Re: Lynne Irene Stewart, #53504-054 Compassionate Release

Lynne Stewart Defense Organization
1070 Dean St. Brooklyn NY 11216, 917-853-9759,

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