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Jaan Laaman transferred to USP McCreary in Pine Knot, Kentucky

December 28, 2017

Avoids Transfer to CMU, After Long Period in Segregation

As of December 28, 2017, Jaan K. Laaman, long-time anti-imperialist political prisoner, has been transferred to USP McCreary in Kentucky — after being held in segregation at USP Tucson for over 270 days — over 8 months. Please write Jaan at his new address right away so he feels the love. We want the prison to be aware that he is supported by folks and we have his back.

Please send greetings & love to:

Jaan Laaman #10372-016

USP McCreary

U.S. Penitentiary

P.O. Box 3000

Pine Knot, KY 42635

We’re happy to report that Jaan is back in general population! While at Tucson, Jaan was held in segregation (minimum 23 hours a day, locked down in a 6×9’ cell) since his birthday on March 21, 2017. Jaan was placed into segregation because of two short messages which were shared with his close family and friends: this statement in support of the “Day Without a Woman Strike” (International Women’s Day, March 8, 2017) which was printed in the NYC Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) update, and “Farewell Thoughts to My Friend, Lynne Stewart” which was broadcast on Prison Radio on March 9, 2017. Prison officials made the absurd claim that these statements ‘threaten the security of the prison.’

Transfer to CMU Prevented!

Jaan was threatened with transfer to a Communications Management Unit (CMU) because of these statements. Jaan’s pro-bono attorney, Paul Gattone filed a lawsuit challenging the attempt to transfer Jaan to a CMU. Paul is a people’s lawyer who practices in the areas of civil rights and criminal defense, and an owner of Revolutionary Grounds infoshop in Tucson, AZ.

Preparing for Parole Hearing:

Jaan is a Freedom Fighter and Must Come Home!

Preventing Jaan from being transferred to a CMU was the first goal. Jaan is an Elder (69 years old) and needs to be brought home. Jaan should be home with his siblings, family and loved ones. Jaan is a freedom fighter who was convicted of actively fighting some of the worst crimes against humanity in recent history–US backed atrocities like apartheid in South Africa and genocidal wars in Central America. Jaan is a lifelong anti-racist and anti-imperialist. We need his vision and voice at home now more than ever. This work to bring Jaan home will be led by Jaan and folks on the outside that Jaan identifies to lead up this effort. Please let us know if you would like to help in this effort. Jaan and all political prisoners must be brought home and we can make it happen!

This update was written by friends of Jaan Laaman. Contact:; Facebook: Free Jaan Laaman; Twitter: @4StruggleMag. Learn more about Jaan here and here

This update was written by friends of Jaan Laaman. Contact: Facebook: Free Jaan Laaman Twitter: @4StruggleMag

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  1. moorbey permalink
    January 2, 2018 4:20 pm

    Reblogged this on Moorbey'z Blog.

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