Write to Jalil:
Anthony J. Bottom #77A4283
Shawangunk C.F.
P.O. Box 700
Wallkill, NY 12589-0700

If you want to help
Jalil A. Bottom with commissary, send a Postal money order to his address above.

Jan. 12, 2017 Interview with Claude Marks of Freedom Archives on Jalil's Current Situation!

Jalil's response to parole denial at August 2012 de novo hearing!

Jalil's response to parole denial at September 2012 hearing!

Read Jalil's new book of poetry: Escaping the Prism—Fade to Black…!

Reviews of New Edition of We Are Our Own Liberators!

Check out the
video Voices from Auburn, with poetry from prisoners at Auburn CF!


Jalil Speaks

  Jalil VideoSee this video at freedomarchives.org (20 minutes). Video hosted by Innocent In Prison Project International;
thank you, IIPPI.

Social Media Campaign to Gov. Cuomo Demanding Clemency for Jalil

 

March 22, 2017 Update from Jalil:


I'm out of SHU, however, phones, commissary and packages won't be restored until March 29, 2017.


They
released me from SHU and placed me in the "Close Supervision Unit" (CSU) absent any notice or due process procedure. At the surface, prisoners are treated like all other prisoners, go to school, programs, recreation, etc., as all other prisoners. But they are scrutinized more closely, searched more often, and, I imagine, reported on more frequently.

I intend to file a FOIL request for all documents regarding the unit and the arbitrary and capricious decision to place me in the CSU. Once I get the documents, I'll file a grievance to exhaust administrative remedies and proceed with a petition in the Court.

Still haven't received my property, hopefully by the end of the week at the latest.

Revolutionary Love and Unity,
Jalil

In the Spirit of Nelson Mandela
in Apartheid NYS Prison System!

Please take the time to write to Jalil and let him know he is in our hearts and on our minds.

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Dear Friends and Supporters:


NYC Jericho visited Jalil at Shawangunk on Sunday, March 19, 2017.


When Jalil was moved last Monday, he was taken out on a medical for a stress test, then instead of taking him back to Southport, they took him to Shawangunk. He asked to make a phone call to his lawyer, but was not allowed to do so. So he sent a legal letter to Bob Boyle (for which DOCCS has to provide the stamp). That's why we didn't find out he was moved until last Friday.

 

Since this transfer did not take place in the normal fashion, Jalil doesn't know if he has any of his stuff. He was upset because he wanted to send birthday greetings to his daughter, but he doesn't even have a stamp. Jalil is scheduled to be returned to general population on March 21st, so hopefully he will be able to make phone calls. Please take the time to write to Jalil and let him know he is in our hearts and on our minds.


To read more on the current situation, click here!
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Jalil had a visit from his brother Dave and sister Stephanie in April. He and they say it was a wonderful visit. Dave sent us some pictures of the visit to post.

 

Read the Excellent 1979 Memorandum of Law Regarding Prison Slavery, the 13th Amendment and Violations of International Law!

 

Read Jalil's response to 2016 parole denial here.

 

Read the entire parole hearing transcript here.

 

Read the parole board's decision here.

 

We are enraged to report that Jalil received notice on June 28, 2016, that he was once again rejected by the Parole Board. This is the ninth time Jalil has been to the Board, and the ninth time he has been denied, despite having an excellent record and meeting all requirements to be released on parole.

 

There will definitely be an Article 78 appeal of this denial. We will need everyone's help in preparing for the appeal and will definitely be waging a strong campaign.

 

We cannot continue to allow the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association (PBA) and the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association (COPBA) to impose their will upon the Parole Board. The FOP, PBA and COPBA have made it clear that they are trying to impose Life Without Parole (LWOP) on our Political Prisoners. THIS IS NOT LAW AND NOT WHAT THEY WERE SENTENCED TO. They must be held accountable for their actions!

 

We will keep everyone posted on upcoming steps and actions to take. In the meantime, please take the time to write to Jalil and him know he is in our hearts and on our minds.

 

Jalil has also submitted a request to Gov. Cuomo requesting commutation of sentence to time served, as the parole board is obviously biased. A fair and just parole hearing is impossible for Jalil and our other NY State political prisoners.

 

Jalil has asked people to write Governor Cuomo and urge him to grant executive clemency to Jalil.

 

Here is the info:

 

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor of New York State

NYS State Capitol Building

Albany, NY 12224 https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/governor-contact-form

Twitter @NYGovCuomo
#clemency4jalil

 

cc this office:

New York State DOCCS-
Executive Clemency Bureau

The Harriman State Campus Building 2

1220 Washington Ave

Albany, NY 12226-2050 PardonsAndCommutations@doccs.ny.gov

 

Watch videos of Jalil's brother Dave speaking about Jalil here.

 

To read Jalil's response to his 2014 parole denial, click here.

 

To read about Jalil's ongoing FOIL lawsuit, click here.

 

Be sure to read the wonderful letter from Jalil's Mom Billie: A Mother's Cry in support of her son's release.


Check out the videos of Jalil discussing the Case of the New York 3, Cointelpro, Plutocracy and some history leading to the formation of the Jericho Movement, of which Jalil is a co-founder.

 

Also Check out the videos from an interview with Jalil
in 1988 by Paper Tiger TV, especially Part 3, which includes a response to Badge of the Assassin with Safiyah Bukhari, Attorney Brian Glick and the New York 3.

 

Listen to a snippet of the "Redemption" CD
being compiled by Oakland Jericho for Jalil

Click on the image below to read about
the Case of the New York Three
!