We are moving to Lucasville Justice!

Today while working on the site Our Fight 4 Justice, by Greg Curry and other innocent people receiving Life sentences following the injustice that was the aftermath of the Lucasville Prison disturbance in 1993, I decided to go ahead and make a new title for this site:

Lucasville Justice

For now I will be documenting information on that site.

Pack the Courthouse on Dec. 2nd! Support Keith LaMar!

Justice for Keith LaMar

Keith LaMar (aka Bomani Shakur) was placed on death row after the State framed him for crimes he can prove he did not commit during the 1993 Lucasville Prison Uprising at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility. He has been held in solitary confinement for the past 21 years.

Please show up to events, come to the oral argument on December 2nd, read Keith’s book, Condemned, and spread the word. Let’s join Keith LaMar in his fight to stay alive!

Keith’s death sentence is nearing its most critical stage. His final appeal will be heard through oral arguments, scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2nd at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. The address is:

540 Potter Steward U.S. Courthouse
100 East Fifth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: 513-564-7000

Schedule of Events for Tuesday, December 2nd — Keith LaMar Oral Arguments, Cincinnati, Ohio

12:45 p.m. — Supporters’ Rally before Keith’s Oral Arguments. Let’s come together in Lytle Park, East 4th Street, 2 blocks east of the Potter-Stewart Courthouse in downtown Cincinnati. Wear or carry your shirt if you have one (more will be available for $15).

1:10 — March to the Potter-Steward U.S. Courthouse together. Family and close friends will lead us there (per Keith’s wishes). Address: 100 East Fifth Street in Cincinnati.

1:20 — (T-shirts off/covered/put away). Check in through security and be seated.

2-3 p.m. — Oral Arguments will take place. Be Keith’s ears and eyes and please conduct yourselves peacefully (per Keith’s wishes).

3-3:15 p.m. — Please make your way to a private Vigil for Justice for friends and family at 1st Unitarian Church of Cincinnati. Address: 536 Linton Street (In Avondale off Reading Rd). Free parking and security provided.

3:15 — Fellowship and refreshments in the Fellowship Hall

3:45-5:15 — Vigil for Justice in the Sanctuary

Keith’s is a story about racialized injustice, State corruption, struggle, perseverance and truth. He has laid it all out in Condemned–a soulful, fiery, and captivating book. In it, he traces how the prosecutors fabricated a case against him, dismantles their lies by highlighting their inconsistencies, and proves that his Constitutional rights were violated by their willful withholding of evidence favorable to his defense. Most importantly, Keith compels readers to consider their place within the larger social system, inviting those who would stand on the side of social justice to join him, on his behalf and also for the countless other nameless, faceless people caught up in the struggle for humanity.

A documentary film that focuses on the State’s intentional railroading of Keith LaMar has just been completed (October 2014).

Lucasville State of Mind

Jason Goudlock is a progressive writer embedded in the struggle against the repressive United States prison industrial complex. If you would like to offer him support on his quest to attain justice for Ohio old-law prisoners, you can contact him at the following:

Jason Goudlock #284­561
P.O. Box 788
Mansfield, OH 44901

Learn more about Jason Goudlock and his struggle for freedom at freejasongoudlock.org

He wrote a poem about Lucasville, which you can read here.

Thank you Jason!

Free Jason Goudlock. Free all the Lucasville prisoners wrongfully convicted following the 1993 tragedy.

Greg Curry’s New Website

A new website was made for Greg Curry, who is serving a life sentence for his alleged role during the Lucasville riot of 1993. Greg went to trial because he knew he was innocent. Yet he was – just like others who went to court with their innocence claim – treated unfairly.

In Greg’s own words:

“With no idea of the political climate or the emotional climate of the southern Ohio area, I went, armed with my innocence. I wasn’t scheduled for trial first but I refused any delays, so I became the first accused rioter to be tried on murder charges. A case the state had to win. One inmate after another was put on the stand to “act out” on the prepared/prepaid lies that took 2 to 4 interviews with the prosecutor to manufacture.

Although some admitted felony behaviors during the riot including the star witness, Lou Jones who was in prison for murder and claimed to be an active member of the murder squad, yet wasn’t charged. In fact, he received and early release on his original murder conviction as a direct result of his testimony for the prosecution.”

Read the rest on Greg’s new site: this can be found here: Gregcurry.org

British Organization Writes about the Lucasville 5

The British website 4WardEver Campaign UK (Supporting Campaigns for Justice) has made a page available for a summary, news and updates on the Lucasville prisoners, framed by the State:

http://4wardeveruk.org/cases/cases-abroad/miscarraiges/the-lucasville-five/

About 4WardEver UK:

4WardEver UK was launched on 1st June 2006 by its founder, Tippa Naphtali, the cousin of Mikey Powell, who died in the custody of West Midlands police, Birmingham, UK in September 2003.

Our purpose is to provide a one-stop-resource for profiles, news, event details, appeals, and more in relation to deaths in custody and other injustices in the UK and internationally.

Thank you 4WardEver for doing what you do.