Welcome Home Alex Stuck (Tinley Park Five)
Alex Stuck of the Tinley Park 5 was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for attacking and stopping an organizing luncheon of white supremacists. The meeting of white nationalists and neo-Nazis took place in Tinley Park, Illinois, USA in May 2012.
With good time, Alex will be getting out in late October or early November. Alex has enjoyed many letters, correspondences and book and commissary donations from his supporters during his time in captivity (y’all have helped to make his time much more tolerable!), but prisoner support does not end when our comrades are released; transitioning out of prison can be a difficult time for former prisoners.
Having felonies on one’s record creates barriers to housing and employment. Many things about their lives and communities may have changed during their time inside, so extra effort is required to provide support and build solidarity to avoid isolation and undue financial hardship. Please help us create a gracious homecoming and a smooth re-entry for Alex.
Through halfway houses, supervised release, parole or probation, there is usually state supervision beyond the initial sentence. Also, prison is traumatic. And of course there is the stigma of being a former prisoner that affects nearly every aspect of one’s life. All of this adds up to the less obvious, but equally necessary, support needed when our loved ones come home. Donate to your ability and show an anti-fascist comrade how we welcome folks home.
Here is the website that was created for folks to donate to Alex Stuck’s Release Fund online: wepay.com/donations/alex-stuck-prison-release-fund. If for whatever reason you would rather donate to Alex offline, please go ahead and make the check out to Alex Stuck, then mail the check to:
Sacramento Prisoner Support
PO Box 163126
Sacramento, CA 95816