January News from Maroon’s Global Network

Celebrating Two Years Since Maroon’s Release to General Prison Population, Report-back from the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee’s 20th Anniversary Political Prisoner Family Dinner, and Bryan Stevenson on Strategies for Justice January 2016 Newsletter Greetings everyone, Hope the start of 2016 is treating all of you well. The Shoatz Family and Friends welcome you back to… Read More January News from Maroon’s Global Network

Report-back from the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee’s 20th Anniversary Political Prisoner Family Dinner

by Sharon Shoatz – January 2016 When asked to write this piece, I was transported back some two decades ago, when the dinner was held in Harlem at the Adam Clayton Powell State Building. I began looking at pictures prominently displaying the many years of Political Prisoners Dinners shared with my brother Russell, sister Theresa,… Read More Report-back from the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee’s 20th Anniversary Political Prisoner Family Dinner

Food Security, Garden Winter Clean-Up & Release Aging People From Prison

Greetings Maroon supporters, We’re back with our monthly newsletter on behalf of U.S.-held political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz. Many thanks and much respect for your continued support and solidarity as we push on in the struggle to free Maroon. This month, we bring you Maroon’s latest essay, which explores the importance of food security, especially… Read More Food Security, Garden Winter Clean-Up & Release Aging People From Prison

Maroon Pays Tribute to Hugo “Yogi” Pinell, Maroon’s Son Hassan Reflects on a Visit with his Father, and We Fight to Save Kerry Shakaboona Marshall

Greetings Maroon supporters, Welcome back to our monthly newsletter/e-mail blast on the status of U.S.-held political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz. Continued thanks and respect for your interest, involvement, and solidarity. This month, we bring you a brief poem from Maroon paying tribute to recently deceased freedom fighter Hugo “Yogi” Pinell, a touching reflection penned by… Read More Maroon Pays Tribute to Hugo “Yogi” Pinell, Maroon’s Son Hassan Reflects on a Visit with his Father, and We Fight to Save Kerry Shakaboona Marshall

Prisoners’ Families Organize to Resist Incarceration and Its Costs

By Victoria Law |Copyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permission” For the past 27 years, Patricia Vickers has felt the cost of her son’s life sentence. He spent six years incarcerated in Greene County, Pennsylvania, nearly 330 miles from Philadelphia where Vickers lives. She visited him every other month. Each visit cost her several hundred dollars. “It… Read More Prisoners’ Families Organize to Resist Incarceration and Its Costs

September 2015 Newsletter

Maroon’s Latest Writing, Reportback from the Free Her Justice Advocacy Conference, and Interview with Selma James Greetings Maroon supporters, We’re back with our monthly newsletter on the status of U.S.-held political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz. Many thanks and much respect for your continued support and solidarity as we push on in the struggle to free… Read More September 2015 Newsletter

Black Lives Matter, Tribute to Hugo Pinell, Health Update & More

August 2015 Greetings Maroon supporters, This month, we bring you a final update on Maroon’s recovery from radiation treatment of prostate cancer; a brief report back from a birthday gathering held for Maroon in Philadelphia; the latest installment of our interview with Selma James, human rights champion and longtime Maroon supporter; and a tribute to… Read More Black Lives Matter, Tribute to Hugo Pinell, Health Update & More