Support for Keith LaMar, Ohio Death Row Inmate on Hunger Strike

Please act on this message and share with anyone you know who might be sympathetic:

Keith LaMar is being held in solitary confinement at the Ohio State Penitentiary (OSP) in Youngstown, a supermax prison. LaMar has been held in solitary for over 22 years on false charges, due to racial bias in the Ohio courts. For 19 of those years, he was not allowed to touch his visitors, including his friends and family.

Since November 9, 2015 LaMar has been on a hunger strike – along with fellow prisoner Jason Robb who joined him on the second day – because a new warden has decided to limit his access to music and books.

Please contact OSP Warden Christopher LaRose and his boss, The North East Regional Director Todd Ishee, and ask them to meet Keith’s demands. Both phone calls and e-mails are helpful.

Script: “Hello, My name is _____. I am calling in support of Keith LaMar’s hunger strike. Please meet with Keith and meet his very reasonable demands. It is unjust and inhumane to take away Keith’s property like this, please do not do it.”​

Contact info:
Christopher LaRose
Phone: (330) 743-0700 ext 2006 *note: the warden’s office is closed for the 11/11 holiday, and the extension doesn’t accept voicemails.
Fax: (330) 743-0841
Laura.Gardner@odrc.state.oh.us
Gina.Wylie@odrc.state.oh.us

Todd Ishee
Phone: 330-797-6398
Fax: 330-744-3512
Todd.Ishee@odrc.state.oh.us

There is a wealth of information about Keith, his case and the current hunger strike, and the Lucasville Uprising at this website: lucasvilleamnesty.org.

Here is an FB event for the Call-In and petition: https://www.facebook.com/events/429038800620081/

 

Thank you,

Nick Greven

Students Against State Violence

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