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Your Support is Needed!

August 1, 2011

Jalil was transferred to Attica a few months ago, and has experienced continual harassment since his arrival. On Thursday, a cell search was conducted and officers removed a short article written by Jalil in 1991 in response to the Rodney King riots and calling for organized
resistance. Despite the age, current irrelevance, and isolated nature of the piece, Jalil is being tried for “gang affiliation,” a Tier 3 disciplinary classification. It seems doubtful that such a tenuous charge will be upheld, but if it is, it will mean lengthy SHU time (up to 5 years).

This is coupled with the frequent harassment of him and his visitors. Recently, I was informed by a CO that Jalil is the “scum of this earth,” and another visitor was referred to as a “pp groupie.” This kind of behavior, though to be expected, is unacceptable.

Jalil has asked that folks write to Albany demanding that the charges be dropped completely. He has no history of gang involvement or affiliation in the 39 years of his incarceration.

Letters of support can be mailed to:

Commissioner Brian Fischer
NYS Department of Correctional Services
Building 2
1220 Washington Ave
Albany, New York 12226-2050

Be sure to refer to Jalil as Anthony Bottom and include his DIN number. This would also be an excellent time to write to Jalil and let him know he has our support:

Anthony Jalil Bottom
Attica Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 149
Attica NY
USA 14011-0149

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