June 9, 1963
Ramon Salazar (Luís Medina)
#58734-004 FCI Jesup 2680 301 South Jesup, GA 3159
Ramon is one of The Cuban Five, five Cuban men who are in U.S. prison, serving four life sentences and 75 years collectively, after being convicted in 2001. They were falsely accused by the U.S. government of committing espionage against the U.S. But the five argued compellingly that they were involved in monitoring the actions of Miami-based terrorist groups, in order to prevent terrorist attacks on their country of Cuba. For more than 40 years, anti-Cuba terrorist organizations based in Miami have engaged in countless terrorist activities against Cuba, and against anyone who advocates a normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba. (Address envelope to Luís Medina III, address card to Ramón Labañino Salazar)
June 14, 1944
09-A-3775 Shawangunk Correctional Facility 750 Prison Road Wallkill, NY 12589-0750
Imprisoned for actions carried out in the fight for Black Liberation. In 1965 Sekou joined the Organization for Afro American Unity, founded by Malcolm X. In early 1968 he helped build the Bronx Black Panther Party. In January 1969 Sekou joined the Black Liberation Army. He remained underground partaking in
revolutionary clandestine activity for 12 years until his capture. He was charged with 6 counts of attempted murder of police, 9 predicate acts of Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization, including the liberation of Assata Shakur from prison and expropriation of an armored truck. He is serving consecutive 25-life state time and a 40 year federal sentence.
June 21, 1951
Delbert Orr Africa
1000 Follies Road Dallas, PA 18612
Delbert Africa is one of the people who make up the MOVE 9. There are currently eight MOVE activists in prison each serving 100 years after been framed for the murder of a cop in 1979. The 9th defendant, Merle Africa, died in prison in 1998. MOVE is an eco-revolutionary group dedicated to liberation struggles.
June 25th, 1949
Elmira Correctional Facility
PO Box 500
1879 Davis St Elmira, New York 14902-0500
As a direct result of his Black Panther Party membership, Abdul was hunted, captured, framed and convicted of the 1981 murder and attempted murder of two police officers in St. Albans, Queens. Over a five-year period, Abdul was tried three times for this incident, the main witness being a man who was hypnotized by the police. The first two trials
the jury was deadlocked and the government was unable to successfully convict him. A racially stacked jury in the third trial returned a guilty verdict and sentenced him to 331⁄3 years to life.
June 28th, 1946
FMC Butner Federal Medical Center
P.O. BOX 1600 Butner, NC 27509
In 1971, Tom became active in political organizing, particularly with a Port- land, Maine group known as SCAR. Much of this work centered around work- ing with prisoners, ex-prisoners and their loved ones. Through this work and the study required to do it effectively, class contradictions became very clear to Tom. Eventually these realities lead him to become active in the armed clandes- tine movement. First in the 70s with the Sam Melville/Jonathan Jackson Unit,
and later in the 80s in the United Freedom Front. The armed anti-imperialist and anti racist activities of these organizations lead to a massive seven year hunt by all federal state and local authorities in the north eastern US. This hunt ended in his capture and Tom is now serving a double life, plus multiple sentences.