Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Heads Up

Jaan's Massachusetts sentence ended on November 15th, 2008. Jaan was informed that on Monday, November 17th, he would be handed over to Federal marshalls, and transferred to a Federal facility to begin his 53-year Federal sentence. Monday came and went. Jaan was given a mattress, and sent back to his cell in the general population block. As of yesterday, he is still in Walpole, with no word of what's going to happen next.

In the event that Jaan does get transferred, we ask that all supporters be on the alert and ready to move in case there is any BS from the BOP. Transit is one of the most vulnerable situations for prisoners. Many abuses can and have been perpetrated against them en route from one concentration camp to the next. We are not specifically expecting anything in this case, but as they say: hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

It is likely to be a few months before Jaan lands to his next long-term location. He has been in Massachusetts for close to a decade now. Hopefully, comrades will step up and give him the local support he needs wherever he ends up.

Jaan's legal strategy continues. He is pleased to be leaving the Massachusetts DOC, but he really wants to be out, with his family, with his comrades. Freedom is a constant struggle!