Eric King was COVID swabbed by guards at Grady County Jail in Oklahoma on the afternoon of April 13th, meaning imminent transfer to a federal prison. Eric has been told he’s designated for maximum security USP Lee in Virginia despite being threatened there by white supremacists and BOP KNOWING of this risk.

Eric has made it very clear that doing a “check-in” with BOP or being in the SHU at USP Lee away from general population is not a way to guarantee his safety; he can still easily be isolated in cells with white supremacists, and is at risk for having more extreme mail bans, phone bans, no visitations, and no reading materials. Even if Eric had a slim chance of being shipped to a place other than USP Lee, there’s still risk due to Eric’s extensive history of targeting from white supremacist inmates and prison guards, as well as BOP attempting to keep Eric’s treatment under the radar. We need eyes on Eric now more than ever as he approaches release in December 2023.

On behalf of Eric, Amnesty International’s USA Deputy Director of Research specified in a recent letter to Bureau of Prison’s Director Michael Carvajal about Eric’s recent acquittal at his federal jury trial last March for acts of self defense when attacked by guards at FCI Florence, noted his lack of disciplinary sanctions these last two years, and the known threat to his life if he is placed at USP Lee:

“Transferring Eric King to a maximum-security facility across the country, far from his family and loved ones when he has such a short amount of time remaining on his sentence seems to be more retaliatory and punitive rather than necessary due to specific security concerns. Under Rule 59 of the UN Standard Minimum Rules on the Treatment of Prisoners, “Prisoners shall be allocated, to the extent possible, to prisons close to their homes or their places of social rehabilitation.” The BOP must revisit the issues within Eric King’s security profile which allow his eligibility to be at a maximum-security facility and the decision for him to be placed so far from where his family resides and where he intends to settle upon release.” Please SHARE the letter in it’s entirety here:

We need people contacting the BOP and state representatives EVERY DAY. This is not a one-time call-in; this is dogged determination to guarantee Eric’s safety. The public could even try to request their own state representatives to have Eric placed in a prison that’s within their state’s jurisdiction, if other state sentators feel they cannot inquire the BOP about Eric’s placement in Virginia, as well as letting them know their colleagues are being held accountable to address Eric’s right to life. We need people to keep emailing and calling the Bureau of Prisons, USP Lee, representatives that are members of The Subcommittee overseeing the BOP, and Virginia senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner. Please see contact information for emails, phone calls and mailing addresses below:


DSCC Office 

Designation & Sentence Computation Center 

U.S. Armed Forces Reserve Complex 

346 Marine Forces Dr. 

Grand Prairie, TX 75051 

Email: GRA-DSC/[email protected] 

Phone: 972-352-4400 

Fax: 972-352-4395 

Mid-Atlantic BOP Regional Office 

302 Sentinel Dr, 

Annapolis Junction, MD  20701 

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: 301-317-3100 

Fax: 301-317-3119 

BOP National Office 

320 First Street, NW 

Washington, DC  20534 

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: 202-307-3198 

BOP Director Michael Carvajal

Michael Carvajal


Federal Bureau of Prisons

320 First St. NW

Washington, DC 20534

Email: [email protected]


Main public contact: [email protected]

Warden Breckon: [email protected]

Assistant Warden Streeval: [email protected]

Phone: 276-546-0150

Fax: 276-546-9115

Mailing address:




USP Atlanta (where Eric is currently being held pending transfer)

Main public contact: [email protected]

Phone: 404-635-5100

Fax: 404-331-2403

Mailing address:


ATLANTA, GA  30315

BOP Mid-Atlantic Regional Director James Petrucci

[email protected]

Judiciary subcomittee that oversees the Bureau of Prisons and sentencing:

Virginia Senators to Contact (USP Lee Jurisdiction)

Tim Kaine 


Twitter: @TimKaine 

231 Russell Senate Office Building 

Washington, DC 20510 

PHONE: (202) 224-4024 

Mark. R Warner 



Twitter: @MarkWarner 


703 Hart Senate Office Building 

Washington, DC 20510 

Phone: 202-224-2023 

VA Congress

Morgan Griffith

Twitter: @RepMGriffithAbingdon

Phone: (276) 525-1405


(202) 225-3861

Missouri Senators (Eric’s original sentencing district)

Josh Hawley

Office: 202-224-6154

Twitter: @HawleyMO

Roy Blunt

Phone: (202) 224-5721

Twitter: @RoyBlunt

Missouri Congress and Members of House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security; Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Cori Bush

Phone: (314) 955-9980

Phone: (202) 225-2406

Twitter: @coribush

Links to find your State’s Representatives:

House of Representatives:



To whom it may concern,  

I am writing about my friend who is a prisoner in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. His name is Eric King, inmate number 27090-045. He was recently found not guilty on all counts at a trial in the U.S. District of Colorado. Eric was moved from FCI Englewood and is currently being transferred from a private facility, Grady County Jail in Oklahoma. He has been told he is en route to USP Lee, a maximum security prison in Virginia. 

I am writing because I believe Eric should not be sent to USP Lee, and would be in danger if he were sent there. He is scheduled to be released from prison in December 2023, and wants to avoid anything that would infringe on this release date. 

There is an active threat against his life. A few years ago, before being sent to Colorado, Eric was held in the Segregation Unit at USP Lee for approximately two weeks. Before that, at USP Atlanta, a white supremacist gang member told him he would be killed at USP Lee if he was released into general population. This was documented at USP Lee. Eric was originally transferred to USP Lee under the US Marshalls after he was attacked by white supremacist gangs at USP McCreary.

It is imperative that Eric not be put in harm’s way. I am asking that you not send him into a situation that is so dangerous. The Bureau of Prisons knows this and there is established case law regarding the BOP sending someone into dangerous and life threatening scenarios. See Fitzharris v. Wolf, 702 F.2d 836, 839 (9th Cir. 1983); Gullatte v. Potts, 654 F.2d 1007, 1012-13 (5th Cir. 1981); Roba v. U.S., 604 F.2d 215, 218-19 (2d Cir. 1979). 

Additionally, Eric is in this situation because of a bogus maximum management variable on his security profile. This has him erroneously being sent to a facility beyond his actual security level. He has no pending charges and no incident reports. He intends to be released to Colorado to live with his wife and his two children in just over a year. I ask that this management variable be removed so that he can be sent to a medium- or low-custody prison close to home and begin preparing for release. 

I am afraid for my friend Eric’s life, and I am asking that you intervene with the Bureau of Prisons and ask them not to send Eric King into harm’s way by sending him to USP Lee.

Please help my friend.





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