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    Tight ropes, taut lines

    In the past three plus years I’ve been in the SHU (segregated housing unit), I’ve been directly aware of nine hangings. That is, occurred either on my range, in my cell, or near enough that I could hear the body hit the ground. Some of these were “cries for help”, some were serious, all were scarring and devastating. Almost always BOP staff hides behind either indifference towards our lives, or bureaucratic policy to avoid actually helping… at USP Atlanta they rushed in and yanked the prisoner down (by the legs), slapping them, yelling to “be a man, not a bitch!” at other institutions they laugh, yelling to quit faking.  Two years ago here at Englewood Levi hung up,…

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    Eric’s “Motion to Suppress” granted in part.

    “Despite the Court’s conclusion that factors one through four weigh in favor of the voluntary nature of Defendant’s statements, those factors simply do not outweigh the coercive effect that the physical and psychological suffering at the hands of BOP officials apparently had on Defendant.5 Therefore, in light of the foregoing, the Court finds that the Government has not met its burden to demonstrate that Defendant’s statements at the interview were voluntary. Accordingly, the Court concludes that Defendant’s will was overborne such that his statements on August 20, 2018 were involuntary and must be suppressed.” At Eric’s disciplinary hearing on October 15th a federal judge for the first time was able…

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    Recent Filings in Eric’s Case

    From Nov 15th from Support Eric King Facebook “Eric’s lawyers with the Civil Liberties Defense Center filed the ‘Defendant’s final argument in support of amended motion to suppress today”. This is the brief requested by Judge Martinez at the end of the October 14, 2021 evidentiary hearing on Eric’s amended motion to suppress, in which Eric testified after Bureau of Prisons (BOP) staff. You can read it at https://cldc.org/…/11/168-Def-Closing-Arg-Suppresspdf.pdf It is 20 pages and details testimony given by Eric regarding the torture he experienced in the wake of being assaulted by a BOP Lieutenant. Facebook does not allow PDFs to be posted but you can request this document (and the…

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    “Am I allowed to breathe”

    This is a poem from October/2016 from when Eric was just two months into his time at FCI Englewood, the start of his journey into this BOP nightmare. Am I allowed to breathe? Is that a punishable offense Am I allowed to feel Is that a shot? Are my thoughts read like my letters Scanned and stored to be used against me later My dreams disected and distorted Tearing apart the meanings Digging for something anything Does my every firing neuron Have sinister intentions Yes..

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    Eric King denied public access to evidentiary hearing

    Public access to Eric King’s evidentiary hearing A federal judge has modified Eric King’s right to a public hearing Alone n the courtroom as he has been in communication for the last year and a half9:30 AM Mountain 877-336-1828 9449909#If you are denied access or if technical issues disrupt your access please call and make a report with NLG legal line 720-822-5893

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    A Dispatch from FCI Englewood’s Segregated Housing Unit

    https://cldc.org/a-dispatch-from-englewood-cos-segregated-housing-unit/?utm_source=Civil+Liberties+Defense+Center+List&utm_campaign=a8dfe957cf-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_06_30_10_34_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_11ddfa2fa7-a8dfe957cf-428836861 Read a message from Eric’s attorneys here “Today I was locked in a small windowless room with asbestos walls crumbling onto a filthy floor for over seven hours. I was allowed to leave only once to use the restroom. I was not permitted to have water, food, or access to my cellphone to let anyone know whether or not I was OK. A small metal shelf, about the size of a laptop, is mounted on one of the walls of the room. Above the shelf is a window of plexiglass that looks into an equal sized cement room in which our client, Eric King, sits looking back at me.…