Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Fwd: Fw: Human Rights Advocates Report to Prison - Join the Nationwide Fast!

SOA Watch Update, April 17, 2007----- Original Message -----
From: School of the Americas Watch
To: lasurg@...
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 2:00 PM
Subject: Human Rights Advocates Report to Prison - Join the
Nationwide Fast!

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The SOA 16 - Human Rights Advocates Report to Prison
Join the Nationwide Fast to close the SOA/WHINSEC


Eight of the sixteen SOA Watch activists who were
sentenced for carrying their protest to close the SOA/WHINSEC onto
the Fort Benning Military Reservation on the weekend of November 17-
19, 2006 will be reporting to Federal Prison facilities across the
United States today, Tuesday, April 17. The sixteen received
sentences which ranged from one year probation to six months in
federal prison.

Tina Busch-Nema, Don Coleman, Valerie Fillenwarth,
Martina Leforce, Julienne Oldfield, Sheila Salmon, Nathan Slater and
Mike Vosburg-Casey will be joining Melissa Helman, Cathy Webster,
Alice Gerard, Philip Gates, Joshua Harris and Graymon Ward who
reported to prison on Wednesday, March 21. Katherine Whitney Ray, 17
years old, was sentenced to one year of probation and 50 hours of
community service and Margaret Bryant-Gainer was released after
serving 71 days in Muscogee County Jail after refusing to post bail
on November 19, 2006.


Write to the Prisoners of Conscience:

Tina Busch-Nema, 48, Kirkwood, Missouri

You can write Tina at:
CHRISTINE M. BUSCH-NEMA #92944-020
FMC CARSWELL
FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTER
P.O. BOX 27137
FORT WORTH, TX 76127

On Monday January 29, 2007 Tina was sentenced to 2
months in federal prison, her report date is April 17th.

Don Coleman, 69, Chicago, Illinois

You can write to Don at:
ARTHUR D. COLEMAN #92949-020
MCC CHICAGO
METROPOLITAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER
71 WEST VAN BUREN STREET
CHICAGO, IL 60605

On Monday, January 29 - 2007, Don Coleman was
sentenced to 2 months in federal prison, his report date is April 17,
2007.


Valerie Fillenwarth, 64, Indianapolis, Indiana

You can write Valerie at:
VALERIE A. FILLENWARTH #92956-020
FCI DANBURY
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
ROUTE 37
DANBURY, CT 06811

On Monday, January 29 - 2007, Valerie Fillenwarth was
sentenced to 3 months and 10 days in federal prison, her report date
is April 17, 2007.

Philip Gates, 70, Prescott, Arizona

You can write Phil at:
PHILIP E. GATES #92947-020
MDC LOS ANGELES
METROPOLITAN DETENTION CENTER
P.O. BOX 1500
LOS ANGELES, CA 90053

On Monday, January, 29 - 2007, Philip Gates was
sentenced to 2 months in federal prison. Philip's report date was
March 21, 2007


Alice Gerard, 50, Grand Island, New York

You can write Alice at:
ALICE E. GERARD #92095-020
FCI DANBURY
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
ROUTE 37
DANBURY, CT 06811

On Monday, January 29 - 2007, Alice Gerard was
sentenced to 6 months in federal prison. Her report date was March
21, 2007.


Joshua Harris, 30, San Diego, California

You can write Josh at:
JOSHUA C. HARRIS #92946-020
TCI Unit A1B
P.O. BOX 7001
TAFT, CA 93268

On Monday, January 29 - 2007, Joshua Harris was
sentenced to 2 months in federal prison. His report date was March
21, 2007.

Melissa Helman, 23, Ashland, Wisconsin

You can write Melissa at:
MELISSA S. HELMAN #92952-020
FCI PEKIN
SATELLITE CAMP
P.O. BOX 5000
PEKIN, IL 61555

On Monday, January 29 - 2007, Melissa Helman was
sentenced to 2 months in federal prison. Her report date was March
21, 2007.

Martina Leforce, 22, Berea, Kentucky

You can write Martina at:
MARTINA E. LEFORCE #92951-020
FDC PHILADELPHIA
FEDERAL DETENTION CENTER
P.O. BOX 562
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106

On Monday, January 29 - 2007, Martina Leforce was
sentenced to 2 months in federal prison. Her report date is April 17,
2007.


Julienne Oldfield, 69, Syracuse, New York

You can write Julianne at:
JULIENNE OLDFIELD #92954-020
FDC PHILADELPHIA
FEDERAL DETENTION CENTER
P.O. BOX 562
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106

On Monday, January 29 - 2007, Julienne Oldfield was
sentenced to 3 months in federal prison. Her report date is April 17,
2007.


Sheila Salmon, 71, Sebastian, Florida

You can write Sheila at:
SHEILA T. SALMON #92953-020
FCI TALLAHASSEE
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
501 CAPITAL CIRCLE, NE
TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301

On Monday, January 29 - 2007, Sister Sheila Salmon
was sentenced to 3 months & 10 days in federal prison. Her report
date is April 17, 2007.


Nathan Slater, 23, Berea / Edmonton, Kentucky

You can write to Nathan at:
NATHAN W SLATER #92950-020
FCI ASHLAND
SATELLITE CAMP
P.O. BOX 6000
ASHLAND, KY 41105

On Monday, January 29 - 2007, Nathan Slater was
sentenced to 2 months in federal prison. His report date is April 17,
2007.

Mike Vosburg-Casey, 32, Atlanta, Georgia

You can write Mike at:
MICHAEL E. VOSBURG-CASEY #92955-020
FCI JESUP
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
FEDERAL SATELLITE LOW
2680 301 SOUTH
JESUP, GA 31599

On Monday January 29, 2007, Mike Vosburg-Casey was
sentenced to 3 months & 10 days in federal prison. His report date is
April 17, 2007.

Graymon Ward, 20, Raleigh, North Carolina

You can write Graymon at:
GRAYMON WARD #92945-020
VANCE COUNTY JAIL
516 BRECKENRIDE ST.
HENDERSON, NC 27536

On Monday, January 29 - 2007 Graymon Ward was
sentenced to 1 month in federal prison. His report date was March 21,
2007.

Cathy Webster, 61, Chico, California

You can write Cathy at:
WEBSTER, CATHERINE X-4310736 SLFRAM19 RIO COSUMNES
CORRECTIONAL CENTER
12450 BRUCEVILLE ROAD
ELK GROVE, CA 95757

On Monday, January 29 - 2007 Cathy Webster was
sentenced to 2 months in federal prison. Her report date was March
21, 2007.

Join us in solidarity with the SOA 16 and the victims
of SOA/WHINSEC violence in Latin America by taking part in the April
25-27 Nationwide Fast to Close the SOA/WHINSEC

Click here to see report dates, prison addresses,
statements and biographical information of the SOA 16

Click here for actions to take in solidarity with
those in prison and on probation.

Read the chronology of past SOA Watch prisoners of
conscience.


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