Car Caravan to Avenal State Prison!

Start time: 6/6/2020 11:30 AM

End time: 6/6/2020 1:30 PM

Hello comrades,

This is Nube inviting you to join comrades from Labor Action Committee (San Quentin Car Rally 5/9) and others to:

Caravan at Avenal Prison this Saturday 6/6 & Lake Merritt memorial

The caravan organized by Families United to End LWOP will be meeting at the Sports Complex in Avenal (1 Sports, Center Pkwy, Avenal, CA 93204) between 11 and 11:30. We will drive around the prison and people will be getting out with body bags. Please wear a white t-shirt and face mask. At least 9 of us are driving down from the Bay Area and plan to meet in town to make the 3 hour drive together. If you want to meet up with them, please contact me, Nube 707-601-2901, and I'll get the info to you. I'm coming from San Jose so won't be part of the caravan to the prison.

There is a memorial by Lake Merritt at 8pm the same day. If we make it back in time, people are planning to attend. I cannot....

*I'd like to note that this is a 3-hr drive, so you'll need to leave in the 7:30-8 am range...but keep in mind this distance is often used to punish, retaliate against and disrupt family connections (punishment), by placing people in prisons far from their support systems.

I hope you'll be able to make it, and please invite others!

Peace and solidarity, Nube

 

Here is what I’m proposing for the signage:
Below are the names of some of the men whose info we have regarding their years in prison and the number of times they’ve been denied parole. This speaks to the cruel and unusual punishment of indeterminate sentencing which is Civil Death, why they’re aging in prison, and might elicit some questions...
Each sign will have a name, years caged, # of times denied parole or LWOP, Civil Death
Other signage might be: “No state executions by KOVID or Kages!”
 
 
 
 

MICHAEL DORROUGH

#D83611

(Age 66; captive since 1988) Caged 32 yrs; LWOP

 

•ALFRED SANDOVAL 

#D61000

(age, 62; captive since 1987) Caged 33 yrs ; LWOP

 
PAUL SANGU JONES

#B26077

(Age 71, captive since 1970) Caged 50 yrs; Denied parole 17x 


•LEONARD ALEXANDER

#B72288

(age, 63; captive since 1976) Caged 44 yrs ; Denied parole 17x

 

DARYEL BURNETT

#B60892

(Age 65, captive since 1974) Caged 46 yrs; Denied parole 17x

 

KENNETH CARTER

#B52119

 

(Age 59; captive since 1973) Caged 47 yrs; Denied parole 16x

 

•JAMES MARIO PEREZ

#B48186

 

(age, 66 (67) has served 46+years Indefinite Sentence on 7years-to-Life) Caged 46 yrs ; Denied parole 16x

 

CHARLES COLEMAN

#C60680

 

(Age 71; captive since 1983) Caged 37 yrs; Denied parole 15x

 

PHILLIP FORTMAN

#B03557

(Age 76; captive since 1966) Caged 54 yrs; Denied parole 14x

 

*JORGE FRANCO

#D46556

(age, 55; has served 36 yrs on 25 to Life) Caged 36 yrs ; Denied parole 9x

 

DANNY TROXELL

#B76578

(age, 67; captive since 1979) Caged 41 yrs ; Denied parole 8x

 

*ARTURO CASTELLANOS

#C17275

(age, 59; captive since 1980) Caged 40 yrs; Denied parole 6x

 

SITAWA NANTAMBU JAMAA 

#C35671

 

(age 61; captive since 1981) Caged 39 yrs; Denied parole 5x

 

GABRIEL HUERTA

#C80766
(age, 61; captive since 1984) Caged 36 yrs ; Denied parole 6x

*TODD ASHKER

#C58191

(age, 56; captive since 1985) Caged 35 yrs ; Denied parole 5x

 

LOUIS POWELL 

#B59864

(age 68; captive since 1986) Caged 34 yrs ; Denied parole 6x

 

JAMES BARIDI WILLIAMSON 

#D34288

 

(age 56; captive since 1986) Caged 34 yrs ; Denied parole 3x

 

JAMES CRAWFORD

#D05996

 

(Age 53; captive since 1991) Caged 29 yrs; Denied parole 1x

 

ALEX YRIGOLLEN

#H32421

(age, 50; captive since 1992) Caged 28 yrs ; Denied parole 5x

 
*DEMONE MAHAN
#E16340

(age, 55; captive since 1989) Caged 31 yrs ; Denied parole 6x

MICHAEL COOPERWOOD

#C46411

(Age 63; captive since 1995) Caged 25 yrs; Denied parole 5x

 


 
 

 

 

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