40 years in solitary confinement

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I hope that your families and soldiers are ok and in good health at that end. As for me, I’m ok at this end.

This message is to let you soldiers know that after doing 40 years straight in the hole (solitary confinement) in these jails over here the state let me out and back into general population at this joint, Coal Township. The state said that the reason why they kept me in the hole for so long was because I had killed too many state employees and policemen in the streets and that I had to be punished.

I am writing to let you soldiers know that we black outlaws at this end love you soldiers on that end and that we in these holes could not have survived if it was not for your help and support, and if it were not for the help and support of the soldiers on the streets at this end, we black outlaws that are still operating inside of the people’s struggle against state oppression would have been destroyed.

We love you for that support.

Joe-Joe

Joseph ‘Joe-Joe’ Bowen #AM-4272

SCI Coal Township,

1 Kelley Drive

Coal Township, PA 17866-1021

United States

Joe-Joe Bowen is a Black Liberation Army Prisoner of War, who is serving two life sentences for the 1973 assassination of a prison warden and deputy warden, as well as an attempted prison break in 1981 which resulted in a five-day standoff. More information about his situation can be found at http://prisonersolidarity.net/prisoner/joseph-joe-joe-bowen

The RCG is proud to support Joe-Joe and others at the sharpest end of the punishment machinery. Please help us with this work by funding a subscription to Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! for a prisoner.

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