End Prison Harassment of Political Prisoner Bashir Hameed!

February 23, 2007
Herman Ferguson received a call today from one of Bashir's friends at Great Meadow Correctional Facility. Bashir is still on lockdown since January 19th, as the hearing regarding the "political contraband" found in his cell has been postponed several times. Although he is permitted to have visits, he cannot make any phone calls. Now the prison has turned out the lights in his cell, so Bashir spends all his time in the dark. 
This outrageous sensory deprivation can only worsen Bashir's health. He is still being denied his medical checkups and monthly bloodwork needed following his open heart surgery. He is also not receiving necessary medical attention for his diabetes. 

The "political contraband" found in his cell includes some
pictures from the 35th Anniversary Reunion of the BPP and some writings by the New Black Panther Party. Of course, all of this had already gone through the prison mail system before Bashir received it.

Please continue to call and/or write to demand that Bashir be released from lockdown. Stress that Bashir needs his monthly checkups and bloodwork following his open heart surgery.

While the prison apparently does not have the time to provide Bashir with needed medical care, they obviously DO have the time to harass him.

Great Meadow Correctional Facility
11739 State Route 22, P.O. Box 51
Comstock, New York 12821-0051
(518) 639-5516 (Washington County)

Write to Bashir and let him know he has your support:
Bashir Hameed/York #82-A-6313,
Great Meadow Correctional Facility
Box 51
Comstock, New York 12821

For more information call NYC Jericho at 718-853-0893