Tuesday May 21, 2013
Is Snake River Correctional Institute Trying to Kill Kevin 'Rashid' Johnson?Submitted by Michael Munk Salem-News.com
An Oregon prison known as 'Cowboy Country' has a long history of crimes against prisoners.
(PORTLAND, OR) - Kevin “Rashid” Johnson is a New African Communist prison organizer and intellectual in the United States and one of the founders of the NABPP-PC (New African Black Panther Party-Prison Chapter). He has spent most of his adult life in the prison system and continually been subjected to political repression and violence in retaliation for his organizing efforts. He is currently held at Snake River Correctional Inst in Oregon.
After a long and uncharacteristic silence in communication with him and no information on his circumstances -a supporter received the following letter from his cellmate:
It is of the upmost importance to put ALL POSSIBLE PRESSURE on the Oregon DOC AS SOON AS POSSIBLE in order to protect this comrade's life!
Please call Snake River at 541-881-5000 and dial 0 to speak with a staff member and express your concern over the situation:
Fax number for Snake River Superintendent’s Office is (541)881-5460.
Email address of Snake River Superintendent Mark Nooth is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rashid’s inmate number is #19370490
Snake River is open 8-5 PST/MST. Further details on the situation and support actions will be posted here as they become available.
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