11 days after Eric was acquitted by a federal trial, the BOP decided to move him from indefinite segregation in a low security prison,to indefinite segregation in a high security prison.
His security level is medium. However, the Bureau of Prisons gave him an internal write-up on the assault in the closet Eric was recently acquitted for, and gave him something called a management variable. This means BOP can place him in max custody no matter how low his actual designation level is.
Eric just went to federal trial; he was found innocent and to have been defending himself against lieutenant Wilcox. However, the BOP has decided to use their own discipline system to punish him for what happened in the closet.
Every facility Eric has been to the last 4 years have orchestrated or attempted to orchestrate an attack on him.
They repeatedly told him at Englewood where he ends up will be determined by the trial verdict.
This was Eric’s worst case scenario. Eric is terrified. He was told by staff at USP Lee he would be hurt in 2019. Now, he will be going straight to segregation in USP Lee. He will be getting virtually no mail. He is worried if something happens to him he won’t even be able to let people know. He will have no magazines, no books, no commissary, no calls, no mail.
If the bop thinks he is such a risk to security. They can send him to one of the prisons that is equipped to handle the problem they say he is.
Send him to the CMU send him to the ADX? Better yet let him just finish his time at a medium security prison as his points indicate. Without a management variable based on an incident he was acquitted for.
Let him finish his time and go home to his family.
This is what is happening to Eric after his victory.
He is currently held in a transfer facility awaiting pickup.
Right now emails to the support email with easily printable articles. World cup updates, boxing, Manchester United, space, science, animals politics, dad jokes and memes. Long things to read. PDFs, articles in an easy printing format preferably. These will give him something to read where they want him to go.
And PLEASE if you have a relationship with your senator (the BOP has to respond to senate inquiry) have a conversation with them. Ask them to step in and help get rid of this maximum management variable for a crime he was acquitted for. Dont let the BOP hurt him again.
If you want to hold space for Eric and virtually attend trial the phone number 877-336-1828 and enter access code 9449909#
On Monday March 14th during jury selection the public may only attend virtually , call 877-336-1828 and enter access code 9449909# this is expected to conclude around 10/11/12 and will be open to the public afterwards.
This is such a big moment for Eric, he has been so cut off from the world for so long. Allowed no outside communication outside of family been in segregation for three and a half years 🖤 finally he gets to tell his story.
Due to covid regulations physical access to the courtroom will be limited to 26 seats to be shared by defense and prosecution. Folks looking to attend have permission to respectfully sit in the hallway and wait for a seat as well as the lobby. If you are sitting in the hallway or lobby it is very important to stay quiet while court is on session. If the way you want to hold space for Eric is in person we have the decorum from the judge here. PLEASE read all of it if you are planning on attending in person.
We want to support Eric in this really big moment ☀️ be with him in any way we can. Through the trial anyone can call in, call 877-336-1828 and enter access code 9449909#.
Because this is a federal jury trial in person attendance comes with the responsibility of respectful behavior. Including clothing. The courthouse has identification requirements. There’s a little bit of homework to do first. We want this trial to happen. This is a moment he has been waiting for for so long.
So please please read the whole decorum if you are planning on attending in person there are VERY specific rules.
Everyday the trial will be available for public observation via this phone line, call 877-336-1828 and enter access code 9449909#.
“There’s something happening here, something special for certain.
It begins with trees and bugs and grows into communities built on trust.
it revolves around the idea that we can cause their destruction with our growth.
it starts with love and grows with the flowers. Ands with the stars burning us all to dust
March 14th “
Eric is excited, nervous and just so ready. Eric has been silenced for years now with communication restrictions. (Which were reinstated days ago💔). Eric had something really terrible happened to him. And then for years he didn’t get to talk about it. This trial is Eric’s opportunity to finally speak 🖤 this is a *good* day. Even when the communication is dampened he can feel all the love and support. He is overwhelmed with the letters he was able to recieve and everyone just helping make him feel so not alone.
Eric has his preliminary hearing this morning please keep him in your thoughts 🖤
Unfortunately right now there is another communication restriction so mail won’t be making it through.
Eric is over the moon having his mail back and hearing from his friends! It’s making him feel so strong and ready to win in March and end this three and a half years of hell. Sitting indefinitely in segregation can really throw a wrench in the trial prep machine. It wasn’t until a year and a half in that he even had his glasses. He survived 18 months of communication restrictions. He survived so so much thrown his way. But beyond survival he is ready to dominate in March when he gets to finally have his trial. He wanted to send everyone love and thanks 🖤 and sat he is thrilled to hear from everyone.