Sorry for not posting many updates about NATO3 Political Prisoner Jared (Jay) Chase. Jay does not written many people back so updates tend to be a bit sparse. There is also rather little support for him where he is imprisoned in Illinois.
In addition to the 8 year sentence Jay got as part of the NATO3 case, he also got a one year sentence for apparently throwing waste at a prison guard while he was held in solitary confinement at Cook County Jail. This case has been covered in The Guardian, which you can read about here.
Since then, Jay continues to be held in the Secure Housing Unit (or SHU) of Pontiac Correctional. His release date has been extended to 6/6/2019 (Previously, it has been 11/6/2017). We can only assume this is due to Jay continuing to receive incident reports and losing good time. This is IL DOC punishes people they cannot control by putting in a cage within a cage.
Jay does not have a lot of support and has become one of the forgotten political prisoners whose case is becoming forgotten by much of the movement. He does not want visits but does like receiving mail and books.
If you can, please send books to Jay. He has been in solitary almost exclusively since 2012 and it still a few years away from release. He also has a debilitating condition called Huntington’s Disease which is not being treated by the prison.
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The post The Seattle Worker February 2019: Seattle General Strike Centennial Edition appeared first on It's Going Down. The Seattle local of the IWW presents a new issue of their publication, celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the Seattle general strike. Download the full issue of the February 2019 issue of the Seattle Worker. In honor […]
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The post Global Day of Solidarity with Kevan Thakrar & Against Solitary Confinement appeared first on It's Going Down. A call from the Incarcerated Workers’ Organizing Committee in Wales, Scotland and England for a global day of action against solitary confinement. When: Wednesday 13th March 2019 Where: Everywhere! What: We are calling for people to […]
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The post Mexico: Three of the Six Indigenous Political Prisoners of San Pedro Tlanixco are Free appeared first on It's Going Down. Communiqué From the Movement for the Freedom of the Defenders of Water and Life of San Pedro Tlanixco Three compañerxs are already free and with us. To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation […]
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