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Politicized Prisoner Coyote Sheff is Scheduled for Release November 8

December 10, 2013


It is a time to celebrate!!! Comrade Coyote Sheff is scheduled to be released from Ely State Penitentiary on November 8, 2013. He has some good time coming to him, so he may be released sooner than that. He will not be paroled and will have done all his time so he will not be a continued ward of the state. As you may know, Coyote has been organizing the Ely Prison chapter of ABC and has plans to continue organizing upon his release, in Olympia, WA. He is planning on moving there with his mother and would like to continue his work with writing, educating and organizing. As you know, this transition is going to be challenging for him, as he has spent most of his adult life behind enemy lines, and the last three of those years in solitary, a direct punishment for his radical organizing.

We at the PDX ABC are planning on hosting a “Freedom Celebration” and fundraiser for Coyote. Our plans are to host it during the “Thankstaking” holiday as a Ending Colonial Legacies event. First and foremost, we want to celebrate the release of our comrade from colonial control and his slavery, but to also help support him in his transition to this society. I have been in contact with his mother and partner and they are both struggling financially. I have gotten his mother in contact with some comrades in WA, who are helping the best they can.

Coyote and his family are looking for any support that this community can offer him to help with this transition. This could be by also hosting a freedom celebration in your community, raising funds in other ways, or any other way you may have access to. For info and updates go to

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