Call for Letters of Support for Maliki Latine’s Release on Parole!

Support justice, family, and community!
Letters should be mailed on or before February 29, 2016

If you are not familiar with Maliki Shakur Latine, now is a great time to learn his story. Now is a great time to get involved and claim a victory when he comes home.

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Maliki Shakur Latine at Shawangunk, July 2015

Like so many people in correctional facilities in New York State and beyond, Maliki Latine has been going before the parole board year after year, with very little assistance or preparation, and little success. This time, with your help, we were able to fundraise and hire an excellent attorney to file an Article 78 over his 2014 parole denial, which will be decided on March 11th, 2016.

Now we are calling on you again, for letters of support for Maliki Latine’s upcoming parole hearing in April 2016. Volunteers from the amazing and much needed Parole Preparation Project of the National Lawyers Guild, NYC are facilitating his parole package and eagerly awaiting your letters. Letters should be mailed to the NLG PPP, at the address provided in the document below, on or before February 29, 2016.

Download a Maliki_Latine_Parole_Letter_Guide as a PDF file here.

Download a Maliki Latine Parole Letter Guide as a Word document here.

Or contact us to have the document emailed or snail-mailed to you.

Please take a little time to write a thoughtful letter. Refer to justiceformaliki.org/about to review his history.

After you write and mail your letter, please help spread the word about this call to action for Maliki Shakur Latine. Use hashtag #JusticeforMaliki on social media.

Thank you so much for supporting this effort to return Maliki Shakur Latine to his family, friends and community! He appreciates each and every one of you and is very optimistic about this opportunity. Thank you for being part of this journey.

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Check out the RAPP campaign to Release Aging People in Prison for more information about aging, confinement, and parole in New York State and beyond.

Scroll through the left-hand-side panel of  the NYC Jericho Movement website to learn about other people of movement backgrounds who are asking for help with parole letters. 

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Run Down the Walls on Sunday September 6th!

If you are in the New York City area please consider coming out and taking this opportunity to support Maliki Shakur Latine and other movement prisoners. If you are elsewhere you can participate and donate from wherever you may be. Much appreciation and respect to NYC Anarchist Black Cross, the Anarchist Black Cross Federation, and everyone who is running down the walls that separate us!

BK/NY – Sunday, September 6th – Running Down the Walls 2015! Click here or on the image below for more information . . .

WHAT: Running Down the Walls – 5k Run/Walk/Jog/Bike WHEN: 2:00-7:00pm, Sunday, September 6th WHERE: Prospect Park– Lincoln Road/East Lake Drive, east of the Terrace Bridge (see the below map for exact location) COST: $10 registration (includes food and drinks afterwards) [Image Source: nycabc.wordpress.com]

Maliki Shakur Latine’s Birthday is August 23rd!

Here are three things you can do as the day approaches . . .

1) Send him a birthday card!

Let him know he is not forgotten on his birthday! Find or make a simple card without layers, glue, glitter, or other fun components which are unfortunately not allowed in most prisons. Try to send 1-2 weeks before the 23rd if possible. This week would be great!

2) Send a birthday donation to his legal fund!

As many of you know, the parole board has acknowledged that Maliki Shakur Latine has a stellar record of self-rehabilitation and community service and a low risk of reoffending, yet they denied him parole for the sixth time in 2014 and his appeal was denied in May 2015. Now he needs to raise 4000 dollars to file an article 78 appeal. Please donate what you can and give Maliki a gift that will count toward community healing and justice for his birthday.

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3) Spread the word!

Reblog, repost, retweet, and share this message with your family, friends, and community! Freedom is the solution!

Maliki Shakur Latine at Shawangunk, July 2015

Maliki Shakur Latine at Shawangunk, July 2015